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Old 10-23-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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New 2011 233S Canvas Sweat

We just purchased our new rig and when camping in the driveway this weekend we noticed some pretty heavy interior canvas sweat in the inside of the tent ends. Is this normal??

We just came out of a Fleetwood Niagara and never experienced this. Outside temp got down to about 45 degrees.

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Old 10-23-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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Condensation. Maybe your older Fleetwood had a little more air circulation whereas your new 233S is airtight. Leaving a window slightly open should help.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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Condensation. Maybe your older Fleetwood had a little more air circulation whereas your new 233S is airtight. Leaving a window slightly open should help.
That's a good point... could be
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:35 PM   #4
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Frank is right. Its a problem that can happen when the tent ends are cooler than the inside and the trailer is buttoned up with significant moisture in the trailer. The moisture usually comes from having a camper full of people breathing. Cooking, showers, etc will also contribute. It can rain on you in the morning if it gets really bad.

We leave the two vents open slightly for a cross-breeze and will unzip the windows in each bunk a little to allow the moisture caused from exhaling to leave the tent-ends.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:37 PM   #5
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condensation happens in hybrids more the popups, because they are more tightly sealed. popups will allow much more air circulation than a hybrid because of canvas walls vs. fiberglass walls.

this is discussed constantly on hybrid forums. you might want to do some reading in the Expandable/Hybrid section.

the main solution is allowing air movement cracking a vent and opening a bunk end window a bit. bunk end fans help also.
and installing PopupGizmos or solar blankets on top of the canvas ends helps a lot also.
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We experienced this last weekend with temps in the lower 30's (F). It was raining by the second morning. All the blankets and pillows soaked from touching the sides of the tents. First time camping in cold weather with the hybrid so didn't know about leaving a vent or window cracked.
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Vent open on our second night = dry as a bone!!
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glad it worked for you.

even regular non-canvas RVs can get condensation inside if they don't allow for air movement.
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