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Old 08-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Water leaking through AC

Just fixed a leaking window that made it through torrential rains over the last couple days. I was so happy because this had been an issue for a few months. Now, with today's rain, all of a sudden I have water dropping from the AC cover and a seam right next to it. Nothing has been running, so I know it is not condensation. Any ideas?

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Can you see the drips of water in the photos?
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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If you take the cover off inside the trailer you can se 4 bolts that connect the upper unit to the bottom unit and there is a seal on the upper unit where it sits against the trailer. when you tighten the bolts down it pinches the seal down tight and keeps the water out. Sounds like the seal may be breaking down or the base pan in the upper unit may rusting out. To check that remove the cover on top and you can see the compressor and base pan.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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I was able to loosen the inside cover to see what I could find, but the cover is "trapped" by the crossmember that the folding door slides on. Is there a trick to this without destroying the cover or ripping out the crossbar? The bar can be seen at the bottom of the second picture above. It is an original unit, and though it still works, I will most likely go ahead and replace it since I would need to remove it to replace the seal. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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Quite a few years ago my parents had an Airstream with a crossbeam under the AC there was a screw at each end of the crossbeam once they were removed with quite a bit of prying the crossbeam came out without damage and went back in much easier then out,
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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Cool, I will take a look at that and see if it will work. We were thinking about taking that wall out and just putting a curtain up all the way across instead. It would open it up a good bit during the day that way. Thanks.
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