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Old 11-01-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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Cool correction on raining inside 235rks

i did not literally mean raining in the camper. i had bad condensation on windows. where hood vent is it started driping water from underneath the hood vent next to wall above window. so i removed the hood vent and much to my surprise found water puddled up on the styrofoam in the wall cavity. the cause of this was condensation around the outside part of the hood vent and it was dripping on the inside. we ended up opening the kitchen window per advice from fellow camper and campsite personel.we still had problems and had to even place towels under windows in the slide to keep bed from getting wet.we heard that electric heaters do not cause this problem so with a 30 amp breaker system does anyone have a suggestion on what kind of heater to get,make and size.if not i guess i will just camp
in the summer.

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Old 11-02-2009, 06:35 AM   #2
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When I walked into Wal-Mart the other day they had at least
4 different electric heaters lined up right inside the door.
Any 1400-1500 watt electric heater will work.
We use one that has dual speeds on the fan.
Low setting is usually enough to keep us warm down to the 30s.

I added a separate circuit so we can actually perk coffee or
use the toaster without having to shut off the heater.

Are you sure you don't have a leak in the roof over the vent or
bad caulking around the vent?? Condensation is one thing,
puddles are another.

Good luck!

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Old 11-02-2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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every winter in all of our RVs we have had to use a dehumidifier to keep the condensation in check

a 30 amp set up might leave you with not enough amps to run it though

i believe the home improvement places do have them is all sort of amperage sizes
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:53 PM   #4
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Don't know if you have W/D hookups in your rig or not but one member here who does and doesn't have the W/D uses the outlet for it for a small space heater as his is on a separate breaker from the other electrical apliances. Still only run 2 high amperage items at once on 30amp service no matter what cirucit they are on.
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