latest member photos

Welcome to the RV White Water Retro Travel Trailer Enthusiast Forums!

A website dedicated to all things Riverside RV Retro, tips, tricks mods and more. We have many features on this website to make your experience here more enjoyable.

Join in and contribute your ideas and questions! FYI: You must register and login to post replies or start new topics.

Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
AC drainage??
No permission to create posts
September 3, 2016
10:29 am
Avatar
Captn Sharpie
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 15
Member Since:
August 16, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Two things about our first outing.  First my wife noticed a “soft spot” next to the bed on the starboard (or passenger or right) side.  Second the temperature as well as the humidity that weekend were in the 90s.  Needless to say we had the AC running from 8:00 in the evening until morning.  At some point I remembered reading a Retro owner’s report that the deflection tray in her unit’s AC was poorly constructed and that, as a result, the water had leaked down the inside of the adjacent wall and down to her OSB floor which subsequently developed a soft area.  At that point I noted that I didn’t ever recall seeing water drip from anywhere around the AC unit despite the humidity being so high.  This week I stopped at a local RV dealership and spoke with a mechanic who suggested that modern AC units are more efficient some how and “boil off” excess moisture.  He then suggested that I make sure that the drain hole (which he said should be on the bottom right of the unit) is not clogged by insects or whatever.

So my question to all Retro owners:  does your side-mounted AC show any signs of drainage while running?  I could not locate the drain hole.  Does the exterior exhaust frame have to be removed?  It is screwed in but also seems to be sealed around the edges.

September 6, 2016
8:26 pm
Avatar
DAVID555
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
June 29, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

We have a 2016 177 SE with the side AC unit.  When we run the ac, there is always some water that drips out of the unit and down the side of the camper.  It seems to come out of the bottom right, but I cannot see any specific drain hole or anything.   I would suspect that if you don’t see any water dripping out, then there is a problem.  I would get it checked out.

September 26, 2016
5:04 pm
Avatar
Roccosamore
Moderator
Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 108
Member Since:
September 24, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

My A/C drains the same as David555‘s. Not alot but may be due to geographical location of where you are.

July 26, 2017
1:49 pm
Avatar
peggyd
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
July 10, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

We just bought a 2013 Retro with a window unit.  We have the same soft spot and the ac leaked onto the board underneath unit.  Never saw any condensation draining outside.  Did you get this issue resolved and if so, what was the problem?

August 21, 2017
4:47 am
Avatar
EmyJ
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 10
Member Since:
April 10, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I happened to hear a very practical tip from one of my friend.

Crimp a small hook at one end of a cotton rope like say 20’. Attach the hook to one of the vent holes on the A/C. Once your A/C starts draining, it will follow the rope and take it’s path. Have your cord run straight back under the left hand tail light and hang over the gutter minimum 10” from the canvas.

Have the rope run into the grass or woods beside me. Try for professional tips from some plumbing contractors in Toronto.

One very important reminder, all this will work only if the rope is wet. It would work fine with a dry one too, but it would take forever for the rope to get wet enough to allow water to pass. Try putting water in a jar or ziploc with the rope allowing it to saturate on the way to the camp.

April 5, 2018
12:37 am
Avatar
DennisCarlton
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 6
Member Since:
April 5, 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks Emy for the info.

Forum Timezone: America/Denver

Most Users Ever Online: 57

Currently Online:
4 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

A.J.: 67

Alabama Jim: 49

markstevens: 18

thatchick1120: 18

Perrypridgen: 18

DAVID555: 18

amber_bowers: 17

Groucho: 16

Captn Sharpie: 15

Libacon: 14

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 0

Members: 531

Moderators: 1

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 5

Forums: 24

Topics: 232

Posts: 910

Newest Members:

Bunk, Arnold, Ktlove, suec123, cmdriver, annsmith, LisaSD, BJK, pthomas, xavierp300

Moderators: Roccosamore: 108

Administrators: Kristopher: 178