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Old 10-05-2014, 04:57 PM   #1
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Condensation.

Last official weekend at the tt. Got cold below 35 degrees. I turned on the furnace and noticed lots of condensation. How does one avoid condensation?


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Old 10-05-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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Ventilation is the best way, turn on a roof vent fan and or the one over the stove.
Open a window a crack or three, what ever you need to get the air moving.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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Wondering if a dehumidifier might help as well?


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Old 10-06-2014, 03:04 PM   #5
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We went this past weekend too and had same problem - cold but fun with the kids!
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:22 PM   #6
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Ventilation is the best way, turn on a roof vent fan and or the one over the stove.
Open a window a crack or three, what ever you need to get the air moving.
X2 - in addition to fresh air circulation electric micro furnaces may reduce the condensation as propane fired appliances produce a lot of condensation. I'm camping this weekend and expect lows in that range and will rely on the micro furnacees.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:32 PM   #7
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Ventilation is the way to go. It seems self defeating to open a window when running the heater, but it works. Cooking is productive of far more moisture, since the heater flame is isolated from the cabin area, but the stove is not. turn on the vent fan the second you turn on the stove to cook. Secondly, human bodies produce a lot of moisture from both the skin and from breathing. Two adults and a couple of grandkids can steam up the windows pretty fast. Imagine what that is doing to the bedding, and clothes inside the closets which are trapping moisture against the walls and shelves.
In Elk Camp, where it is warm and dry during the day and cold and dry at night, we battle with that every day. The second the sun strikes the RV, we open several windows and air out the dampness. Work with it, and be sure to check inside closed area like closets and cabinets.
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I leave the fan over the tub on and a window at the other end cracked. It does waste a few BTUs but it keeps the windows clear.

A dehumidifier would do the trick, a little noisily. I'd love to see the manufacturers add a hydrometer switch that kicks on the AC once in a while to dry things out like the defroster in a car does.

Driveway camped with my 6yo this weekend (while his big sister and mom cabin camped with the GSA) so we had to run heat. Little bit of moisture, not bad.
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Thanks for the advice
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Dehumidifier goes with us if its going to be cold, the condensation can actually make the walls sweat on some trailers. Our old trailer wasn't as well insulated as our new one and the walls would sweat. Moisture in a trailer isn't good lots of places for mold to hide.
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