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Old 08-22-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Smile Solved: Air Conditioning Drip Hose Clogged

A few days ago we parked, plugged in, turned everything on, got the chairs out and set out to relax. That's when I noticed water dribbling out the lower refrigerator external vent. I jumped to check the frig thinking it was off and defrosting. When I opened the vent door, the floor was covered with 1/4" of water. Having recently had partial floor replacement at JC last fall, I was totally worried. When I went inside the wall on the curb side was wet (we have that covered fabric wall), and there was now a slight drip from the AC. This was bad....I am definitely paranoid about any water inside the trailer

The Solution: I took the inside cover off of the A/C. I was happy to see the drain tube is plainly visible and held in place by a hose clamp. I got a screwdriver, removed the clamp --- lots of water came out that we caught in a bucket. Fortunately, I have in my truck left over clothes line wire that I was saving for some occasion. This gave me a perfect "rooter" to snake through the drain hose and out the end at the wheel well. I put everything back together and we were fixed.

One concern....what if we had turned everthing on, got in our truck and run off somewhere. We would have had a real mess by the time we got back because all the water was going inside the trailer, mostly down the wall behind the A/C and to the floor below. Lesson...check your drip hose.

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Old 08-22-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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Mine clogged while I was at the beach last week. I had to go lay on the ground and use some home made air pressure to blow it open. It worked. It was a better experience than trying to syphon gasoline up a hose! Now I need to pull the AC apart and clean out the pan as what ever was there, is still up there I would think.

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Old 08-23-2010, 05:47 AM   #3
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Lesson...check your drip hose.
Good point. Drip pans can be a haven for slime/mulm and your suggestion is a great maintenance tip as we tend to ignore this until a backup such as yours occurs. Glad to hear that you caught it early and (hopefully) didn't suffer any long term harm.


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Old 08-23-2010, 09:05 AM   #4
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Ha! I did the "homemade air pressure" myself, one time. Hope not to do it again.

Good job, Soyboy.

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