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Old 10-05-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Leak or Condensation?

3150BHD... my kids woke me up this morning about a water issue. It seems that the outer wall of our back slideout develops moisture on the interior. Temperatures have been cool (40s-50s) at night and we are running our furnace on 71 with a constant low fan. My thought is, the moisture must be condensation from them laying up close to the wall, but could there be a leak? Two nights ago it was moist on the corner, this morning it was moist where the wall meets the jacknife bed platform. No rain.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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I'd bet on it being condensation.

Do you keep a window and/or vent open?

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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Sounds like condensation. As stated above keeping a vent and/or window open helps. This helps with air movement which you need. You might also try your furnace fan setting on high to help.
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Our exhaled breath is about 4% moisture by volume of air, which I understand means a lot of humidity. Put a few people next to a cold wall all night and you get condensation.

This is a common issue with hybrids and a few things we learn to do are to open a window in that slideout and open vents and have a vent fan running somewhere in the trailer to create a cross-current.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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I remember from our pop-up camping days...waking up on a crisp, cool morning and having it 'raining' in the tent end. That's how bad it can be when you don't have enough fresh air and circulation in the camper.

Even in our previous TT and our 5th wheel, we see condensation inside of cabinets mounted on the outside wall...try to keep them partially open where possible to keep the air temperature the same as the rest of the camper.

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:20 PM   #6
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I like to just crack my bathroom vent and turn the fantastic on low . must work no condensation and I live in the midwest where its humid through the summer .
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Thanks all... venting helped. Being a first timer, I have many questions but know I get great answers from those on this forum.
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