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Old 08-31-2020, 07:00 PM   #1
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Ac Condensation Runoff

Any easy mods to direct/divert AC run off from the coach? Seems it goes anywhere mostly based on final leveling. Just wondering if anyone has been successful at controlling that right off in someway.

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Old 08-31-2020, 07:08 PM   #2
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The best direction is away from the door; I don't worry where it goes on that side. I level my coach slightly low on the left and that takes care if it. The minimal out of level has no impact on function for us.
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:18 PM   #3
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As you said, it runs they way you are leveled. Does you rig not have rain gutters? It should run into them and drain off to one of there ends.
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:49 PM   #4
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As you said, it runs they way you are leveled. Does you rig not have rain gutters? It should run into them and drain off to one of there ends.


Yes Iím sure it has the rain gutters but seems like it sometimes drains from the middle of the awning on both side. Leveling with a slight tilt makes good sense. Still canít seem to figure out how to keep constant moisture off the side of the rig and puddles off the ground.
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:56 PM   #5
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I don't think you will find a practical way to divert the water. All AC's produce condensation as part of the cooling process. Diverting the water would require a rooftop collection system. If not done at the time of initial factory build, an add-on system would be difficult to do without affecting your roof integrity.
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:00 PM   #6
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More answers:

1 - Level your rig with a tilt so the runoff goes where you want it to.
2 - Buy stick on gutters and apply them:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJRGX5M
3 - Some people put runs of sealant on their roof to direct the runoff like gutters do on the side.
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:10 PM   #7
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I stand corrected. 16ACE27 has a safe and easy solution.
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:07 PM   #8
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I recently resealed my roof with lap sealant. If I had enough leftover I would have done the bead of it to redirect water - but I ran out. Gonna order more. Mine runs off right over my passenger window. :/
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Piece of rope

I carry a couple of different lengths of nylon braided rope. Once I figure out which way the drip is going I lay the rope on the roof (using ladder & reach pole) to catch and redirect the runoff. It's not fool-proof but it usually works.
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Any easy mods to direct/divert AC run off from the coach? Seems it goes anywhere mostly based on final leveling. Just wondering if anyone has been successful at controlling that right off in someway.
Lean the RV to the driver side.
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I carry a couple of different lengths of nylon braided rope. Once I figure out which way the drip is going I lay the rope on the roof (using ladder & reach pole) to catch and redirect the runoff. It's not fool-proof but it usually works.
Great idea!
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Old 09-09-2020, 02:36 PM   #13
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Old 09-09-2020, 02:38 PM   #14
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Thanks all. Can anyone confirm if these small trim pieces are intended to be gutters? If so theyíre pretty ineffective. I saw the spouts for the runoff Bob suggested but Iím not sure if these little rails are collecting much water at all. Are these in fact factory gutters albeit poor ones?
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Thanks all. Can anyone confirm if these small trim pieces are intended to be gutters? If so theyíre pretty ineffective. I saw the spouts for the runoff Bob suggested but Iím not sure if these little rails are collecting much water at all. Are these in fact factory gutters albeit poor ones?
No, they are rails to attach things like awnings and gutters.
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Thanks all. Can anyone confirm if these small trim pieces are intended to be gutters? If so they’re pretty ineffective. I saw the spouts for the runoff Bob suggested but I’m not sure if these little rails are collecting much water at all. Are these in fact factory gutters albeit poor ones?
No need to add down spots to the gutters

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Thanks all. Can anyone confirm if these small trim pieces are intended to be gutters? If so theyíre pretty ineffective. I saw the spouts for the runoff Bob suggested but Iím not sure if these little rails are collecting much water at all. Are these in fact factory gutters albeit poor ones?
The walls of your coach are heat bonded aluminum, balsa wood, steel panel, insulation with a fiberglass out and inner sandwich. If moisture were to get inside the sandwich, de-lamination bubbles will form. The plastic (PVC) rails you see are the sealing cap for the side wall. Be very careful if you pierce them for any reason and seal the holes with something like Dicor.
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Thanks all. Can anyone confirm if these small trim pieces are intended to be gutters? If so theyíre pretty ineffective. I saw the spouts for the runoff Bob suggested but Iím not sure if these little rails are collecting much water at all. Are these in fact factory gutters albeit poor ones?
Those gutters on mine do a bang-up job of diverting the runoff on the coach's passenger side.
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Old 09-09-2020, 06:22 PM   #19
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Just those spouts you shared or do you have actual gutters on your unit. I couldnít tell from the pictures if those were just clip on spouts or if you actually have formal gutters running the length of your coach?
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Old 09-09-2020, 06:30 PM   #20
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The awning cover has a rain gutter built right in. The end spouts just drop the wetness away from the sides of the RV. It's a Carefree awning.
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