This is a continuation of a previous posting...
It is nice and warm this morning, so itís time address this AC issue. After removing the evaporator cover, a glistening pool of water is visible inside of the intake ducting. And if you look closely to where the black wire enters the ducting you can see that the ductwork has collapsed inward on itself. What a fantastic way to start the morning. Its about to get sarcastic in here. Buckets of sarcasm are on the verge of spilling out onto my keyboard.
Anyone who has even considered owning a camper knows that water is the enemy of everything good in an RV. OSB, plywood, and particle board soak it up like a drunkard takes to a bottle of whisky. Trim work, and even structural supports are no match for the intoxicating effects of water.
So how did this liquid substance come to pool within the attic of my ceiling? Its simple reallyÖ. No quality control. Thats it. Time and time again, that is what I have found. The results of apathy from the workers that assembled this coach. RV repairmen do not despair, your employment is virtually guaranteed by the assembly crews that can create a disaster out of an otherwise decent product. All of the sawdust that was sucked out of the attic and into the AC had plugged off the condensation drains so the water only had nowhere to go.
Ok, back to work. After mopping out the ductwork I began isolating the attic from the AC with a can of spray foam. Then I glued a shim in place to prevent the duct from collapsing again.
The foam is really ugly, but it works perfectly. I am happy with the results.
I have encountered numerous quality control issues with this toy hauler. I canít say if a different manufacturer would be an worse or better because this is my first. It has been a learning experience and I hope that these sarcastic spews of mine are of some help to others out there who are on the same adventure as I am.