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Old 09-24-2012, 03:41 PM   #31
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Mine comes from inside to a drip pan inside the compartment and evaporates from the heat from the burner.

White shield is to direct air from fans upward towards tubes and fins.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:55 PM   #32
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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.
On our old trailer, I got a pc of clear tubing from Lowes that fit over the original hose and just pushed in up on the old hose as far as it would go which was about 12"-18" and put the screeen in the end of it and wire tied the end of the hose around it. Worked real good and was still pliable when we traded the trailer off this last Feb.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:59 AM   #33
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Same here, my dripping hose is so brittle I'm afraid of touching it.

I am wondering how difficult it is to route the new hose from the dripping tray to the outside...
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:18 AM   #34
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I will be finding out in a week or so. The camper will be getting a complete work list done as part of winterizing. Replacing that hose is on the list.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:25 AM   #35
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It is funny how topics do seem to come up on here right when you need them...

While I was waxing the camper two weekends ago, I was cleaning the fridge grille, and in the process of moving this vent hose, it broke off from brittleness. I removed the grille, but I can't even see where this hose originates from, it's so far up there behind stuff. So I used a small piece of tubing I had laying around and "fixed" the end (including the little insect screen,) but I don't know how long this repair will last. Looks like another thing for the winterization list.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:34 AM   #36
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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.

I did the exact same "repair" when my fifth was brand new, as a preventative measure, but I used the Dicor self-leveling sealant. It looks like your dealer just used silicone, so I would keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't start to peel and leak again.

As for the fridge drain tube not being stuck through the vent cover from the factory, it is obvious that the guy who installs that cover is simply too lazy to do it right. So what else is new?
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:04 AM   #37
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...I am wondering how difficult it is to route the new hose from the dripping tray to the outside...
Just find a pc of hose from Lowes/HD and slide it over the existing hose and extend it out the door if that's what you want to do. Why do that with the drip pan? I have screen wire over the back of the door to keep mud daubers, spiders, etc. at bay.
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Just find a pc of hose from Lowes/HD and slide it over the existing hose and extend it out the door if that's what you want to do. Why do that with the drip pan? I have screen wire over the back of the door to keep mud daubers, spiders, etc. at bay.
The existing one is falling apart and will soon be gone completely. So I would rather replace all of it with a newer, sturdier one, from the drip pan to the outside.

The little drip tray snaps out, I can pull it out. I would then connect the new hose and route it at the back... that's what I wondering about.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:24 PM   #39
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Found this link, could be helpful.

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #40
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Our fridge "slober tube" was also tucked inside when we got our TT. I luckily noticed it the first time we used the TT.
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