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Old 06-17-2019, 02:15 PM   #1
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R-pod 171 air conditioner is leaking into the cabin!

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I did some basic a/c maintenance on my 2017 R-Pod 171 after pulling it out of storage.



I removed the shroud and sprayed down the coils and removed some debris from inside the unit. I also disassembled the interior a/c assembly and gave everything a good wipe. Things all seemed fairly clean and ordinary, but now it's dripping water into the cabin.


Can anyone tell me where the drain is located on the roof? I want to have more of a plan than just climbing up and looking around at stuff!
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
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Many of us have no idea, what a 171 is.
What brand is it? FR make almost 100 different brands and many share the same model number.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:58 PM   #3
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Ah, thanks! It's an R-Pod!



Because of its arched roof, the A/C drainage solution is simply to have water drip directly onto the roof and then run down the slope. Not the most elegant, but it was effective -- until yesterday.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:09 PM   #4
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One you remove the inside shroud, you will see the retaining hardware that mounts AC to roof. Tighten these bolts. Do NOT overtighten, that should seal roof to cabin seal. Not a common problem but does happen. The drain is in fact in the self contained area above the cabin. If you remove the upper shroud you can see the drain, it is also held on by 4 screws/bolts. If you need better explanation, post.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:15 PM   #5
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@mcarter, thanks for the reply.


I disassembled the entire inside shroud yesterday and I DID remove those bolts, they were about 8" long and there were 3 of them.


I'm now horrified to think that I might have over-tightened them. Gosh, I sure hope I under-tightened them because that's a much easier fix. I'll get back on top of the roof and see how much I can see between the A/C and the roof to check for damage.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:19 PM   #6
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2 summers ago camping in the keys, the condensation always ran down the side of the Pod -- was I wrong to assume that was a design feature? otherwise how does the condensation get all the way to the ground?
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:19 PM   #7
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I thought there was 4, but I'm old Agree with your plan, but that roof to cabin seal is primary source of leaks into cabin. The drain will just run down low point.
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Chris,

Mine has never run down the side. The keder and trim rails prevent that. It should drain to front or back. Path of least resistance.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:34 PM   #9
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Forgive my imprecise language -- yes, I meant the front/back, not the side!
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:41 PM   #10
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Zactly, has to.
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