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Old 03-14-2016, 04:53 PM   #1
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Does Mach 8 need the OEM Drip-pan?

Pretty much a yes/no question but the folks at PPL RV didn't know and they referred me to Coleman Inc. whose service offices were closed. Any info would be appreciated...
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Pretty much a yes/no question but the folks at PPL RV didn't know and they referred me to Coleman Inc. whose service offices were closed. Any info would be appreciated...
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No, but the drip cup kit will allow it to drain through the drain tube.
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No, but the drip cup kit will allow it to drain through the drain tube.
Yup the Cup.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:26 AM   #4
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Getting somewhere

Thanks for your help, I think I'm finally getting somewhere. When I order this unit do you think the "cup kit" and condensation pump need to be ordered/used together? I've seen Mach 8 units advertised with/without the condense pump. Does one replace the other? At least I don't need to deal with a new pan and I can peel the rest of the old one of the roof(small victories !!!
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The is the kit that I PMed you about yesterday. I don't know about the condensate pump for the Coleman, but www.etrailer.com should be able to tell you which system you need.

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Thanks for your help, will check with etrailer and keep you posted...

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Update #2: Finally got ahold of a Coleman tech, he stated that the Mach 8 (part #47224A876(White) does have the condensate pump which will tie into the drip tube on an AS if "hacked" together (his words,not mine). However, the OEM pan must remain in place as it adjusts for the curvature of the AS roof and the Mach 8 is mounted on top of that.
I thought I read on these forums that folks can double the roof gasket to get a good seal w/o the OEM Pan. Anyone know if that will work with the Mach 8 system? I did order a second gasket just in case. At least I have something inbound to fill the hole in the roof... One day at a time!!!
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:22 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=MAJORJDB;1763709]Update #2: Finally got ahold of a Coleman tech, he stated that the Mach 8 (part #47224A876(White) does have the condensate pump which will tie into the drip tube on an AS if "hacked" together (his words,not mine). However, the OEM pan must remain in place as it adjusts for the curvature of the AS roof and the Mach 8 is mounted on top of that.
I thought I read on these forums that folks can double the roof gasket to get a good seal w/o the OEM Pan. Anyone know if that will work with the Mach 8 system? I did order a second gasket just in case. At least I have something inbound to fill the hole in the roof... One day at a time!!!
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I realize you are dealing with the Coleman product, and mine is a Dometic, however on mine at least, there were two gaskets used, AND a "spacer" that is towards the rear of the AC to give support to the entire unit.
I don't see why the same idea couldn't work with your Coleman.

I think if you could get a copy of the Dometic installation instructions, if would answer your question...

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Larry,
Thanks, it seems so complicated of an issue, but is it really? You would think there would be a retro-fit kit to fit multiple brands to the older trailers as they are probably being replaced on a regular basis. I hadn't heard of a roof "spacer", is that something you purchased or did you craft it? This "spacer" should fit any brand as it most likely has a 14" x 14" opening correct? If this is something you purchased through Dometic and have a part # you could pass along it would be greatly appreciated. I will search for a Dometic manual/spacer and keep you posted. Have a super day!!!
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With a Mach 8, simply order the model with the condensate pump and an additional gasket. The hose leading from the pump plumbs into your interior drain line and the additional gasket allow extra padding to allow the unit to perfectly conform to the roof curve.

I would avoid the roof pan at all costs!!


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Thats just what I ordered, the Mach 8 w/condensate pump and an extra gasket as I thought the extra gasket was what folks were recommending to get a proper roof seal. Also read about the "hush kit" is that an upgrade for older units or something I should install on my new AC before mounting? Just started searching for the hush kit online but haven't narrowed down anyone who sells them or if I even need it. I do have the factory tech line # if I can't find out through the forum. However, they were so-so the last time I talked to them (2 days ago) so I'll see what I can find out first. Don't have the new AC yet anyway... Thanks for your input!!
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Thats just what I ordered, the Mach 8 w/condensate pump and an extra gasket as I thought the extra gasket was what folks were recommending to get a proper roof seal. Also read about the "hush kit" is that an upgrade for older units or something I should install on my new AC before mounting? Just started searching for the hush kit online but haven't narrowed down anyone who sells them or if I even need it. I do have the factory tech line # if I can't find out through the forum. However, they were so-so the last time I talked to them (2 days ago) so I'll see what I can find out first. Don't have the new AC yet anyway... Thanks for your input!!
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James,

AFAIK, the quiet kit is a new fan blade for the condenser. The tech line number you probably have is for 'techs' and the phone guys don't like talking to 'customers'.

Tell them you're doing the install and they may open up a bit. :-))



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I don't know if this will help you, but I was just reading this couples' restoration blog post about installing the Mach 8 with the drip pump adaptation with step by step instructions.

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Thanks, it seems so complicated of an issue, but is it really? You would think there would be a retro-fit kit to fit multiple brands to the older trailers as they are probably being replaced on a regular basis. I hadn't heard of a roof "spacer", is that something you purchased or did you craft it? This "spacer" should fit any brand as it most likely has a 14" x 14" opening correct? If this is something you purchased through Dometic and have a part # you could pass along it would be greatly appreciated. I will search for a Dometic manual/spacer and keep you posted. Have a super day!!!
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I think Lew is right on target with his comment about the condensate pump and extra gasket...My extra gasket came with the condensate cup kit....good luck!

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