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Old 02-04-2016, 12:13 PM   #1
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Window condensation solution?

We just returned from Phoenix to our home in Fort Worth, and encountered some sub-freezing temps along the way thanks to storm Kayla. In the past we have found that our windows sweat badly when we are camped in cold or sub-freezing weather and require attention to keep the humidity down in the trailer. Because we had severe wind during part of this trip ( 30-40 with gusts to 60 MPH) we found the front bedroom area in the Windjammer to be under heated, so I turned on the fan for the front A/C unit and let it run at night to help distribute the air better. What we found by accident was this also almost completely eliminated the condensation on the windows, nice! We did this for several nights with the same results: little or no condensation on the inside of our windows. The added air movement seems to eliminate the buildup of moisture on the windows; possibly could do this with a couple of portable fans, but we used the A/C fan and it worked.
Has anyone else tried this, and if so, did you get the same effect?
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:17 PM   #2
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Also note that my Windjammer has the extra A/C in the front, which is what we used. The center unit will not run continuous fan if on heat.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:27 PM   #3
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Good tip. BTW the 2nd air unit has no heat option it is just for AC use only. Later RJD
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:39 PM   #4
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Correct, just A/C or fan. It would be nice if the fan would run continuous on the heat setting, but it doesn't or I can't get it to on my rig.
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Correct, just A/C or fan. It would be nice if the fan would run continuous on the heat setting, but it doesn't or I can't get it to on my rig.
2nd air control unit has no hook up to operate the heat AC only. Later RJD
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:58 PM   #6
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Correct, it is A/C only. What I was trying to get across (poorly apparently ) was it would be nice if the main HVAC unit would run continuous fan when in Heat mode; mine will not. Then running the second, A/C only, unit wouldn't be necessary to move air around the rig and help with condensation.
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If you turn to AC side on main and set temp low enough and fan to on it will run continuously for circulation but no heat(down side) I usually use an electric heater plus the fire place heater for heat. Later RJD
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