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treyster

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Posted: 05/27/20 02:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone know how to pull this Atwood interior cover off without destroying it?

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Posted: 05/27/20 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remove the TWO return air filters
There are SIX screws (3 each side) that secure the edges
There are FOUR screws (one each corner of filter area that secure main portion of grill
Then there is the 'bungee cord' that holds grill up to ceiling bracket

See pgs 9 then 8 for removal
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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Remove the TWO return air filters
There are SIX screws (3 each side) that secure the edges
There are FOUR screws (one each corner of filter area that secure main portion of grill
Then there is the 'bungee cord' that holds grill up to ceiling bracket

See pgs 9 then 8 for removal
Atwood Air Command A/C Unit


Ah, the four screws. That's what I didn't see. Thanks!

I'm chasing an Atwood AC interior drip that just started this morning out of nowhere. It's a drain issue but not clogged.

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Love this AC, have the same one.

Maybe the gasket? If the 4 big mounting bolts are loose they might just need a turn or two to compress the gasket more. I just swapped our Atwood onto our bigger trailer from our smaller one and the big bolts were not as tight as I thought they should be.


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1320Fastback wrote:

Love this AC, have the same one.

Maybe the gasket? If the 4 big mounting bolts are loose they might just need a turn or two to compress the gasket more.


Here's a video showing the typical A/C bolts, and adding blue Thread Lock to them so they stay tight.


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1320Fastback wrote:

Love this AC, have the same one.

Maybe the gasket? If the 4 big mounting bolts are loose they might just need a turn or two to compress the gasket more. I just swapped our Atwood onto our bigger trailer from our smaller one and the big bolts were not as tight as I thought they should be.


I'll update this thread in a couple of days and ask some advice. Yes it's the gasket and I did add a half turn to the bolts.
The AC drain holes drain right on the outer edge of the gasket. Water was running out the drain holes and running down the gasket then seeping into the interior.
More updates coming

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Posted: 05/28/20 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those 4 hold-down bolts should be 'SNUG'-------5 ft/lbs torque
Gasket should be compressed 1/2 of original thickness
If comressed too much/bolts to tight then roof line can be warped or drain holes blocked by roof line
Should have roughly 1/2" gap between A/C bottom pan and roof line

If less then time for new roof gasket

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So I pulled the shroud off and found the problem.

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The gasket wasn't centered very well and was hanging into the cutout a bit. I ended up adding some marine sealant to get me out of this jam. Also was able to divert the AC drip on the roof away from the gasket by jamming my finger into the styrofoam and scratching it up.

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Here's the bungee strap, just hanging there unattached.

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