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Old 06-28-2016, 02:41 PM   #1
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AC runs but no water dripping off roof

Our 2012 Rockwood 2701SS is new to us. A while ago we had the AC running but I didn't see water dripping off the roof as with our previous travel trailer.

Am I missing something?
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:45 PM   #2
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I had that happen on my last trailer twice, seemingly at random. Both times it started leaking inside after a short while. Get on the roof and pull the AC cover. Make sure the drains are clear and not plugged. In my case, it was a combination of that and the AC gasket not sealing well.
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:01 PM   #3
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You may very well have a drain problem, but the relative humidity also has a lot to do with how much moisture the A/C unit generates.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:13 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I will get up there and have a look.

Regarding the drain - will it exit onto the roof or are there cases where it runs through the trailer to underneath?
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I will get up there and have a look.

Regarding the drain - will it exit onto the roof or are there cases where it runs through the trailer to underneath?
I'm not saying they don't exist but I've not seen one with drains through the trailer.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:23 PM   #6
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Take a look to see if water is pooling on the roof. It could be as simple as raising or lowering one end of your trailer to force the water to run off.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:43 PM   #7
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For what it's worth, how well does the unit cool? If it puts out cold air then it is also creating condensation...dat's da physics. Regardless of how the water is routed, it will eventually end up on the ground. I live in the Tropics of Texas, I end up with a puddle so big I almost blamed the neighbor's fleet of Shetland Sheepdogs (that's a lot, BTW). This falls in line with Subsailor's post, dry air means little condensation.
Are you parked over grass of pavement? Grass might make it hard to spot where the condensate is draining. The only other option is somehow it got plumbed into the gray tank. Unlikely...but you did say "new to you", so who knows what the previous owner might have done.
Your on the right track, let us know what you find.
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When mine got plugged, it pooled under the AC cover. I even lifted one end a couple of inches and it wouldn't run off. The fan was keeping it somewhat away from the unit but, when it stopped, it started leaking inside through a corner of the gasket that wasn't tight enough. Found some leaves and stuff up under the drain rails when I pulled the cover.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:18 PM   #9
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We camped in Big Bend for 2 weeks never seen any water so figured the low humidity had something to do with it.
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:49 PM   #10
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This past weekend I had issues with my A/C. It was very humid and I did see the water running off the roof on the outside. However, water also started dripping on the inside - especially when the unit was shut off.
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