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Old 07-06-2012, 09:15 AM   #431
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I have an "issue" and no clue what to do about it. I first noticed it last July 4th (our hottest trip last year) and again this July 4th, again our hottest trip thus far.

Once the camper has been out for several days with the AC running in hot temps I am getting a pretty sizeable drip under the garage area. When I say sizeable, it puddles like the ac and you can see the wet spot even after overnight.

Last year I was convinced it was a shower leak and went looking. The shower is not leaking. Then after some mirror and flash light magic found that the water appears to be dripping from the frame in the ceiling of the shower/bedroom wall area. I thought ok, AC water or something but the AC is in the kitchen, there is nothing that would be producing water that far up in the camper. The only thing I can think of is condensation from the AC in the ceiling due to the temp difference from the roof and inside.

What can be done about this as I do not want to have water dripping down the inside of the camper like this.

We have a 2010 32BHOK. I have had issues with the AC freezing up on as well. many have said that was because of me running it when it wasnt really that hot outside in high humidity. Some have said low freon. I only bring this up because I do not know if something about the AC could be blowing something different causing the condensation.

If you stick your head in the garage right by the hookups you can actually hear the drip coming down the wall. Some lands on the little piece of plywood that is on top of the garage panel (where they screwed the light too) and then some comes out under the camper skirting by the grey tank handle.

We all know that water is a campers worst enemy, what can I do? Please keep in mind that due to our schedules we have not used this camper as much as we have liked. We have maybe stayed in the camper 7 trips (2 weeks, the rest weekends).

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #432
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My 11 32 bhok has a lot of condensation in the bathroom vent.
Drips on floor
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #433
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Took our 2012 31R3TS 5th wheel on maiden voyage last week for 5 days, before we head out for a 6-8 wk jaunt. Everything was pretty good except for a few bugs.


  1. When the dining side slide goes out there is a step up that trips us in front of the entertainment center. It doesn't lie flat to the floor as the other side does.

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I have a 2012 31 RETS-6 and the dining/sofa slide has a step up as well when the opposite slide is "almost" flush with the floor. I too was concerned about this because my last two 5th. wheels the slides were almost flush with the floor when extended. I went over to the dealer I bought my Sabre from and went through about three, the larger slides were somewhat like mine, a step up. There is a nylon strip that the floor of the slide rides on when going out and in. It is usually tapered toward the outside of the trailer and the plywood floor of the slide (on my last two 5th., wheels) the last couple of inches should be cut at an angle so when the slide goes all the way out, the end of the plywood floor "should" go down about half way on the nylon strip thus lowering the floor and making an "almost" flat transition. If you will look under the carpet of the opposite slide you will probably see the white nylon strip. I can barely see the white strip on the sofa/dining slide as the floor is completely covering thus the step up.
Maybe since this is the large slide it needs the additional support. Maybe SabreSam could address this.
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SabreSam, (2010 32bhok)

I have an "issue" and no clue what to do about it. I first noticed it last July 4th (our hottest trip last year) and again this July 4th, again our hottest trip thus far.

Once the camper has been out for several days with the AC running in hot temps I am getting a pretty sizeable drip under the garage area. When I say sizeable, it puddles like the ac and you can see the wet spot even after overnight.

Last year I was convinced it was a shower leak and went looking. The shower is not leaking. Then after some mirror and flash light magic found that the water appears to be dripping from the frame in the ceiling of the shower/bedroom wall area. I thought ok, AC water or something but the AC is in the kitchen, there is nothing that would be producing water that far up in the camper. The only thing I can think of is condensation from the AC in the ceiling due to the temp difference from the roof and inside.

What can be done about this as I do not want to have water dripping down the inside of the camper like this.

We have a 2010 32BHOK. I have had issues with the AC freezing up on as well. many have said that was because of me running it when it wasnt really that hot outside in high humidity. Some have said low freon. I only bring this up because I do not know if something about the AC could be blowing something different causing the condensation.

If you stick your head in the garage right by the hookups you can actually hear the drip coming down the wall. Some lands on the little piece of plywood that is on top of the garage panel (where they screwed the light too) and then some comes out under the camper skirting by the grey tank handle.

We all know that water is a campers worst enemy, what can I do? Please keep in mind that due to our schedules we have not used this camper as much as we have liked. We have maybe stayed in the camper 7 trips (2 weeks, the rest weekends).

Thanks in advance
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I am not sure if I can help much without the camper being in front of me. Have you had a dealer look into this? First thing is I would remove the interior air return. This would let you see if the ducts have moved or the tape came loose which would cause a lot of cold air to blow into the attic area. Have you climbed on the roof to see the path of your water that comes from the ac? I pray that the water hasn't found a way into your wall by finding gaps in sealants. I really suggest you have a dealer inspect this ASAP. I'm sorry I can't help more.
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I have a 2012 31 RETS-6 and the dining/sofa slide has a step up as well when the opposite slide is "almost" flush with the floor. I too was concerned about this because my last two 5th. wheels the slides were almost flush with the floor when extended. I went over to the dealer I bought my Sabre from and went through about three, the larger slides were somewhat like mine, a step up. There is a nylon strip that the floor of the slide rides on when going out and in. It is usually tapered toward the outside of the trailer and the plywood floor of the slide (on my last two 5th., wheels) the last couple of inches should be cut at an angle so when the slide goes all the way out, the end of the plywood floor "should" go down about half way on the nylon strip thus lowering the floor and making an "almost" flat transition. If you will look under the carpet of the opposite slide you will probably see the white nylon strip. I can barely see the white strip on the sofa/dining slide as the floor is completely covering thus the step up.
Maybe since this is the large slide it needs the additional support. Maybe SabreSam could address this.
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I'm not sure what you mean by "address this"? Have you had this inspected by a dealer? This step/bump seems to be consistent with the other Sabre models you looked at.
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I'm not sure what you mean by "address this"? Have you had this inspected by a dealer? This step/bump seems to be consistent with the other Sabre models you looked at.
I guess I just wanted you to confirm that this "step up" is the way it is suppose to be or if something can be done to reduce the amount of step up.
When looking at a new RV these are things that you would not normally notice. I will say if I ever go shopping for a new 5th., wheel, this will be one thing on my list to inspect.
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Thank you Sabre Sam for posting on my thread.

I am looking to see the 32RCTS. I live in the Clarksville/ Nashville, TN area.

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Thank you Sabre Sam for posting on my thread.

I am looking to see the 32RCTS. I live in the Clarksville/ Nashville, TN area.

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What is your zip code?
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