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Old 06-05-2023, 06:11 PM   #1
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Hmm. AC unit dripping water inside

I read the manual and itís no help.

What do I need to look for and do to alleviate the issue?

As always, thanks in advance,

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Plugged drain holes on the a/c pan. Loose mounting bolts allowing water to seep under the gasket. That is where I would start.
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Old 06-05-2023, 07:21 PM   #3
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@Grumpy thanks. Iíll work both of those and see what happens.
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When it is running... condensation may also be an issue.
If so, there is probably also some at the vents if you have ducted system.
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Exactly! That is the probable cause. I had the same problem and it was a matter of just tightening ever so slowly, each of the four Air Conditioner tie-down bolt from inside the RV unit.
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If it was raining then the seal would be suspect, if not then condensation would be the issue. If condensation, then be sure to keep all the vents wide open and the fan on high speed and that may take care of the issue. ~CA
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Old 06-07-2023, 08:52 AM   #7
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Third possibility, but more remote, is condenser freezing up.
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Third possibility, but more remote, is condenser freezing up.
That is a real possibility with the exception that the condenser is the hot coils and the evaporator is the cold coils that can freeze up, but freezing up is certainly a strong possibility in any case. ~CA

I will add though that if the Evaporator is frozen, then the condenser can start freezing as well.
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I've had this issue a few times. Start by tightening the AV unit mounting bolts. Easy to access - easy fix. Many units are bouncing down the road with the AC bolts loose!
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Don't wrench the bolts down. Just enough to snug the gasket if the bolts are loose. Often only one or two will be loose.
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Don't wrench the bolts down. Just enough to snug the gasket if the bolts are loose. Often only one or two will be loose.
This was it. One was really loose, so I snugged them all by hand and then ran the AC for about 20 minutes. No drips.

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This was it. One was really loose, so I snugged them all by hand and then ran the AC for about 20 minutes. No drips.

Thanks again to all for the suggestions and insights.

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You should check them at least once a year...
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You should check them at least once a year...
Yes sir. It has occurred to me that anytime a travel trailer is in motion, the trailer and everything in it is experiencing about a 2.0 on the Richter scale rolling earthquake. Said earthquake lasts for as long as the drive, and sometimes goes on for weeks or months at a time!

Naturally anything experiencing that amount of shaking will have stuff working loose. And Loctite can only do so much.

This is my second season in this camper so I've opened a special page in a notebook for routine preventive maintenance. I plan to include torque specs and other notes if I can locate them.

Thanks again for y'all's patience with my questions, and for your contribution to my general reservoir of RV knowledge!
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I plan to include torque specs and other notes if I can locate them.
I saw a torque spec some time ago of either 20 to 40 inch/pounds, or 30 to 50 inch/pounds on the A/C corner bolts. It may have been dependent on the brand of A/C, but that should be close.
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