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Old 06-03-2014, 10:41 AM   #1
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AIR CONDITIONING...water is not running to the side drain and running off the roof

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We have been plagued with water dripping from our under counter light. The overhead cabinet has a puddle of water on the bottom shelf. All is dry on top shelf...side walls, etc.

We had thought water was accumulating from rain on the awning...as when we roll in, there is a significant amount of runoff.

This am...we think ...it is the ac water standing on the roof... And not running off.
Our entire roof was replaced by Forest River last August.

FROGS are better problem solvers than most dealers....
Please send guidance as to what we should check before driving miles in the wrong direction to a certified dealer
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:59 AM   #3
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Someone needs to get up on the roof and pull the AC cover and see if the screws are covered with Dicor as well as checking any drain holes or tubes.

Until then try tilting your unit to one side or front to back to help drainage.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:01 AM   #4
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Assuming your AC is discharging the water to your roof properly, follow the water trail currently to find the entry point. Otherwise, pull the cover, run the unit and make sure the discharge tube is clear, allowing the water to flow out of the unit, with no backup, causing leakage at the mounting opening.
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:32 PM   #5
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You might pull the inside cover and make sure the hold down bolts in each corner are snugged up. Mine loosened up and rain dripped in briefly. There is a foam gasket on the roof that makes the seal.
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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OK, make sure your drain holes in the ac pan is free of debris that is blocking the holes and allowing the water to build up and enter the camper. 99% this is your problem.

The 1% is the air conditioner is not properly seated on its gasket.

"King Kong" the installer liked to tighten the unit down right to the roof. This crushes the foam gasket and causes the gasket in contact with the roof to "bow" actually reducing the gasket material in contact; not increasing it.

The units come with "Torque Tabs" (yellow in these photos) that are supposed to serve as a guide to allow even compression of the gasket without over crushing or unevenly compressing the gasket. You can see them if you drop the air handler or remove the filter.

Check yours as they are "supposed" to just touch the roof membrane when the gasket is properly and evenly compressed.

If yours are like these; DO NOT loosen them! You will leak immediately since the gasket is already ruined. The only way to repair an improperly installed gasket is to replace it and start over.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:06 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the great tips. We will execute all of them until we find the problem,Click image for larger version

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Thanks for all the great tips. We will execute all of them until we find the problem,Attachment 54269

Having a great summer. Been out since March 20...
One more place to check case it isn't the AC leaking at the roof.
The roof is "pebbled fiberglass" and has a short history of cracking in corners or along areas not installed flat with bulges. Since the water is showing closer to the edge of the roof than the crowned center it could be a crack or bad wall/ roof seam leaks.
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