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Old 11-29-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Angry Slide-out wardrobe condensation

I'm having a lot of condensation in the wardrobe slide-out.
In cold weather I have to keep it empty and the wardrobe doors open!
Any suggestions as to increasing insulation or a solution to this?
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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I have not experienced any condensation in the wardrobe slide-out. But your environment compared to mine is probably different. We typically have much drier air in the winter compared to our summers. Hopefully someone in your area will chime in.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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It's 25 degrees here tonight and I just checked, none found. The camper is stored now without the heat on. Do you have the problem when you're heating in cold weather? Most campers will have condensation in those conditions throughout the unit. Especially noticed on the windows.

Last summer I was camping in some especially humid weather with no A/C dry camping and no problem.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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It's been around 35 degrees here. Oceanside lots of rain.
Have been running the ceiling fan, seems to help.
The wardrobe is like an icebox if the doors are kept closed.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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Maybe...
replace the doors with louvered doors
install louvered panels in the doors
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #6
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We've camped many night in our 8280WS where it's been below freezing. We keep the bathroom vent open and periodically open the doors of the cabinets on the exterior wall to allow some heat and air flow in them. Really haven't noticed an issue with the wardrobe slide...have seen some condensation in the bedside wardrobe and inside the kitchen cabinets that are mounted on the rear wall.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:03 AM   #7
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When we store ours in winter we leave all the interior doors and drawers open and have 3 of the crystal type dehumidifiers. We had no condensation whatsoever, we stored outside up at Pender Harbour Sunshine Coast so same climate as yours. We cover the mattress and furniture with plastic.

Right now we are at 6500 feet in Williams Arizona and it drops to 32 overnight, putting on a shirt out of that wardrobe in the morning is an experience but we have not had any condensation in there.

The only time we notice condensation is when it is very cold and we cook and forget to use the extractor, then we get it on the windows.


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Old 12-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #8
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I've noticed that the silicone caulking of the seams seems to be missing in the wardrobe. Especially around the top where most of the condensation was forming. This probably is letting in cold air. I will wait for warmer weather and reseal.
For now we have put an electric heating pad on the floor of the wardrobe and problem solved!!
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I've noticed that the silicone caulking of the seams seems to be missing in the wardrobe. Especially around the top where most of the condensation was forming. This probably is letting in cold air. I will wait for warmer weather and reseal.
For now we have put an electric heating pad on the floor of the wardrobe and problem solved!!
I checked my WS and found the seams to be caulked, so you may be onto something. Good luck.
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