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Old 12-10-2017, 07:50 PM   #1
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Condensation in Cabinets

I have condensation in cabinets above the bed and behind the headboard of the bed, it's at the front of the trailer where there is a hard plastic endcap, foam insulation is cut and placeed between framing, the rest of the TT is pressed foam with filon exterior and luan interior. There is no other condensation in the TT, l just have no idea how to stop it, insulation in the endcap is not consistent, when l had the window out at the head of the bed resealing it, early spring, l could see in the endcap but not really anyway to fix it without taking the endcap off. My thought is that lack of proper insulation with air pockets is what l believe that is causing the problem. We full time in our TT , l use electric heat only, and did not have this problem in the summer using the air conditioner. Any ideas of how to fix the problem?Click image for larger version

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Old 12-10-2017, 08:04 PM   #2
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You need a dehumidifier, we have a small 28pint unit for our 43' trailer. Also, maintain an airspace between the mattress and the exterior wall and leave the cabinet doors ajar. Good air circulation inside the trailer makes a big difference and if you do find wet spots wipe them dry asap.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:08 PM   #3
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What brand of dehumidifier do you use, and do you like the way it performs?
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:27 PM   #4
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It's a Noma, to me they seem to look all they same 'made in China you get what you pay for kind a deal'. It works and when it dies in a year or 5 we get a new one.
We don't open the vents or run the exhaust fans in the trailer, the vents are sealed with insulation to keep some of the cold out, not even the windows fog up in sub zero (Fahrenheit) weather, but our trailer is probably better insulated than most.

Pay attention to black spots, if there are any wipe them away with Javex, you do not want black mold inside your home.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:39 PM   #5
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All cabinet doors should be left open during storage.
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Thanks for the advice and 10-4 on the black mold, after you post earlier l went and put two screws on each cabinet door above the bed and made door stops a good half inch on each door and made sure there is at least a two inch air space between the wall and anything in the cabinet. Also the have plenty of space above anything in the cabinet. I am going to remodify the headboard tomorrow, l was able to get about and inch of air space behind it tonight and also made sure the blind did not
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Did not touch the headboard to give and air space for circulation.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:09 PM   #8
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Try running a box fan or similar in the bedroom during the day to move as much air around as possible.
Regarding the mattress, we religiously maintain that 2" - 3" air space to the exterior wall.
Here is a pic of our dehumdifier, we are not having any difficulty maintaining 25% - 30% humidity.

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I will look on Amazon for the dehumidifier, thanks.
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:55 AM   #10
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Agree you need a dehumidifier. We use one year round. Might I suggest the Eva dry 4000 it does not use a compressor, therefore less power. And it certainly is a lot quieter.
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