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Old 10-05-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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Winterising Question.

In two weeks we are storing our 5er for 5 months in BC where it is cold and damp. Not undercover. We will be in Portugal so will not be able to check on it. I have enough antifreeze and rat poison to concern the local health and safety authority but thats not the issue, its the damp I am worried about, I don't want to return to mould growing on everything.

ALL suggestions, tips, tricks will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
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I've heard cardboard boxes for humidity control. Myth, Legend, not sure but I was told by a friend it works.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:40 PM   #3
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Maybe electric dehumidifers with their drains routed outside would solve your problem. They're readily available and power consumtion isn't extravagant.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:47 PM   #4
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my mother in law found these bags called damp rid to absorb moisture and they work great !
you can find info here .
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they also have humidity bags and mold and mildew bags these things are awesome !
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:38 PM   #5
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I use two of these, eva-dry E500.

EVA-DRY.COM | Solve Moisture Dampness Problems

Got them at walmart, they work great never had a problem, and they can be reused every year.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:52 PM   #6
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I use two of these, eva-dry E500.

EVA-DRY.COM | Solve Moisture Dampness Problems

Got them at walmart, they work great never had a problem, and they can be reused every year.

They last 30-60 days then they have to go through the heat treatment and unfortunately we will not be there to do that, but they look and sound as they would do the job for sure. Perhaps I can pursuade the storage people to do it if I cross their palms with silver, trouble is would the be reliable.
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I have also found DampRid at wal mart. It comes in a plastic gallon size bucket. They'll last the winter and then some. I put two in my trailer and they seem to do the job for me, but then again my situation is different than yours.
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Mold will grow in warm, dark and damp or high humid areas. When i had my camper i would keep the shades close on the sunny side of the camper to keep it from heating up and open the shades on the unexposed side, i never heated the camper in the winter and open a roof vent just a little to keep air movement present.
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Good question Nigels. I'm closing my trailer this weekend, and was wondering the same thing. I'm north of Toronto.
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I've heard cardboard boxes for humidity control. Myth, Legend, not sure but I was told by a friend it works.


Not sure about this remedy. What happens when the cardboard gets wet.
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