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Old 06-21-2008, 01:49 PM   #15
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Our 1976 Overlander was leaking on the inside, I tried the hose and it was not blocked. What I did find when I removed the inside plastic cover was that the leak was comming from the clamp that attached the copper tube to the plastic drain tube. It took some moving around, but I was able to tighten the clamp and my inside drip stopped.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:58 PM   #16
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While I like the chap who uses the weed trimmer and his drill as a possible solution, I didn't have one handy when I cleared my last plug. What I did have in the truck was a "fish tape" for conduit which is essentially really thick weed whacker line with a spring hook attached. I ran that up through from down below by hand and it did a great job.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #17
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I hope all the people saying compressed air are blowing down from top,if not they are just blowing the slime back into the pan for it to plug another day.Dave
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:12 PM   #18
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1/2 second of hose spray up the drain tube.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:02 PM   #19
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A/C drain hose

My 1976 tradwind A/C drain hose is cracked inside the wall. With the a/c on water flows inside the the trailer . Dealer said they would have to take the walls apart to replace drain hose.

Question: Is it possible to run a drain hose outside the trailer, attached, to side to bottom? Anyone done this? I thought I saw this done some years ago.

Has anyone replaced their drain hose? and do you have to remove the wall panels inside?

Thanking all in advance,
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:16 PM   #20
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i wonder if a smaller hose could be fished inside the old one? it would not handle as must water but it might help.

is anyone a heart surgeon? lol
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:21 AM   #21
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i wonder if a smaller hose could be fished inside the old one? it would not handle as must water but it might help.

is anyone a heart surgeon? lol
It can be done!

Difficult, but possible.

First, you have to snake a pull wire thru the existing tube. Then, attach a smaller tube (they don't really have to be as big as they are!!!) and lube it up before pulling it thru.

It might take several tries, but it's worth a shot.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:32 AM   #22
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After you clear your tube you may want to take a small square of screen and zip-tie it around the end of the tube to keep out daubers etc.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:48 AM   #23
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why couldn't you snake a fish line through the present tube, attach a new tube to the fished line, and pull the old line out? Is it tied into the inside of the wall with a one way?
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:45 AM   #24
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Smile A/C drain tube

One of the things I asked the service manager, why they could not attach another drain line to the existing one and pull it through? He said the drain line is stapled in various spots inside walls.

Did not know airstream would staple something to metal? I will have to check out my manual this weekend and see what options I may have.

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One of the things I asked the service manager, why they could not attach another drain line to the existing one and pull it through? He said the drain line is stapled in various spots inside walls.

Did not know airstream would staple something to metal? I will have to check out my manual this weekend and see what options I may have.

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The 'service manager' must think that Airstream uses wood 2 X 2's for framing like all of those SOB's I didn't know that you could 'staple' into aluminum!

Hopefully, he meant that the drain hose has 'strain relief' clamps or retainers at various points to hold it to the frame. Even so, they shou dnot be compressing the drain tube to the point that you couldn't slide a smaller tube inside.

It's worth a shot!
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:39 PM   #26
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I did put a new line in mine 3 years ago and it's still doing fine. It was quite easy in my Overlander although 4 inches of the tube can be seen next to the ceiling. I ran the new line on the curbside between the back of the oven and the wall and ended it between the tires. I did contemplate to end it into the sink's drain pipe but changed my mind so I could collect the water outside in a bottle if needed.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:22 PM   #27
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I'm afraid to ask why you collect it in a bottle????
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:12 AM   #28
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I guess it may be to top-up the battery, as it's a condensate. However, it probably picks up a load of impurities on it's way to the tube outlet.
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