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Old 01-02-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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We have a 2013 Flagstaff TT. We are in Arizona for the winter and have experienced heavy condensation on our windows each night. It has been down around 30 each night and warms up to upper to mid 50's for the highs. We heat with our TT's furnace and I am wondering if condensation on the windows is common or is there a way to help this. I have read that condensation can cause a lot of damage over time and I am wondering if this is something I need to worry about and correct. Thanks for any words of wisdom!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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We have a 2013 Flagstaff TT. We are in Arizona for the winter and have experienced heavy condensation on our windows each night. It has been down around 30 each night and warms up to upper to mid 50's for the highs. We heat with our TT's furnace and I am wondering if condensation on the windows is common or is there a way to help this. I have read that condensation can cause a lot of damage over time and I am wondering if this is something I need to worry about and correct. Thanks for any words of wisdom!!
Try cracking a window and turning on your bathroom fan to circulate air.


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Old 01-02-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
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Run the exhaust fan in the bathroom while taking showers if you have, same for the fan above the stove while cooking. During the day open the blinds and window coverings to let air movement to the windows to help moisture evaporate. Try to keep wet items to a limit inside IE the wet jacket should hung to dry in the tub or shower. Excess moisture on window frames should be wiped off and keep a watch out for things like broken or torn seals around windows, doors etc. It lets in cold damp air.
Keep the air moving with a small fan, it also helps. We live in our unit so I have a small space heater with a fan on all the time.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:36 AM   #4
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Buy some Damp Rid thingies at Wal-Mart. Just hang them around.
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As Turbo has mentioned, crack open a window or roof vent. I also recommend that you periodically open cabinet doors and allow the cabinets to warm up. Any cabinet mounted on an outside will also have condensation on that surface too.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:48 AM   #6
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Basic science would suggest that the humidity in your trailer is too high, cooking and or showering without venting are likely causes. Now depending on how much condensation is forming on the windows is the reason for concern. I don't think the droplets forming on the windows would do any damage to the windows or frames. However my biggest concern would be the cooler area of your trailer, i. e. inside cabinets, drawers closets etc where moisture can condense and start mold growth. I would vent until windows clear. Happy New Year and enjoy the trailer.
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Use a dehumidifier. We used one all last winter while camping in BC. We would have to empty the tank once a day and the TT felt warmer. Most of the campers were using dehumidifiers. The people who did not had a moisture problem.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #8
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Use an elect ceramic heater, crack roof vent 24/7, ALWAY use stove exh fan, if this isn't enough then get a small dehumidifier.
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Basic science would suggest that the humidity in your trailer is too high, cooking and or showering without venting are likely causes. Now depending on how much condensation is forming on the windows is the reason for concern. I don't think the droplets forming on the windows would do any damage to the windows or frames. However my biggest concern would be the cooler area of your trailer, i. e. inside cabinets, drawers closets etc where moisture can condense and start mold growth. I would vent until windows clear. Happy New Year and enjoy the trailer.
That doesn't have to be the case. I was cooking with the vent on, not showering and have a humidistat that showed between 46-53% inside humidity as well as a heater with fan blowing. I had one window, the exit window over the couch that didn't have any "condensation." I came to the conclusion that the windows are leaking, it's not condensation. Otherwise, why would one window not have condensation on it?

I had this same brand of window on a horse trailer and they leaked horribly.
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SibeTribe, You have a heater with a fan blowing, this could very well be the answer as to why 1 window has no condensation on it and others do - Air Flow as produced by the heater fan, air is likely blowing on this window enough to keep clear, fan doesn't need to be blowing directly at this window to keep it clear. Doubt all your windows except 1 leak.
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