Last week, we wrote about properly installing TV antennas or satellites as an RV essential, mostly because we know how important it is to keep your RV riders entertained during long drives. In that vain, the next essential is making sure your air condition works properly. Many Dallas Fort Worth RV drivers are constantly dealing with leaking air conditions. A leaky air condition is the type of problem that may seem minor; however, it actually couldn’t be further from the truth. That’s why we wanted to devote this week’s blog to properly repairing a leaking air condition.
Condensation dripping down the side of your rig is to be expected during the hot summer months and it is no threat to your RV; however, when water begins dripping inside of your RV, your RV is in danger of having major problems.
The first step to fixing this problem is to figure out whether this leak is caused by your air condition or by rain. 90 percent of leaking is caused by your air condition, and there are a number of reasons for the leaking. One of the most common reasons your air condition begins to leak inside your RV is because the A/C was sealed to the roof with silicon or another sealing agent improperly. The reason for this is because when the air conditioner creates the condensation, the condensation has nowhere to runoff if it is sealed.
Also, all DFW RV drivers should make sure that the rubber gasket which seals the air condition to the RV’s roof is snug and tight (taking into account of not making it too tight). In addition, make sure that there is some space between the A/C unit and the roof allowing enough room for the water to escape. The reason to have this gap is because most roof top A/C units have condensation draining out the bottom of the unit between the base of the air conditioner and the roof. For this reason, never, ever seal around the perimeter of the air conditioner.
RV drivers should also be aware of their air conditions having a clogged drain pan. The drain pan has a small hole in which allows the water to drip out, but sometimes the drain pan gets clogged with dirt, leaves and other debris, prohibiting the water from draining through the small hole in the pan and onto the roof. When this occurs, the water will overflow over the pain and into your RV. No need to stress because this is an easy fix: give the drain pan a bit of clean out. To clean out the pan, first turn the power off so that the A/C does not turn on while you are cleaning it. Next, remove the shroud covering your air conditioner, clear any debris from the pan, and then replace the shroud. Once this is completed, your leak should be fixed.
If your problem persists, of if you feel uncomfortable doing this repairs, there’s no need to worry – just schedule an appointment with Coach Specialists of Texas. Our crew in Mansfield and Plano have technicians with years of experience specifically for fixing leaking air conditions and repairing interiors. Don’t delay in making your appointment with the best RV repair shop in Dallas Fort Worth.