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Old 03-26-2010, 02:20 PM   #21
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The drain tube on my 2007 Surveyor SV291 dosen't come through the fridge vent, rather fits into a clip in the vent grill that holds it in place. The grill also keeps small insects and spiders from getting in the hose and blocking it's flow. I check it make sure it is secure when I check my tire pressure before each trip.The vent is right above the tires and I just look up. So far I haven't had any problems with the way it drains.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:46 AM   #22
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We just had our walk-thew on our 2010 Rockwood 8315bss, The tech said that Forest River 'never' pushes the fridge drain out the vent. He didn't know why, but he always makes sure it is pushed out of the vent before the RV leaves the lot. It is on their checklist.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:53 AM   #23
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I'd like to add one thing about the fridge drain. I always push it back in when I store the unit, I have no idea why but I do. Thursday evening I was outside and remembered this posting so I opened the grille, grabbed the tube to place it through the grille and I got a one inch piece with the end. The tubing became brittle and kept breaking off in short pieces. Friday I priced a replacement tube and was shocked by the price. Especially one retailer on line wants $16.95 for the little end piece alone plus $13.95 to ship it. I could have sworn I saw a pistol pointed at me through my screen. I decided to give HD a try. Bingo! they sell the reinforced tubing for under $13. It's 10 ft long, you don't need more than 3 ft so you'll have plenty left over. The end piece fits snugly inside and it slides over the drain nipple securely. I put a couple wireties to hold it in place. It's 3/4"OD x 1/2" ID Tubing with the mesh in it. This stuff won't kink either. Plus it won't become brittle and break off.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:30 AM   #24
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Great tip.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:41 PM   #25
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UPDATE

Got my trailer back from the dealer. I can see what has been done to address my problem (hopefully...). The "bubbles" are so small the fix would likely be worse than the problem so I am going to live with it. Anyone with the same setup might be interested. A little elbow grease and an hour of a person's time my save their trailer from the same fate as mine.

I've attached some pics showing the removed screws (from the bottom only, beside the mounting clips). Apparently the dealership made a dam that goes over the edge of the opening, it is not visible because it would be under the caulking. The outside cover was removed to do the repair, I believe.

I have attached pics of the vent setup. It drains out the fridge vent cover as required. I can't say for sure that it has always been where it is now.

Hopefully this helps someone, see what I mean about the bubbles. You can't even see them in the pics.

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Very interesting topic. My 2010 Rockwood is set up the same and I can visibly see the bubbles under the fiberglass below the fridge vent. Spoke to Forest River and Dealer and was advised to send photos. For that section below the fridge vent and wheel well cover, would they would need to replace the entire wall or is there a way a repair can be done?
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:48 AM   #27
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Timely too.

My white plastic tube is falling apart now and will be dripping inside the coach before long. Time for this repair.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:56 PM   #28
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Just brought my Trailer to the factory this past Saturday for the bubbles in fiberglass under fridge vent. Hoping they do a good repair job. I've seen other manufactures that attempted to fix the problem but only made it worse. Will keep you updated on the repairs and what they did to fix it. Just wanted to let everyone know that the Warranty Department has been wonderful to deal with. They have always sent out a broken part timely and have stood behind their product. Having seen their facility first hand when I dropped off my trailer was impressive. Right in the middle of Amish community and nothing but farm land everywhere. The buildings are huge and have trailers all around them. Just wish I could of swapped out mine for a new one as I'm sure they wouldn't miss 1 of the 100's outside ready for delivery. Yes I've had my fair share of problems but my interactions with the warranty department would make me purchase another trailer from Rockwood.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:03 PM   #29
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I'd like to add one thing about the fridge drain. I always push it back in when I store the unit, I have no idea why but I do. Thursday evening I was outside and remembered this posting so I opened the grille, grabbed the tube to place it through the grille and I got a one inch piece with the end. The tubing became brittle and kept breaking off in short pieces. Friday I priced a replacement tube and was shocked by the price. Especially one retailer on line wants $16.95 for the little end piece alone plus $13.95 to ship it. I could have sworn I saw a pistol pointed at me through my screen. I decided to give HD a try. Bingo! they sell the reinforced tubing for under $13. It's 10 ft long, you don't need more than 3 ft so you'll have plenty left over. The end piece fits snugly inside and it slides over the drain nipple securely. I put a couple wireties to hold it in place. It's 3/4"OD x 1/2" ID Tubing with the mesh in it. This stuff won't kink either. Plus it won't become brittle and break off.
It is information like this that makes this forum great. And of course, like almost anything else, it is the people who make the whole thing work.

I will keep an eye on my refrig drain tube.

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Sigh, mine is breaking up too. It is on my winterization checklist to repair with a hose from Home Depot/Lowes.
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