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Old 06-19-2018, 12:01 AM   #1
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Condensation

Ok, a little background first. We have been five days in Glacier Park at Saint Mary Montana. In five days it has been 45 and raining for the most part. So the Roo and the canvas are completely saturated. The problem is the last two days we have been dealing with condensation on the bunks. So bad that if we leave it alone it will start to drip on the beds from the inside. I know that itís because we are keeping the trailer warm while it is cold and rainy outside, but how do we fight this?

Do we run fans inside the trailer? Turn the roof fans on? Lower the temp inside the trailer?

Do your thing and help a Roo brother out.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:07 AM   #2
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1. Are you using Popup Gizmos and Reflectix or the generic solar blankets?
2. Do you have the trailer closed up tight as a submarine?

If you don't have #1 and you did #2, NO wonder you have condensation.

PUGs are #1 hybrid mod and will help with condensation, along with helping with temp control.
You also HAVE to allow for air movement. Most of us turn on the bathroom fan and crack open a Tent end window flap, so air can move.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:43 AM   #3
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We leave both roof fans open but not turned on and have never had any condensation issues since. And we don't have PUGS.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:45 AM   #4
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PUGS are the way to go. Spend the extra money and buy the super high wind version. The first night through a storm and you will be glad you did. We went through a doozy last week in Illinois and we're glad we had them.

We don't run the fans when it's cold. You are trying to heat your trailer. Makes no sense to run the fans and send all that precious warm air outside.

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Thanks everyone. We have left Glacier and apparently the rain is following us. Rained all the way to Hardin, MT and rained the entire time since we have been here.

I will be getting the PUGs when we get home and be using the cheap space blankets under the mattresses. I also have reflectix to make the windows. Thanks for all the help. Knew I could count on you guys!
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Go to Walmart and buy a 30 QT Dehumidifier.
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Thanks everyone. We have left Glacier and apparently the rain is following us. Rained all the way to Hardin, MT and rained the entire time since we have been here.

I will be getting the PUGs when we get home and be using the cheap space blankets under the mattresses. I also have reflectix to make the windows. Thanks for all the help. Knew I could count on you guys!
You didn't say whether you had the trailer closed up tight, without allowing for air movement.
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Go to Walmart and buy a 30 QT Dehumidifier.
Glacier NP doesn't have any electric hookups, so it wouldn't have helped.
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You didn't say whether you had the trailer closed up tight, without allowing for air movement.


I did have it closed up. Rookie mistake, thatís why I asked for some experienced help. In Texas we donít deal with cold, just hot. I know the mechanics of hot weather, but not cold.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:21 AM   #10
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Your experiences will help other new hybrid owners.

That's why we encourage newbies to get PUGs and Reflectix.

But when you close up any hybrid tight, with humans inside exhaling moist air and the furnace running, condensation will always occur.
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