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Old 06-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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Packing up wet - what's too wet? Options?

In the past we always brought our pop up home, so if we had to packup 'wet' (as in early in the am before the dew burned off or after/in the rain) we could open things up and dry them out.

We now leave our TT at the campground about 80 miles away. Over this past weekend it rained every night - as in poured.

We now have a ground mat -it was damp, a chair was wet, the pool toys and lighting we hang were wet, the leveling wood/blocks were damp, etc.

What issues should we be concerned with? And how can we deal with them? Would a maxair vent cover and leave a roof vent open allow things to dry out? With it all closed up the moisture has no where to go - but then there's water in the traps and toilet all the time anyway...
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Definitely add the Maxx Air Vent covers. That will enable you to leave the vent open and keep the heat down some as well. Your biggest issue will be the mat since you won't be able to open it up completely. Are you on a permanent site? If so I'd leave it outside. As for the other items they should dry inside and the moisture shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:32 AM   #3
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We're in a resort campground and have to most the tt to storage when we leave.
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I'd be worried about the moisture in the folds and creases of the canvas not getting adequate air circulation. Mold and mildew could form.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:05 PM   #5
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it's a plastic floor mat from camping world, it does not absorb moisture and will allow grass to grow under, so their marketing says.

we let it air dry some over the picnic table while we packed up. never had a ground mat before so it's new to us on it's care and feeding - and cleaning too. our soft broom we use inside wasn't stiff enough to clean anything off of it. (dirt, leaves, pop one of the kids spilled, grass....)

the patio lights are another concern - while they're good for outside their essentially christmas lights with 'cheap' plastic covers and moisture got in there and there's no way to get it out other than let mother nature do her thing.
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I assumed you meant you folded your pop up wet and put other wet items in it.
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