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Old 08-19-2018, 11:06 AM   #1
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Diverting roof a/c dripping

Hello, this is my first post. We own a 2018 Thor Windsport 34J. A lot of issues early on but I'm a DIY guy. But did have some warranty work at CW ......ugh....took forever. Any creative ideas you can share with me regarding diverting roof a/c condensation drainage. Invariably mine drips over the outdoor kitchen. Thanks
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:42 AM   #2
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I ordered a self adhesive "J" channel that I ran along near the top of the RV. It redirects the water away from the out door kitchen. It works great.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:40 PM   #3
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Something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_5p2h0x09hb_b

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Old 08-19-2018, 01:36 PM   #4
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this is a typical concern or issue, or aggravation, for most coach owners - most have found that the easiest way to handle it is to 'level' your coach with that particular side/end a tad bit higher than the rest of the coach - not so noticeable on the inside, but enough that the water wants to run somewhere else!

a secondary measure is to attach sometime to divert it, but these are sometimes a 'guess' as to really where to mount it, as water sometimes takes different paths than we think, sometimes easily bypassing our best intentions - I've used a 'double u' seal made for windows. It has adhesive on the back, and you can easily cut it to the length you need. I mounted ours on the edge of the roof line, right above the passenger side front window, where the water 'tends' to drip off the roof from the front AC - and it's annoying because that window is a side-to-side slide window - so if the water is dripping down it, you can't keep it open, which we like to do. The length of seal was only about 2' or so.
I eventually removed it, though, when I realized that a slight 'leveling' change in the coach could easily remedy the aggravation.

Some would even say that you could install a drip 'hose' from the AC unit itself, to 'where' you wanted the water to drip. That's a great idea, if you can find out how to attach it, and how to keep it from moving while traveling.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:02 PM   #5
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Something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_5p2h0x09hb_b

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Yes. Exactly. I ran mine the entire length of the coach. Maybe a little overkill but it solved the problem. Most of the time when I level my coach with the Auto Level, it will have a very slight tilt away from the entry side. I have found everything works better from the toilet to the AC runoff. In hindsight maybe I didn't' even need the "J" channel. Oh, well...now I don't even have to think about it.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:20 PM   #6
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This is what I put on the passenger side of our ACE last year:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looks factory and keeps the drips away from the "living area".

Those of us that came from the travel trailer side of RVing don't understand why these MHs don't come with a factory installed drip rail like all our TTs did. When I was installing this stick-on drip rail i noticed there even appears to be a an unused slot at the roof edge for an OEM slide-in drip rail.
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:49 PM   #7
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My travel trailer had channels and then small rubber spouts to direct the water away. Why do Class A's not have those?
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