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Old 08-06-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Must I be destructive?

Several years ago when I ordered a new pan for it and the Airstream dealer was to install it, I was told that since the A/C had been set in Vulcum it could not be removed without destroying the A/C. What say you folks? Does this sound right to you? I've had serious condensate pan problems of late and would like to get it fixed.


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Old 08-06-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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I'm not really sure if that is the case, but I would just go to another RV dealer in the area and see what they have to say. AC units and drip pans are not Airstream specific.


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Old 08-06-2009, 08:58 AM   #3
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Sounds a little strange to me, Gene. More details with photos would certainly help.

What kind of AC do you have now? What is the pan made of?

The old Coleman that I replaced in had the drain tube attached to the metal bottom of the AC and could have been removed without the destruction shown in the photo when my helpers unceremoniously pitched it off the scaffolding while I was inside. Since it wasn't working, it was not an issue. It went to the scrap yard.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:23 AM   #4
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A heat gun should soften the Vulkem. Then use a putty knife to break the bond.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for your replies.

The A/C is a DuoTherm Penguin, 13,500 btu. The pan is plastic and has a reservoir with a drain tube attached. I did some repairs on it about four years ago and it has been OK until last weekend when it started dripping on the bed. I can't send pictures as the trailer is at another location where Iím doing some work on the Oregon border (Iím parked near the confluence of the Snake and Payette Rivers). When I return there this weekend Iím going to try to blow things out with compressed air and hope that will do the trick for now.

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