mikes
Anyone know where the air conditioner (side mounted) drains on a 177SE? I ran mine for a few hours to check it out, and didn't see any dripping. That has me worried.
Mike
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V & T
We would love to know also. Had a different camper several years ago with a heat pump air conditioner which didn't have a drain. In hot humid conditions the water on the floor wasn't fun. Some manufacturers need to be held accountable.
Van & Terri
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Tim S
I asked Riverside this question in an Email last summer when I noticed no condensate draining from my 166. As you can probably guess, I am still waiting for a reply. I have purchased an inexpensive borescope and should be able to check for the buildup of water when it gets humid this summer.
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mikes
I removed the trim piece below the A/C, and could see that there is a drip pan installed beneath the A/C. There's no obvious drain tube coming out the bottom of the trailer, so I suspect it's supposed to drain out the side. The bezel on the side is not caulked along the bottom edge, so my guess is the drip pan is wrapped over the edge, but inside the bezel. I'll have to watch it again on a warm/humid day (right now it's humid - raining - but 45F).
Mike
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Brian Beker
I neglected to ask them this at the factory, but I did ask the dealer when I bought the 177 SE, and it was hooked up in 90=degree North Carolina heat and I was watching the condensation dripping out from under the plastic frame on the outside of the camper and running down the side. He called the factory, and they told him that was how it was supposed to work, just bleeding through the bottom of that frame. It creates a nice long water stain, and I'd be shocked to learn that condensation isn't getting inside. 
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HoneyPot1218
Brian Beker wrote:
I neglected to ask them this at the factory, but I did ask the dealer when I bought the 177 SE, and it was hooked up in 90=degree North Carolina heat and I was watching the condensation dripping out from under the plastic frame on the outside of the camper and running down the side. He called the factory, and they told him that was how it was supposed to work, just bleeding through the bottom of that frame. It creates a nice long water stain, and I'd be shocked to learn that condensation isn't getting inside. 



I agree with you about condensation, mine also runs down the side wall ..
TLS
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rphoosier87
some folks slide a pool noodle over the gutter spout to drain the water to the ground so that it doesn't run down the side.  Others use an old garden hose, cut to length.
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Tom
I don't know if the construction is different between the models
but I put a longish description with pictures of the AC condensation issue in my 155
over in the DIY category.

http://www.riversidervowners.com/post/wall-unit-air-condition-condensation-problem-and-fix-8248923?pid=1293939036

In short, the answer is yes, it's designed to run down the side.
And also yes, in my case, it did run down inside and rot the floor under the fridge.
[frown]


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mikes
rphoosier87 wrote:
some folks slide a pool noodle over the gutter spout to drain the water to the ground so that it doesn't run down the side.  Others use an old garden hose, cut to length.
Your's is different. In 2017 they started using rooftop AC. Before that, the units were mounted on the sidewall, which is what's being discussed here. The condensate doesn't drain into the gutter.
Mike
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HoneyPot1218
Mine is also 2016, sorry if I mis quoted, a/c is mounted on right side of unit in wall, excess drainage Drips down the side wall, I'll ck out some of these suggestions .. thanks for sugesdtions
TLS
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gmwat
Our 2015 155 developed a rust stain along some of the paneling under the AC unit.  I removed the outer plastic covering (and broke it) trying to investigate the source of the rust.  It turned out to be screws that hold the AC unit frame together.  The funny thing about those screws is that they are positioned about an inch off of the bottom of the box in which the AC unit is built.  Did we have standing water in the unit of an inch deep?  I turned on the unit (in the garage in hot and humid weather) and waited for the dripping to start.  It was about 3 minutes or so before any water dripped from the tray under the AC unit.  I dipped an index card into the space between the fins and the AC unit frame and the water was 1 inch deep!  Initially, I thought I would remove the AC unit and re-do the tray under the AC as was outlined (very nicely) in another post by Tom, but I could find no evidence of any water in and around the refrigerator (no water stains on any wood panel and everything feels solid).  So, hearing the voice in my head saying (if it aint broke don't fix it), I just drilled small holes in the frame of the AC unit and into the plastic AC cover that attaches to the trailer.  If you go down that road, be careful when drilling into the AC frame.  On one side the drill bit nicked a copper line a little bit.

When we camp, I always make sure the unit leans a bit to the side with the AC so the water will drain outside of the trailer. I'm thinking of getting a moisture meter from Amazon (about 30-40 dollars) to try to keep track of what's going on over time.  We'll see how that goes.
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timetravel
my 177se doesn't blow cold air - any ideas......thanks
mark & deb > Charleston, SC > 177se
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Tom
Window unit (built in) or rooftop? Presuming the fan runs but not the compressor?  Window unit: replace, it's pretty easy.  Rooftop: possibly repair.  If the original presumption is correct, it's likely the motor starter capacitor or the control board.  CAVEAT:  shade tree mechanic here. YMMV.  
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TravelerGuy
I agree with Tom.  But be sure you set the left hand knob to the "cooling" side, not the "fan only" side.  Our 177SE has the ceiling A/C and the left knob selects fan speed and cool-or-fan-only mode, the right knob is the temperature control.  And make sure the vents are open, I suppose.  I was a bit concerned til I figured that out.
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