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Old 09-11-2015, 12:19 AM   #1
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Air conditioner HW 277

Used our ac for the first time last weekend and noticed after about a half hour quite a bit of water running off the side of bed slide out. We were at the coast and thought it was condensation but not sure. Anyone know if this is normal or do I have a problem?
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:13 AM   #2
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Very normal. It is the condensation from the ac. I wanted to direct that stream off the tenting as I was always having to dry the tent once we got home. So I got a lenght of a plastic trim piece and attached it to the roof edge. It works pretty good. Others use a pool noodle cut in half lengthwise and placed under the roof edge. That never worked well for me. Here is a pic of the edge with the trim attached. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-11-2015, 08:43 AM   #3
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Thank you GOE. I like your solution.
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Old 09-11-2015, 02:53 PM   #4
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Galsofescape I can't tell what you did for the run off? I was thinking use J channel from house siding. Just thinking how to mount it. The pool noodle might work but thinking a HW might be hard to install it and the noodles soak up water so it would only work for some time maybe not the whole weekend.
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Hi kinma, It is that small strip just under the lip of the roof. It is a piece of plastic trim in the shape of a j. I attached it to the inside of the roof edge and has a small gap between the trim and the roof. It acts like a gutter. It blends in real well don't it.
The condensate now runs along the channel and drains off the side of the camper.
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Oh and at the moment, grizzly glue is holding it in place.
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Oh ok. That's what I was thinking just wasn't sure how to attach it. The DW would kill me attaching a trim to our new pup. Maybe I'll use velcro on the inside of the roof. That will be my next mod. Ty
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:35 AM   #8
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Yeah, totally get that kinma as I used Velcro at first to make sure it would work before I tried a more permanent way of attaching it. Velcro works, but holds the trim piece further under the roof edge. The Velcro got soaking wet and when the tent end is deployed, it pushes upward on the trim piece.
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:52 PM   #9
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Looking to replicate this modification. Anyone have a idea/part list that I can use for my HW277?


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I think this is it but I'm not sure. I'm assuming it was placed under the roof and has the ability to be screwed in from underneath.

http://www.rvstoredirect.com/standar...er-p-4320.html


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