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Old 04-03-2017, 09:05 PM   #1
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Water came out of AC vent on my 3200

Took our 3200 to the coast. For 5 days water fell off the roof while AC was running. One night AC off wind blowing hard off coast and water fell out of overhead vent... Could water from roof have blown back inside AC and into vent?

Looked on roof no cracks I could see...

Second thing.... Could not get outside speakers under TV to play for love nor money.... Idea's on this little issue.... The Newbee!

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Old 04-04-2017, 12:14 AM   #2
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Yes condensate can back feed into the A/C. I have a Dometic unit that does it on occasion.

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Old 04-04-2017, 12:43 AM   #3
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it is probably condensation. It could indicate a piece of your duct work in the ceiling is not sealed properly and warm air in the ceiling area is in contact with the cold air which will create a lot of water dripping. Maybe try getting a small flash light and a mirror and try to peek into the duct to see if you spot a lose piece of duct that not taped tight..I suspect this is your problem.
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Had the same thing happen on my 3895. Unfortunately mine was a bad seal around the ac causing the condensation to drain back in and ruin the light panel over my island in the process. Hope nothing that bad happens to you but make sure you check closely.
As for the external speakers, mine are tied into the radio in the garage two black toggle switches beside the radio.

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Thanks for all the great info.... I'll pull the cover and look up there... Not sure I can see much.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:45 AM   #6
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I guess the Dometic's AC just let condensation out on to the roof and it runs off the side down the spouts... That doesn't seem very good!
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I guess the Dometic's AC just let condensation out on to the roof and it runs off the side down the spouts... That doesn't seem very good!
Surely you wouldn't expect the manufacturer to add a 3 cent length of drain hose up there. The hose would be an addition to the base price to the tune of, say, 35 bucks. Then, the hope the blind installer didn't run clamp screws all the way through to the ceiling.

Let it drain, we're better off this way. I didn't like where my condensate was draining so I laid a dam of caulking on the roof, now it's directed to where I want it to drop.
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Thanks for the idea...... I've put it back in storage.. When i take it out I'm going to see what I come up with. Looks like this is a pretty common problem.... Thanks!
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I checked the toggle switch. Looks like TV was replaced. Wondering if wires were disconnected or something.... Thanks
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Surely you wouldn't expect the manufacturer to add a 3 cent length of drain hose up there. The hose would be an addition to the base price to the tune of, say, 35 bucks. Then, the hope the blind installer didn't run clamp screws all the way through to the ceiling.

Let it drain, we're better off this way. I didn't like where my condensate was draining so I laid a dam of caulking on the roof, now it's directed to where I want it to drop.
Airstreams used to have a drain line inside the wall for the A/C. Dunno if they still do or not. Galvanic corrosion IS NOT your friend.

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Had the same thing happen on my 3895. Unfortunately mine was a bad seal around the ac causing the condensation to drain back in and ruin the light panel over my island in the process.
Ditto on mine. The dealer replaced mine with a piece of plywood. They ordered the OSB version from Dutchmen 3 times, but never got the right one!!
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Had the same thing happen on my 3895. Unfortunately mine was a bad seal around the ac causing the condensation to drain back in and ruin the light panel over my island in the process.
Ditto on mine. The dealer replaced mine with a piece of plywood. They ordered the OSB version from Dutchmen 3 times, but never got the right one!!
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Ditto on mine. The dealer replaced mine with a piece of plywood. They ordered the OSB version from Dutchmen 3 times, but never got the right one!!
They got me the right part and replaced it but it did take a month for it to arrive. Sad that dealers have to fight with the manufacturer for stuff like that.

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