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Old 02-24-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
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I use a small bucket with charcoal in it. I never have noticed any smells. charcoal is great at absorbing smells and moisture

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #12
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You are going to have that "New Camper Smell" for a while, no matter what you do. We keep ours in a fenced in area/barn type structure with a raised cover over it. We leave a vent open (Maxx Air cover over it) and leave an air freshner open. No issue leaving bedding and towels in the camper. No smell issues. What you don't want to do is leave any food stuff that are not very well sealed. We remove all our cooking spices, becuase even in the mfgs continer, they will not seal good enough to keep out the moisture. Otherwise we have not had any issues since we started camping in 2002.

Even if you think you got the bed ends good and dry, check them a couple of days after your trip, just to be sure. I try to make a habit of doing a quick check every week or so to make sure there are not any suprises. We try and use our camper at least once a month.

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:28 PM   #13
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We are in NC and have a travel trailer. We made the mistake of shutting it up tight last summer for about 2 months. We had also left some water bottles and drinks in the TT. When we came back to it, we had mold in one of the cabinets and along the floor. We bleached it and cleaned it out really well. Now we leave a vent open to help keep airflow going. We have maxair vent covers so we can do that and get good air flow without the rain getting in. Not sure how well this would work with your roo or your cover as I would think the cover would obstruct the air flow. When this happened many people suggested keeping the vents open and getting damp rid. You could try that. If you are in a position to run a dehumidifier then I would do that as well.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #14
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I'm in Texas, so humidity is serious here too. I store mine in a garage and I run a good size dehumidifier set to 50* constantly. I have the benefit of an outlet in the storage garage that I rent...
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #15
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For your linens I would recommend "Space Bags" or comparable vacuum bags. They come in all sizes, stuff plenty of dryer sheets in with them then vacuume the air out and they will be protected from moisture, bugs and just about anything. We live in very high humidity areas and this is what we must do with any fabrics that will sit in the dark for any amount of time. They come out smelling like they're fresh from the dryer.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by clancythecamper View Post
Hello ~ we just completed our first campout in the new Roo

My question is for those living in high humidity areas. We have a concrete pad with cover for our unit which will help with the heat and Florida sun. I know to be sure the bunks are completely dry before storing them. What I did today was to pop out the bunks, get everything dry (rain last night) then fold in for storage. I also ran the air for a bit to make sure the inside wasn't damp ~ even so far as to dry out the sinks etc after cleaning.

What I'd like to do is to store my linens, etc inside the camper but things tend to smell funky when I've kept stuff in our campers before. This is a newer unit, so how do you keep your camper fresh and clean smelling inside? Do you used Damp Rid products? Do you leave a vent open for ventilation? what about baking soda or charcoal?

For those of you in other locations, keep in mind our humidity levels are about 80% + in the summer months.

Thank you for your input
When we come back from our trips we empty the trailer and totally clean everything, floor to ceiling, we wash all the linens and return them back to the trailer & air the unit out for a few days. I have a cheep humidistat inside that helps me keep an eye on that level. The dehumidifier is an awesome idea!!!! We also leave a few dryer sheets around the trailer after we clean it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:50 PM   #17
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Exactly. We've had no problems and we follow the same routine each time.

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