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I just had a replacement done from moanco, and looks like they installed the wrong unit, it did not have a drain for the tube inside the coach, can i just drill my own w/ a rubber gasket.. instead of dealing with them taking it back out and replacing.. thanks

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Over sight from the teck. Most units are designed to drain off the side of the coach. If you do not want to take it back. Installation as your speaking of is the only solution. Other wise the unit is going to drain down the side of the coach.

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