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Old 04-15-2003, 06:43 PM   #1
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'70's condensate drain?

hey all you '70's dudes,

where would one look for the condensate drain on a '74 excella with the original armstrong a.c.?

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There should be a clear plastic tube coming out of the underbelly very close to the left rear wheel.
If you want to get at the beginning of that drain tube, you can easily do so by dropping the interior shroud.
The drain line connects at that juncture.


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my drain is in front of the tires on the refer side . I hope that helps
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There should be a clear plastic tube coming out of the underbelly very close to the left rear wheel.
If you want to get at the beginning of that drain tube, you can easily do so by dropping the interior shroud.
The drain line connects at that juncture.


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left? is that street or curb side?

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The left side of the trailer is that side that normally goes down the road, just like a car.

Therefore the left side is the street side or off door side.

The right side is the door side, curb side, or off road side.

It all makes sense, unless your in England.


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so if we look on the street side aft of the wheels we would find a puddle?

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John,

Streetside in front of the wheels is where it has been on both of my A/S's, it is most likely a black hose. Just picture yourself driving your A/S down the road just like a motorhome, streetside is to your left if you would be sitting in the imaginary seat grasping the imaginary steering wheel, unless you are from England and Jamaica (been there and it literally drove me nuts!!) or a bunch of other places where they drive on the wrong side of the road.

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Clear hose, black hose, forward of the wheels, rearward of the wheels, doesn't matter. Look for the water spot.

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Black hose on a 1971.

I cannot find a puddle though. Could be because the last and only time we used the AC was in 1994 in KY? that trailer hasn't seen a street or a curb since 1996.

So, I think that Chas has been mudding the issues with his talk of curb side vs street side.
I should know. I guess not many of you have had the pleasure of pulling trailers in England with a "right handed" car.
When I went from France to England, the curb side of my pop-up was on the right side. When I reached England, the curb side of the trailer was still the same I suppose. But it was then on the street side. So, as you can see the curb side is not a realiable fixed point.

I checked on our 1971: there is a black hose forward of the wheels. (forward = direction trailer should travel when on interstate)

What I would suggest is this:

if you are one of the lucky owner of a rear bathroom AS, turn your nose towards the bathroom window, pretend your nose is the minutes hand of a clock, put your nose at 12, extend your LEFT arm (the one opposite side of where your liver used to be), pretend your arm is the hour. When it's about 11 o'clock, you have found the hose in question.
If you do not have a rear bath, I don't want to know. You are too lucky already.
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John, I have to apologize for answering your post, I see it was addressed to:
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hey all you '70's dudes
forget me for meddling in you dudes' affairs.
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hey all you '70's dudettes

is that better?

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John, it makes me feel really good.....seeing who answered a post addressed to "all you 70's dudettes": Andy, Art & Chas. That explains a lot.

With all that help, I hope you found that drain hose.
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yes it has been located!

left, streetside (north america)

in front of the wheels. (in the general direction of travel)

thanks to all in a gender neutral way!

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