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Old 08-12-2019, 05:19 AM   #1
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Air conditioner draining on roof

In May I purchased a new 2019 Geo Pro 19FD. After waiting a few weeks to get a dedicated 30 amp circuit installed on one of my buildings, I was able to check out the AC. It was defective and I took it back to dealer and after about 4 weeks they replaced it with a new AC...AIRXCEL model 47203B879. I brought it home Saturday, and Sunday I turned the AC on to check it out. It was in the low 90s and high humidity here in NC. The AC cooled very well and appeared to be functioning correctly. Later in the day I noticed water dripping from the lfront eft corner gutter extender. I looked on the roof and saw that the AC was draining water on the roof and the water was running under the flexible solar panel into the gutter. My question is, is it normal for AC unit to drain itís water directly on to the roof? Or is there a drain line that may have an issue, or is there a heater of some sort that is not working?
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:30 AM   #3
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That is how all AC units drain, no drain lines like your AC unit at home. A little thing I do when camping is deciding where I want the water to drain and then when I'm leveling the TT I'll put a little pitch to the TT to make the water drain to whatever corner I want the water to drain from.
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Normal and the higher the relative humidity the greater the quantity.
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Thanks

Thanks so much. I had a hunch and was hoping that be the case. Now on to checking out the other systems, etc.
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Normal drain but I did see something interesting acouple days ago here where we stay at Alice Springs RV park in Ionia MI
It was a forest product and when the AC dripped it came where his storage door was, he took a pool noodle and slid it on the drip thingy and re routed the drip. Pretty cool idea if it drains in the wrong area.
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Normal drain but I did see something interesting acouple days ago here where we stay at Alice Springs RV park in Ionia MI
It was a forest product and when the AC dripped it came where his storage door was, he took a pool noodle and slid it on the drip thingy and re routed the drip. Pretty cool idea if it drains in the wrong area.
That's a Forest River product...above..I couldn't edit my post.
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In May I purchased a new 2019 Geo Pro 19FD. After waiting a few weeks to get a dedicated 30 amp circuit installed on one of my buildings, I was able to check out the AC. It was defective and I took it back to dealer and after about 4 weeks they replaced it with a new AC...AIRXCEL model 47203B879. I brought it home Saturday, and Sunday I turned the AC on to check it out. It was in the low 90s and high humidity here in NC. The AC cooled very well and appeared to be functioning correctly. Later in the day I noticed water dripping from the lfront eft corner gutter extender. I looked on the roof and saw that the AC was draining water on the roof and the water was running under the flexible solar panel into the gutter. My question is, is it normal for AC unit to drain itís water directly on to the roof? Or is there a drain line that may have an issue, or is there a heater of some sort that is not working?
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After leveling and turning on the AC, I always check where the water is draining. If it drains forward by the door, I adjust a little nose higher to have it gravity flow to the rear. We use a Big Orange bucket to catch the water dripping off. It's also a just in case runaway campfire Fire Bucket! Water shouldn't be in a puddle anywhere on the roof but running off toward a gutter drain if you have them.
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If you have or can get ahold of a used CPAP hose they will slip right over the drain spout. I connect two together with a PVC coupling and cut one short enough to run the water into a bucket. Looks kind of red neck but it works.
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Thanks so much. I had a hunch and was hoping that be the case. Now on to checking out the other systems, etc.

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Keep in mind that you can control which end and which side the water runs off by how you level the TT. Just level it slightly lower on one corner and it will drain there.
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When it rains, your roof will have more water on it than the AC draining. That will be normal also.
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My problem is the water being slightly rusty and it stains the roof over time.
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My problem is the water being slightly rusty and it stains the roof over time.
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My problem is the water being slightly rusty and it stains the roof over time.
In the scale (pun) of life, this is a small thing.

Equipment is to be used and there by gets dirty and worn. Put a dent or two.. (three) on your unit and the last thing that will come to your mind is a rusty stream of AC water on your roof. Life is for Living and the Adventure... "Carpe Diem"
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There are probably two drain holes from the condensation pan (one on each side). Trouble begins if those holes get plugged over time with debris including algae. Clean while cleaning the rest of the upper part of your AC.
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