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Old 08-20-2015, 06:25 AM   #1
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A/C Vent or Drain

Hello, I a, the proud new owner of an A122BH and I love it! Just returned from a 5,249 mile road trip, 13 nights in our camper, from WA to OH to KS and back home. My question is about the A/C...no matter how long we ran it, there was no moisture coming out of the drain tubes. Once, we saw quite a lot of water just coming out the side screen/vent, but only the once. Should I been concerned that the water is remaining somewhere near the unit? I worry about water damage in there.

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Old 08-20-2015, 07:41 AM   #2
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Sounds like drain is plugged.
Take cover off and clean it.

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Old 08-20-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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Cleaning the tubes should solve the problem. When the Coolcat is in use, the camper should be leveled with the door side slightly higher the service side to facilitate drainage.

I suggest you remove the cover to the AC compartment and check for water leakage. It is probably not a problem but it is good to be sure. Raise the bed like you do to access the underbed storage. Remove the screws on the cover on the right then pull off the plywood. You have some room for a visual inspection too, through the sliding storage compartment on the service side.

Water or not, it is a good idea to look in there once anyway, IMO, just to get the picture of what is under the cover.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:21 AM   #4
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I have noticed the same. No water coming from the outside A/C tubes. I did take the panels off on the inside of the trailer. I found no water of any sort collecting there. This was after several hours of the A/C running. I looked into the out side grill cover with a flash light and did not see what looked like any sort of blockage. The outside A/C grill cover on the camper is really sealed up nice with caulk all around and on all the screws. Hate to mess that up to check the tubes. This is a brand new camper also.
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:55 PM   #5
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I had the same problem with my 19qbhw this weekend. This was our 5th outing with. In addition to the two tube on the outside grill mine has a large drain tube under the unit that normally drains the water. I have never had any come out of the tube on the side. This weekend water seeped out of the bottom of the grill cover. I looked under the bed at the drain pan and it was dry. I am probably gonna have to remove the cover th o see what's going on. Still don't understand why the drain tube don't drain.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:17 PM   #6
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A/C condensation drain.

Yep, very confused as to why no condensation draining. It was very hot and humid the days I ran our A/C yet no water noticed anywhere. I put a flashlight right up into the grill on the out side and could not find any water anywhere. The thru the grill tubes did not seem to go in very far and then they met the unit. As mentioned before, I pulled all the lids off the boxes inside the trailer and found no water anywhere. Are these some sort of frost free units ?? I think maybe it may be time to ask Forest River what is up with this. Having had roof mounted A/C on other campers, the water always ran off the roof like Niagara Falls in the hot and humid weather. Thanks for sharing in this discussion. Hope we find some answers. I am in Ohio, and soon running the A/C will not be an issue.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:18 PM   #7
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Do you guys know if you have the brisk air II units?

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Old 09-08-2015, 05:20 PM   #8
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Cover looks like this.

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Four screws hold cover on.

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Turbs. The Forest River A frames do not use a roof top style A/C unit. It is a Cool Cat. It looks more like a window air conditioner. It is composed of actually two units. The compressor is mounted flush with the outside wall and then duct work goes to a inside unit that then blows the cold air. It is also a heat pump using sort of reverse action of the conditioner to then push heat. All new to me. I am familiar with the roof top that you have shown. Not what we have in our A frames. Thanks for wanting to help.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:33 PM   #10
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I see.
I'm going to look it up thanks.

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