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Old 12-12-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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Mold Check

I keep my rv at home in my shop and drive it off and on during the winter months. The last time I had it out was about 2 weeks ago. I washed it before garaging it. I went to look for a tool in one of the storage compartments today and was hit by a musty odor when opening the bin.
In addition to other gear in the bin, I had a bag of charcoal, some newspaper for fire starter, a box of matches and a cardboard box with a grill in it --all paper based items-- that were totally covered in mold. Even though the door was latched and locked, water had infiltrated. I try to keep porous items off of the bottom of the compartments, but the newspaper had evidently slipped down and wicked up moisture from the bottom. Wow!--- the odor!!
I can't imagine what a moldy mess it would have been if it had continued to grow for weeks or months more. Whatever any of the paper items touched were contaminated. Everything in there would have been ruined if I had not checked it.
I know a lot of folks wash and then store their rig for the winter. If so, it might be good to check the compartments for mold, especially if there are any paper based items stowed.

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Old 12-12-2017, 03:43 PM   #2
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often times when storing for winter, I leave storage bins open to keep air circulating in them which would help prevent this problem
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