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Old 09-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Damp interior?

We store our TT in a storage unit so it's out of the elements, but not climate controlled. The first night we stay in the camper, the sheets, etc are damp. We don't notice it as much on the second night after the AC runs but even clothes that we lay out that evening are damp in the mornings. Windows are closed, vents closed, etc. where would this be coming from? Could it be a slide issue? No problems with rain getting in
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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I think it would help to leave a ceiling vent oPen during storage. Also use damprid or another dehumidification product. Mines stored out in the elements, but I leave AC on set to 80 and/or a small space heater on low. I an probably wasting money on energy, but it makes me feel better for some reason.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:37 PM   #3
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your problem is "Windows are closed, vents closed, etc."
that's a sure way of causing condensation, especially if you've got the propane furnace running all nite.

you need to allow for air movement and if you have hookups, use an electric ceramic heater as the main heat source, so that the furnace only needs to come on once and awhile.

do a search on condensation here. we always keep a window and vent cracked.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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Mildew

Boy, this opens up a whole lot of ideas with this problem. As most know, this summer has been extremely wet with all the rain we have had. Our Sunnybrook is parked under a 30' x 40' awning all year round and never moves. We have in the past left a couple of windows and ceiling vents cracked to promote some air movement. With all the dampness we have had, all that has done ins create a terrible case of Mildew in and around most of the interior, especially on the side that faces North. Little or now sunshine gets this coach where it is sitting. Not having this problem in the past has left us asking the question, what can we do: We looked at an Ayre Dryer 1000, these little units have great reputation and are very cost effective. Also have looked at something more expensive that gets left on all the time $$$$$$. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem with a semi-permanent docked coach. Out Crusader 5th Wheel is parked with an ADCO cover, it gets lots of sunshine and plenty of air flowing in and around, with that said, do not have the problem as with the sunnybrook:
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:25 PM   #6
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your problem is "Windows are closed, vents closed, etc."
that's a sure way of causing condensation, especially if you've got the propane furnace running all nite.

you need to allow for air movement and if you have hookups, use an electric ceramic heater as the main heat source, so that the furnace only needs to come on once and awhile.

do a search on condensation here. we always keep a window and vent cracked.
Curious, why does the propane furnace create problems? I just got mine working and was hoping to fire it up this weekend
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:27 PM   #8
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It's the water vapor from the furnace. It just adds a bit to the inside.
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It's the water vapor from the furnace. It just adds a bit to the inside.
yep, a by-product of burning propane, is water vapor. and when you have your RV buttoned up like an airtight Tupperware product, that along with the humans breathing out water vapor, will quickly cause condensation.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #10
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so if I leave the vents cracked and a window or two I should be alright using the propane heater?
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