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Old 05-04-2015, 09:04 AM   #1
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RECALL Alert! Stupid location for refer drain line...

I was working on my 22' Sport this weekend and doing general cleanup/service for upcoming summer, when I re-examined my refer compartment and checked the drain line/hose.
It suddenly occurred to me.... AS installed this drain line end, and clamped it beside the door latch... immediately ABOVE the shore-power plug! DOH!

That should be a RECALL!

(Admittedly, this is a simple fix... relocate the drain line FORWARD of the door latch so the water can drain down the side of the AS ... instead of directly down and into the shore-power connection. This is a simple matter of lengthening the hose and relocating the Adel hose clamp.
I had already replaced the OEM hard-plastic drain line with a quality PVC line and insulated it with firesleeve.... I just cannot believe that while I was performing that repair I didn't notice where the condensation drained!)
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:09 AM   #2
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You see, on Vintage we would never drain anything down a side...it all goes out the bottom, and aft at that.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:11 AM   #3
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Rather alarmist title!
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:25 AM   #4
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Rather alarmist title!
Alarmist is in the eye of the beholder.

My intent was to get the attention of anyone whose refer drain line was so poorly placed that it poses a hazard.

(Perhaps you don't consider water draining into a 120 VAC circuit worth an alert or a recall, but I do.)
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:47 AM   #5
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For anyone taken in by the title to this thread, AIRSTREAM HAS NOT ORDERED A RECALL OF ANY KIND FOR THIS.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:35 AM   #6
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...so your concern is that the electrical connection on the side of the camper will get wet?
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:55 AM   #7
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It never rains on the street side of my Airstream........


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Old 05-05-2015, 07:07 AM   #8
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It never rains on the street side of my Airstream........


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Old 05-05-2015, 08:18 AM   #9
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Pointless thread!

It rained on the street side of my Airstream a few days ago, the only result was the trailer got a free wash job.
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With the massive Polen count here right now, rain only means yellow streaks.
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With the massive Polen count here right now, rain only means yellow streaks.
True, I am still trying to get all the North Georgia pollen off from Springstream. Every time it rains I get more yellow streaks.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:49 AM   #12
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Another probable recall should be to insert a screen in the end of the drain for the AIr Conditioner as well.
On our 09 Flying Cloud a mud dauber made a nest in the hose which was inside the wheel well, resulting in condensation flooding the floor when we left the AC on and were away for s few hours. Big cost for what could have been eliminated with a ten cent plastic screen.
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I was working on my 22' Sport this weekend and doing general cleanup/service for upcoming summer, when I re-examined my refer compartment and checked the drain line/hose.
It suddenly occurred to me.... AS installed this drain line end, and clamped it beside the door latch... immediately ABOVE the shore-power plug! DOH!

That should be a RECALL!

(Admittedly, this is a simple fix... relocate the drain line FORWARD of the door latch so the water can drain down the side of the AS ... instead of directly down and into the shore-power connection. This is a simple matter of lengthening the hose and relocating the Adel hose clamp.
I had already replaced the OEM hard-plastic drain line with a quality PVC line and insulated it with firesleeve.... I just cannot believe that while I was performing that repair I didn't notice where the condensation drained!)
The shore power plug is designed for safe operation in wet conditions.
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:17 PM   #14
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I only read this because of the words recall and alert in the title. Geez, Boxite you could get a job with the Weather Channel.
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