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Old 11-18-2018, 04:46 PM   #1
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condensate on front window 2606WS

In cold weather, like upper 30s, a lot of water collects on that front window. I understand "Why", and we try to mop it up, run fans, etc. My question is: "Where does the water go when it slides down the window and goes behind that black plastic insert?"


Is there someplace beneath that I need to get to, to seal up something, or install a drain of my own invention out the bottom?


Getting that black plastic insert out looks like a pita! Has anyone else dealt with this, have a solution?
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:15 AM   #2
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The water goes down following the front cap and tend to get out through the joint between the front cap and the diamond plate in front of the camper.

We put a 200W heater there and close the shades and that does two things:
1 - Eliminate condensation in the window.
2 - Eliminate the cold draft that comes from that window.

Just don't put the heater facing the window but parallel to it.
The idea is keep hot air moving so the condensation will not happen.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Lasko-My...-100/202363459

Because DW wants to black out all windows at night, this year we will be testing a second solution...
I bought a roll of Reflectix and cut it to fit that window. it really blocks 100% of the light but since it is insulation, it should work to avoid condensation.... But we have not camped in sub freezing temps. since I did that yet so I can not tell you how effective it is.
But I can tell you that managing the refletix is way more work than the heater....
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Reflectix-4...0-ft-L/3775461
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:12 PM   #3
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You can get that same 200 watts for $3.

No fan, though.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-LIGHTI...-CL-1/16911775
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:53 PM   #4
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Well I purchased the Home Depot item. seems like it will solve 2 problems: condensate and the draft


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Just trying to be funny. Sometimes it backfires.
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