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    Easy question

    I'm a newbie so please excuse the hopefully simple question.

    I just got a used TT and saw a tube in the external water heater compartment with a tag saying it needed to be routed outside to prevent water damage. It isn't routed outside, it's inside the water heater compartment. Should i just stick it through one of the holes in the water heater cover?

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    Re: Easy question

    If you post the exact trailer you have, you might get a better response. Such as I own a Bighorn 3010RE. Then a picture, which you cannot post would be most helpful. There is a minimum amount of posts you have to make to get to post pictures.

    That being said, The water heater cover is open and not water proof at the bottom. Any water draining should go right out onto the ground.
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    Re: Easy question

    It's a 2018 Trail runner 302 SLE.

    I'm guessing it may be a condensate drain form the fridge?

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    Re: Easy question

    Your picture shows the back of the refrigerator, not the water heater. It is the condensate drain from the refrigerator. It should be routed through one of the openings in the vent cover. They get brittle over time, so treat it gently. Also, the little cap on the end is essential to keep warm air from getting into the refrigerator compartment.


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    Re: Easy question

    Quote Originally Posted by danemayer View Post
    Your picture shows the back of the refrigerator, not the water heater. It is the condensate drain from the refrigerator. It should be routed through one of the openings in the vent cover. They get brittle over time, so treat it gently. Also, the little cap on the end is essential to keep warm air from getting into the refrigerator compartment.

    Dan,

    I thought the cap was to keep lil critters out? No seriously, that's what I thought.

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    Re: Easy question

    Well you learn something new everyday. As you can tell I just got this and haven't had it out yet.

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    Re: Easy question

    Quote Originally Posted by NYSUPstater View Post
    Dan,

    I thought the cap was to keep lil critters out? No seriously, that's what I thought.

    Mike
    If you ever lose it, you'll find out pretty quick what it's for.


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    Re: Easy question

    That tube does get brittle after a year or so. I replaced mine with a vinyl tube: problem solved.
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    Re: Easy question

    Quote Originally Posted by NYSUPstater View Post
    Dan,

    I thought the cap was to keep lil critters out? No seriously, that's what I thought.

    Mike
    I thought it was for critters too.


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