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Old 07-02-2018, 02:32 AM   #1
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Raining in our RW

We went out this weekend before we head South for a month and it started to rain inside!!!
Ac's were not frosted over as I always run on HI fan and On. It was about 98 today.
Since only a long weekend I didn't want to get into an AC remove there so just tilted the jacks and all was good.
Once home tonight I put my wall scope up into the outlet ducts and I see that our rear AC lags that hold it down are right through the duct work. I have not confirmed this is the leak yet since I will pull the AC off the roof this week to see what is going on. My guess is some seal up there is let go and letting all the condensation right back inside.
Anyone else run into this ?

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Old 07-04-2018, 05:55 PM   #2
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Similar situation with raining in the living room. Pulled the rear aircon and found an extra hole at the edge of the foam gasket, thru the membrane and plywood roofing. Apparently the foam gasket shrunk or shifted from road vibration opening up the passage for water entry. Assume it was an installation error not caught by quality control!
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:42 PM   #3
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. Assume it was an installation error not caught by quality control!
Surely that was sarcasm??
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:17 PM   #4
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All Fixed!!!!
Not fun today since it is about 98 degrees.
Took both ac's apart and turns out the drain holes under the cooling side radiator were plugged on the front one. This is right next to the large return air hole so in it came. Not a very good design as this side leaks down into a small pan just a little bigger then the radiator which only had two 1/8" holes. I enlarged the holes while in there.
So I learned another yearly maintenance thing to add to the list.

The rear was fine except the front when assembled was missing a screw so was not a tight seal on one corner but this was not the leak just another problem to repair.

Then onto the stove flapper vent that fell off and repaired that. Thought I was done and then noticed the wire loom holder under the slide had broke at one end so fixed that.

I hope that is it so we can get on the road next week.

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Old 07-05-2018, 09:28 PM   #5
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All Fixed!!!!
Not fun today since it is about 98 degrees.
Took both ac's apart and turns out the drain holes under the cooling side radiator were plugged on the front one. This is right next to the large return air hole so in it came. Not a very good design as this side leaks down into a small pan just a little bigger then the radiator which only had two 1/8" holes. I enlarged the holes while in there.
So I learned another yearly maintenance thing to add to the list.

The rear was fine except the front when assembled was missing a screw so was not a tight seal on one corner but this was not the leak just another problem to repair.

Then onto the stove flapper vent that fell off and repaired that. Thought I was done and then noticed the wire loom holder under the slide had broke at one end so fixed that.

I hope that is it so we can get on the road next week.

Steve

I had the exact issue with my last SOB... was in DC ( Cherry Hill Park ) and it was raining inside.. I was beside myself then my neighbor told me to check the weep holes under the top...

They are now added to my yearly maintenance list...
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:43 PM   #6
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I have my A/c leak and Keystone had me send them pictures, they called back and told me the A/C was not mounted right. Colman also said not mounted right and sent me the missing brackets that go inside the celling. I can not do the job so Keystone is having me take it to the Rv dealer and if they confirme that the hole in the roof is too small to fit the new brackets through then they will do the job. my rig is out of warranty but because this falls under poor workmanship they will cover it. these A/c units where not built to be lagged to the roof . With out the inside bracket the A/c gaskets can not be adjusted as per manual.
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Could you please post the photos so that others can determine if the "brackets" are missing. I have had my aircon off and I don't recall any mounting brackets.
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I will take a picture of the bracket and the adjustment screws that Colman sent me tomorrow and post it. If you have the A/C manuals the picture is in there also.
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Watching this thread. Our rear A/C has never been right. New from factory, loud vibration, in for warranty twice... No vibration but now (just OUT of warranty) find that the heat/cold valve has broken so no heat. Repair guy says valve cannot be repaired, so NEW A/C in our near future. DEFINITELY want to check the install when we do it, because I KNOW the ductwork/vents/install is WRONG. Lots of noise up there. Hasn't "rained" yet, but sure won't die of shock if it does!
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Update A/c bracket, here is a picture of the bracket that RW did not install at the factory. bracket is needed so as to be able to adjust the gasket and keep it from leaking. You can find this picture in the Airxcel manual on page #6.20180709_145034.jpg
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