Originally Posted by mwdugan
We just recently purchased a ROO 19 and went for our first camp out this past weekend. Since it was a damp rainy night we need to turn on the heat and expierenced the indoor rain forest with cindensation forming on the inside of the popouts. I am asking if anyone out there has any advise on how this can be eliminted.
The #1 thing you can do to minimize this is keep a corner of the tent ends cracked open and a vent or window or two open. That air movement will help. We saw zero condensation all spring and summer, but the colder weather is a different story. Once the heat is on, the condesation starts. We haven't used the heated mattresses (yet) but we have a heavy comforter, so we set the heat fairly low, like 65, and stayed nice and warm. That is, I guess, part of the appeal of the hybrid - its still sort of like tenting, but much more comfortable. I'm OK with cool nights in the camper, but zipping my head into a sleeping bag with 3 sweatshirts on isn't my idea of fun. So we keep it reasonably warm, but if you crank the heat on cold damp nights, condensation is going to be an issue.
The PUGS talked about in this thread are certainly going to help as well.
We still get a little condensation - always did in our popup as well. A little bit is not a huge issue - just wipe the insdie of the canvas off with a towel in the am. Once the sun gets out it will dry up the canvas. What you don't want is so much that it drips or that the bedding starts getting wet - then you have a whole new set of issues.
Start with a little more air flow and see if that resolves the issue.