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Old 08-10-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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We have a new Cherokee tt and I do not see the drain tube coming out of the outside vent. It looks like there is a tube that is draining into a small tray inside the vent cover. Is this correct?
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:38 PM   #2
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There should be a drain tube behind the fridge outside vent cover. When I bought my TT I had to route it out thru one of the holes in the vent cover. Most of the time they are just stuffed up behind the vent cover.
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The tray MIGHT be OK. My home fridge drains to a tray underneath. The air coming across it to cool the coils also evaporates the water.

I'd just keep an eye on it. You can always route it outside if it starts giving you trouble.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:39 AM   #4
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We have a new Cherokee tt and I do not see the drain tube coming out of the outside vent. It looks like there is a tube that is draining into a small tray inside the vent cover. Is this correct?
You are correct.
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Not sure of the brand fridge you have, but all the Norcolds I've seen have the tube going into a small pan between the back of the fridge and outer vent / panel near the burner tube. All the Dometics have the tube run through the vent panel to the outside. Not sure if the norcold works off evaporation from the small pan or what, but I have 2 units within 100 feet of me that are both like that. Even on the norcold, I'd reroute to the outside. No reason not to that I can think of.


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Even on the norcold, I'd reroute to the outside. No reason not to that I can think of.
I think because it leaves streaks on the camper wall.
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There is a small black stopper in the end of the hose also. Not sure what purpose a blocked tube serves....
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Mines never left streaks. Doesn't drip down the side. It's in the shop now or I'd take a picture.


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You sure it's a stopper and not a bug blocker?
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I have the black tube coming outside, but it has NEVER dropped one drop of condensation, ever.

Baffles me.
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