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Old 03-17-2020, 12:07 PM   #1
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Water draining down the side

I just replaced the original A/C on my 1976 Argosy. The old A/C did not drip down the sides of the trailer. I installed a Mach 3 and it does drip. Why?

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Do you have a pan drain tube? Did you connect it? It may be clogged. I use safety wire and run it up from the bottom.


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Old 03-17-2020, 04:43 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by coolbabe View Post
I just replaced the original A/C on my 1976 Argosy. The old A/C did not drip down the sides of the trailer. I installed a Mach 3 and it does drip. Why?

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Did you purchase and install the drain cup kit for your Mach 3 air conditioner? If not, there is no way it can drain through the drain tube in the trailer.
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:20 PM   #4
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Our ‘69 Trade Wind did not have factory a/c or internal drain tubes .

So I installed a Coleman Mach 8 in the factory location . But alas the factory wiring is there but hasn’t any slack . So I ran a new line from the front circuit breaker box to the a/c . This was very easy on the ‘69 .

Now to run drain lines that’s another story . I would have to remove the inner skin to do it . That isn’t going to happen.

So the a/c drains down the sides of the trailer . To control where it goes I just level the trailer so it flows off the street side .
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