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Old 11-25-2010, 06:45 AM   #15
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Does a Coleman AC have a drip pan/ MINE JUST RUNS OUT DOWN THE ROOF. vERY MESSY. Sal.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:48 AM   #16
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forgot. Its an 81 Excella II. Sal.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:42 AM   #17
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We had Coleman's on our 280 and the 310, both had pans and drip tubes. They need to be aired out every season if you're around leaves and pine/fir needles.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:15 PM   #18
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I just learned this the hard way: if you think your a/c mounting bolts need to be tightened, be extremely careful.....40 to 50 inch/pounds (as recommended by the generic Dometic paperwork that came with my trailer) is WAY too much.......so as usual, Airstreams are different.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:20 PM   #19
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where would the drain tube come out of the trailer? Sal.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:30 PM   #20
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I don't want to enter into the "no-caulk" question, but only suggest that the present leak MIGHT not be related to the original leak.

Several years ago we had a severe leak from the A/C unit on our 2002 Bambi. Turned out to be nearly invisible cracks in the rooftop plastic shroud. The cracks originated at the screw holes for the screws holding the shroud on. We replaced the shroud with a new one and no leaks since.

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Old 11-25-2010, 02:11 PM   #21
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I just learned this the hard way: if you think your a/c mounting bolts need to be tightened, be extremely careful.....40 to 50 inch/pounds (as recommended by the generic Dometic paperwork that came with my trailer) is WAY too much.......so as usual, Airstreams are different.
I don't use torque specs for tightening a roof air, as almost every situation is different and 'generic' specs are just that.......one size does NOT fit all! The sealing gasket should be compressed to 50% of it's original height to obtain a proper seal.
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:18 PM   #22
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The drain tube comes out in the wheel well. Just look for a few inches of hose sticking down.
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:28 PM   #23
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Water Leak

Perhaps this will help. My 2010 31D Airstream flooded water when we ran the heat pump...didn't when we ran the A/C. It was repaired in Paso Robles while we were on a trip (two weeks in Paso Robles).

The unit needed to removed and the pan checked to determine the water footprint. My unit had cracks in the heat pan and Dometic unit. Dometic, AS, and Paso Robles had a joint phone conversation while looking at pictures. Dometic replaced the unit. It is important not to use power tools when tightening the unit!!!

I would suggest taking it to a dealer and have them remove and check the the pan. It would be helpful for them to actually see it leak to help trace the problem. It may also leak when running the heat pump. We purchased in August and didn't use the heat pump until late September.

Hope this helps. Paso Robles was super in solving the problem; Jana was Superb! She could also help explain the problem that triggered a unit replacement. Northwest Airstream started the repair and didn't finish it because of our trip schedule being tight. They didn't a wonderful job in coordinating a continuation of the warranty work with Sky RV.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:37 AM   #24
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Drain tube

Thanks for the loc. of the drain tube. Will see if I can blow it out. Hope to be trying it in Jan. in Fla. Sal.
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Thanks all. Bramer, ours is purely a rain-related leak. No issues when using heat pump or AC. Just when driving thru heavy rain. (Which happens a lot in the Northwest!) The 'Spud is under a roof now, in storage, but we'll be taking it to an AS service shop (C & G) in SoCal in Jan or Feb to get to the bottom of things. I hope. Will post an update then.
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Leak to be solved this week

If anyone's still following this thread, we're back and this week we take the Silver Spud into C & G Service Center to have them diagnose and repair the AC/roof leak. Will post outcome when we learn it.
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Yes, looking forward to hearing about it.
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I am on the hook to fix my AC/rain leak on my '72 Ambassador. The Dometic AC is a replacement unit that is only a few years old. But during a rain storm, it leaks like a over watered horse.

I can see various suspect seams in the area under the and around unit that I want to attack with Vulkem.

My plan is to unbolt the unit, lift and block the it up high enough to attack all the seams and such. Blocking it up with dunnage.

Any thoughts here?
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