Water Dripping From RV Roof AC

by pat malavasic
(greeley,colo)

Question: We recently purchased an older 5th Wheel. The interior is in very good condition and, I believe, the unit has been well cared for. When the AC was turned one the first time, the AC works fine, but water was dripping down the outside of the camper. Any suggestions to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated. We are an older couple and are anxious to get moving with this unit. Thanx..



Robbie: Water running down the side of your unit from the AC is a good thing. Just like water dripping out from under your car when you use the dash AC. There is a hole in the AC allowing the water to run onto your roof and you seeing this water tells you the AC is working fine. When a customer calls me saying they are having a problem with there AC cooling, one of the first questions I ask is "Do you have water running down the side of the coach".

Relax and enjoy, everything is fine,
Robbie

Comments for Water Dripping From RV Roof AC

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 21, 2011
Roof AC
by: Nancy

I have notice water on the roof too but it's also in the ac unit on the roof (on each side of the metal) my concerne is that it's going inside and maybe damage the unit ...Is there a hose i'm soppose to see...

Apr 09, 2015
ac leaking
by: Anonymous

trailer leaking from outside top instead of out ac water spout. the water is also leaking in side on floor .how do I find the line. I took the cover off the top.

Aug 08, 2015
Water leaking inside onto floor from roof a/c
by: Anonymous

Took cover off the top and do not see any drains. Does anyone know where the drain line is on a jayco talon rv? it is leaking from unit insde on floor

Feb 09, 2016
No Drain Lines
by: Anonymous

There are no drain lines for the AC unit on the roof of the RV. The condensation drips down into a pan which has an outlet on the side of the base pan that lets the water run onto the roof. If it is leaking inside you most likely have a clogged outlet which can be easily opened with a stiff wire probed in the drain outlet. If that does not fix it or you cannot find the spot to probe you may have to take off not just the top outside cover but the shroud covering the coil so you can see what is going on with the drain pan. May be full of dirt and gunk.

Jul 23, 2016
rv roof ac
by: Anonymous

Where is the outlet for the water to drain off the base of the ac

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to RV Air Conditioner Repair Questions.


Enjoy this page? Please help us pay it forward to others who would find it valuable by Liking, Sharing, Tweeting, Stumbling, and/or Voting below.


Like This Page? Share It!

Share


Have an RV Question?

RV Question Man

Ask A Pro

Browse Visitor Questions


Kind Words From Our Visitors

More visitor testimonials

Robbie Warford, San Diego RV Repair

Hi, I'm Robbie. Welcome to Money-Saving-RV-Repair.com!

Like the name implies, this site is all about helping you save money while keeping your RV in tip-top shape--and that is all about you having the knowledge to do so.

I've been a technician in the RV industry for 30 years, operating out of San Diego, California. And let me tell you, I love my job.

But I also love empowering RVers with the knowledge they need to make the right decision on repairs, or to make the fix themselves--and that, my friend, is the reason for this website. I hope you enjoy.

Or, learn more about me, my RV service practice, & this website here.