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Old 03-09-2016, 02:45 PM   #1
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I own a 2014 Sunset Trail 250RB. Camper has treated me well over the 2 years I've owned it. However, last Summer I was hearing a dripping sound from the ceiling over the foot of the bed. It occurs only when I had the AC on. After doing research, it sounds like I have a clogged drain hose or dirty drainage pan in the AC. I went on the top of the roof (kneeling on a board over the cross beams) to take the AC cover off. I couldn't see the hose or pan and it looked like I needed to take more casings off. Didn't want to go any further without not knowing where to go from there, so I put cover on and thought I'd wait till Spring. So Spring is almost here and I'm looking for some advice on how to get to the hose and pan.

Note: There is no water damage anywhere that I could see. I'm assuming the dripping noise is coming from AC. Unless someone here may think it is coming from somewhere else. Dripping does not occur when raining.

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Old 03-09-2016, 07:09 PM   #2
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Does it drip inside? It could be condensation dripping off the pipes into the pan and if the pan has a little pool of water in it, it may be just the splashing of the drip you are hearing.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:16 PM   #3
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All so the cover from the inside, There are four bolts I believe that holds it in place. there is a foam gasket that keeps the water out. once in a while the unit works it way loose, and by tightening these bolts a half a turn at a time will take care of this
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Can't see the drip. No water damage anywhere that I can see. I will check the foam gasket when I get camper out of storage.
Was still hoping there was an easy way to get to the drip pan and hose.

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Old 03-10-2016, 10:18 AM   #5
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On the one end of the AC there is your cooling coil. It"s where the opening of the cover is. After you remove the cover (which you did) there should be a pan or plate directly under the coil with 1 drain hole on each side of the plate. Make sure those drain holes are clear.
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:46 PM   #6
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^^^ Good advice!

Another reminder is to visually inspect the cooling coil at least once per year. Was working with a friend last year who was complaining that his AC wasn't cooling correctly. We popped on top of his 5th wheel and discovered a LARGE wasp nest had been built on top of and between his coils. That stuff was like concrete! Took a lot of scrubbing to get his coils cleared but it did fix his cooling problem.
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