Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
Pug Dads
 
cheatham09's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mocksville. NC
Posts: 70
Walls sweating

Spending the weekend close to Dan River, NC. Temps down to 39. Ran gas heat and walls sweating in certain areas. We have a 2013 3008 windjammer. Any suggestions to prevent this?
__________________

__________________
cheatham09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 08:04 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 56
I have found this to happen to. Windows sweat too. I'm told it is a normal occurrence. I just ordered a mini dehumidifier for my camper. I'm told that should do it.
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
Tarcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 08:36 AM   #3
Pug Dads
 
cheatham09's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mocksville. NC
Posts: 70
What brand and model and where did you order. Thanks for the advice.
__________________
cheatham09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
lindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jamestown NY
Posts: 588
Easier solution is to leave one of your roof vent covers open about 1/2" this will help with air circulation which cuts down on moisture. Another factor in moisture build up in a camper is using the stove top or oven without running the hood exh vent, this will pull a lot of moisture out of the camper when cooking. Propane burners cause a lot of moisture build up in a confined space. I also use aa small elect space heater instead of the furnace. The space heater really dries up the air, and the fan circulates the air inside the camper.
__________________

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
F.R.O.G. member
lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #5
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,271
air movement is the key.
if you close up your RV tight, when it cold and run the furnace with humans breathing inside, condensation going to form.
we crack a vent and window so that air can move.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 11:58 AM   #6
Hob
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 279
We wintered in Idaho last year. Went to a GE 30 pint per day dehumidifier. We now keep it in the trailer year round and if we are in the trailer the dehumidifier is on. I am convinced running it as much as possible keeps many of the dampness problems down. Of course, we use our trailer a lot so we may have more condensation than other people using theirs only on weekends.
__________________
Hob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by lindy View Post
Easier solution is to leave one of your roof vent covers open about 1/2" this will help with air circulation which cuts down on moisture. Another factor in moisture build up in a camper is using the stove top or oven without running the hood exh vent, this will pull a lot of moisture out of the camper when cooking. Propane burners cause a lot of moisture build up in a confined space. I also use aa small elect space heater instead of the furnace. The space heater really dries up the air, and the fan circulates the air inside the camper.

X2
__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 196
Keep roof vents cracked and a window, this promotes venting of water vapor from your bodies, cooking, and breathing. A dehumidifier works well but take up space if that's at a premium like us.
__________________
mwebber78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #9
Old Member
 
mikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 382
Send a message via Skype™ to mikey
New trailers tend to be tight so that a window needs to be open when the heater runs and to prevent condensation from forming on the walls & windows.
__________________
Drivin, Miss Daisey & the boss, Toppi
2018 Berkshire XL40B-380, SFE=244
mikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheatham09 View Post
What brand and model and where did you order. Thanks for the advice.
Sunpentown SD-350TI $61 on Amazon
__________________

__________________
Tarcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 PM.