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Our motorhome does not have any gutters to catch the water run off from the air conditioners. It usually runs off on the slide toppers. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to create some sort of drain to run the water off in another place?


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Not a real fix, but solves the problem for me: When you level up the rig, just make sure the place you want the water to run down is a bit low.

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You can get extra wide "gutters" to install on the existing rails. It will channel it where ever you want.


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I got a couple of 10-foot strips of 1/2-inch aluminum angle sections (Lowes) and used plain ole RTV sealent to secure them inplace on the trailer roof to redirect water flow coming from the roof mounted air conditioner. I also did this same thing on the rear of my fifth wheel trailer to keep the black streaks from coming from the roof area down the rear view windows. The 1/2-inch aluminum angle strips diverted the water flow to the gutter drains on the sides of the trailer.

I also always make note of the side to side alignment when setting up the trailer at the camp sites and try to always make it slightly higher on the canopy side of the trailer just for this reason. Doesnt take much to make the water flow to the other side of the trailer.


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Is there no way we could fashion up a mod that would see all the condensate run down a vinyl tube ?
I have been planning (for years) to take off the cover and see what it would take...but I'd like to route the runoff to the rear corner...


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I aim the camper so the water will fill the dog dish with water


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Mudchucker . . several years ago Camping World sold a pan that mounted under the roof air that had a tube to run off the condensation. Don't know if they are still available or not but they required removing the unit to install them.


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Posted: 03/04/12 05:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

stinksweet wrote:

Our motorhome does not have any gutters to catch the water run off from the air conditioners. It usually runs off on the slide toppers. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to create some sort of drain to run the water off in another place?


And what is the problem with it draining off the slide toppers

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Black streaks, white sreaks, splashing on newly cleaned and shined tires and wheels.
I saw at least RV mfgs are advertising air conditioner drains.
The problem was they clogged from dirt and green stuff.
The idea of a piece of plastic v moulding or some such over the edges and beyond the little plastic down spouts sound logical but the reason we may not see innovation in the area is that the bean counters, at the mfgs see their purpose making money not RVs.

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Quote: "I aim the camper so the water will fill the dog dish with water"

Now that's real RV'er thinking!

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