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Old 01-11-2015, 02:34 PM   #1
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Moisture on Headboard

Just a heads up for cold weather campers. We are parked at a National Wildlife Refuge near Austin, TX and have been here for over a month. The last week or so the temperatures have not been what you would call warm, staying just above 35 to 45 during the day and dropping below freezing at night. No problem keeping the coach warm using a couple of ceramic heaters and the heat strips in the a/c units but did discover a lot of moisture on the wall where the mattress is pushed up against the inside of the slide outside wall. We pulled the mattress back away from the wall about 6 inches and it dried right up. So...if it's been cold outside for awhile you may want to check for condensation next to the mattress. Cheers!


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Old 01-11-2015, 02:41 PM   #2
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That's good to know. We often get spring fever and head out before the temps are above freezing at night.

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Old 01-12-2015, 11:25 AM   #3
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we had/have a similar problem with our bunks. when it is exceptionally cold outside, the wall next to the lower mattress gets a little damp. if I pull the mattress away from the wall it dries right up, but it concerns me that it may create a mildew issue.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:03 PM   #4
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We run a dehumidifier when turning on ceramic heaters, sometimes during periods of high humidity. Bought a section of pvc to put at the head of the mattress to prevent mildew.
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Need more 'air flow' in the unit. have a small fan move the air around a little.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:22 PM   #6
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one thing you can do is leave one of the vents open a little and as said before use a fan to help circulate and move the air.

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