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Old 01-04-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
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Condensate inside camper

I have just made my first ever cold weather trip. There was considerable condensate on inside walls with an outside temp of 38 and inside temp of 67. Is this normal? What to do to prevent this? I have a 2015 Hemisphere TT. Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:03 PM   #2
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It is normal. Either run a dehumidifier OR crack a window open and let some moisture exit.

I actually am dealing with condensation for the first time at this location (similar temps).
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:09 PM   #3
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I have just made my first ever cold weather trip. There was considerable condensate on inside walls with an outside temp of 38 and inside temp of 67. Is this normal? What to do to prevent this? I have a 2015 Hemisphere TT. Thanks for the input.
The only time I have this issue is when I use the cook top. My furnace is vented so no issue with it. If you use the cook top make sure you use the stove vent fan (don't forget to open the vent door outside) since H2O is a by-product of combustion. I sometimes slightly open the bedroom vent also if I am boiling water or anything steamy. I close it as soon as I am finished cooking. I use mine all hunting season and this has worked for me.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:19 PM   #4
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The weep holes in the windows freeze so moisture that runs down the window can't get out. When we camp in the winter we put towels at the base of windows to catch the water and then take them out at the end of the trip. Cold out, warm inside you will get condensation.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:26 PM   #5
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Leave one or two roof vents cracked at all times to let out the moisture. Run vents when showering or while cooking to vent steam and humidity. We have had very little condensate issues since we started this. Good luck.
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Great little dehumidifier here. Come in different sizes. Eva-Dry.
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We use that same Eva-Dry model. Takes a load of moisture out of the air. Probably need a couple of them for larger campers.
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Be sure to check under the mattress. Loads of body moisture penetrates the mattress while you sleep and will condense on the cold bed deck. If you do not lift the mattress and air it out when you get home, you will get mold. If you cold camp a lot, you can put a piece of 3/4 " foam board house insulation under mattress.
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