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mittshel

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Posted: 08/15/21 01:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The water that drains off the AC runs down the front cap of our fifth wheel. Has anyone diverted that water so it runs off the side of the RV? All input appreciated. Thank you. Betsy.


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Posted: 08/15/21 01:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This stuff is small, sticks well, and does not look out of place. Can be used to alter the condensate water's path.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Legrand-Wiremold-CordMate-Cord-Cover-5-ft-Channel-White-C10/202059078

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Posted: 08/15/21 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you, Gary.

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If your rig is not level front to back it will do that. Most rigs have a drain hose exiting somewhere near your driver side tires. If that is plugged up then it will runn of on the roof and sometimes inside. Drain hose is about size of child's finger. They get plugged by muddaubers and spiders.

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Posted: 08/15/21 02:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mittshel wrote:

The water that drains off the AC runs down the front cap of our fifth wheel. Has anyone diverted that water so it runs off the side of the RV? All input appreciated. Thank you. Betsy.


Typically you don't quite level your rig, but leave a very tiny pitch down on the driver's side. A/C condensation then drains to the rain track on that side.

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Posted: 08/15/21 05:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should have gutters on both sides and each should have an end that looks something like this.
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Posted: 08/15/21 06:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess we would have to reset the auto levelers. Thanks for each idea.

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I did the cheap and easy fix. I had a tube of caulk laying at the house. I ran a heavy bead of caulk from the AC where the water comes out to the back corner of the trailer. The water follows the caulk right down to the edge of the trailer and over into the rain gutter.


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We always use manual leveling as our auto leveling system appears to be intoxicated when it decides we are level, been too lazy recalibrate it. Again we prefer using manual mode and leave it a tiny bit lower on one side if anticipating prolonged AC usage, totally unnoticeable to those within the coach.

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Posted: 08/16/21 12:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Edd505 wrote:

You should have gutters on both sides and each should have an end that looks something like this.
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This is what we've always had on all 4 corners.


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