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Old 05-20-2014, 08:17 AM   #1
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A/C Drips

Hello all! I forgot to ask this last year but with the warm weather approaching I thought I would put it out there before calling Jayco. When its hot and we use the A/C for a long period of time water starts dripping out of the main vent in the kitchen. Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:38 AM   #2
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I suggest removing the inner trim and try to determine where the drip is coming from. It could be the condensate is finding its way from the outside which would mean a bad seal between the roof and AC unit. Still in warranty? There's a post dealing with replacement of the seal from a year or so ago. We're on our 2nd trailer and of the 3 AC's, none have dripped.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:54 AM   #3
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It maybe because the bolts holding the A/C unit down have become loose.. tighten them.. see if this helps..
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f41/a-c-bolts-that-are-loose-many-affected-2880.html
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:09 AM   #4
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Yep check the snugness of those AC bolts then dump some water (if your able to) up on the roof to check for leaks inside. If that don't work you can check with the dealer for warranty work or ----> https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ghlight=gasket
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:22 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. So the answer is this is NOT normal! We will call the dealer to come out and take a look at the A/C at our camp site.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:01 PM   #6
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I had a similar situation this last weekend. I discovered that #1) the condensate drain holes were plugged up which caused the water to fill up the tray and flow into the next area which then caused a flood through the return air vent. I took off the cowling and the metal shroud covering the coil to get to the weep holes. They were plugged up with dirt and leaves. Cleaned out and checked for proper drainage. #2was that I had over tightened the bolts securing the unit to the roof. This caused the weep holes to be snugged down too close tho the roof and would not let the water escape. Be careful cleaning out the weep holes. You don't want to put a hole in the roof. The whole process took me about 20 minutes. No issues now. I should have cleaned the coil while I was in there however.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:50 PM   #7
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I had a similar problem last summer. Bolts are snug, and I check them each spring. Going to have to pull the outside cover off and check the drain holes. When we run the air conditioner all day long, when we turn it off soon after that water runs onto the floor out the vent. It is as if it ices up inside and then melts? The mounting gasket is good and no water is leaking from between the gasket and air conditioner. I have noticed that not a lot of water runs off the roof even after running it all day long.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:25 PM   #8
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Also, clean/replace your filter. Mine was dripping last year. Tried cleaning the filter but it was probably original and beyond where anything meaningful would be done via cleaning. Replaced it and it seemed OK after that. Guessing that if the unit can't draw in enough air, it will ice up and start dripping.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:05 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. So the answer is this is NOT normal! We will call the dealer to come out and take a look at the A/C at our camp site.
WOW!! I'm more impressed with the fact you have a dealer that will make "house calls"???
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:59 PM   #10
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So we were out camping over Memorial Day, running the air conditioner. The dripping problem was so bad we had to lay towels and a bowl on the floor. I vowed to fix this when we got back. I know that the problem is condensation running off the evaporator and then into the air return vents, then onto the floor. Today I went on the roof and took off the plastic shroud to search for the drain holes everyone talks about, none to be found. Took off the sheet metal shrouding that covers the evaporator and air return, took off the sheet metal sides also. It turns out the evaporator sits in a plastic tray and on each corner there is a recessed hole with a drain hole in the bottom. Condensation drains into the plastic tray, runs in the recessed hole, and through the drain holes onto the roof. The fault here is the recessed holes actually sit on my roof, blocking the drain part. Some people said that your mounting gasket is compressed to far if this happens, but mine is not, just poor design of roof or air conditioner. If the roof was not completely flat, this wouldn't be an issue. I cleaned out the area with compressed air (there was water sitting in the recessed area). I decided to drill an additional drain hole at an angle so it would come outside the side of the recessed hole instead of the bottom. So the drill bit would not drill through the roof material, I slid a piece of sheet metal between the roof material and the plastic tray, drilled a hole on each side, blew the chips away and put it all back together. No more water dripping in the camper! It all goes on the roof now. Sorry, no pics.
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