Air Conditioner Condensate

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Air Conditioner Condensate

Postby nvestysly » Sun May 11, 2014 5:54 pm

I just purchased a 1998 B190 and used the air conditioner for a few hours. The good thing is it cools fine. However, the air conditioner condensate is running across the roof and then dripping down the side of the van. Depending on how the van is pitched it will run down the passenger side or driver side. I guess it would run down the back if it were tilted toward the back.

So my question is... Does a 1998 B190 have a condensate drip line like an Airstream trailer? If so, the line must be plugged or otherwise inoperable. I don't like the idea of condensate simply dripping off the roof. Is this normal or do I have a problem?

Thanks for your comments.

Lucius
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Re: Air Conditioner Condensate

Postby skater » Mon May 12, 2014 7:38 am

Mine didn't have the line. This always kind of annoyed me, too, though mine was pretty good about going down the driver's side.

I think the issue with putting a drip line in would be the link between the fiberglass top and the van body - everything gets rather narrow there, so the line would have to curve inward, horizontally, then go back out to the side, horizontally. Not a problem for wires but not great for water.
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Re: Air Conditioner Condensate

Postby nvestysly » Mon May 12, 2014 5:17 pm

Thanks for the reply. This makes me think I always want to make the passenger side a little higher when leveling so the water will run the opposite direction.
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