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Old 09-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Sweating canvas!

We are looking at buying a Roo, however one of the downfalls i was told to watch out for is IF using this trailer to hunt or camp in the fall weather, when turning on the furnace the inside of the canvas will start to sweat and drip..Has anyone used theirs during the cooler weather when their furnace needed to run a lot of the time? And what was your experience? Thanks in advanced
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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As long as you run a fan to circulate the air should have no problems
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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We've camped in the cold and the trick is both air circulation and venting. I will unzip a bit of the window in each bunk being slept in and keep my vents cracked open. I have vent covers so no worries about rain or snow. A 12 volt fan will help to move the air. I believe the moisture issue is caused more by exhalations than the furnace BTW. The more people; the more moisture in the air.

Also, the popup gizmos will help to keep the tent ends warmer.
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What exactly is a popup Gizmo?
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What exactly is a popup Gizmo?
Popup Gizmos (AKA Pugs). They will help you to control your inside temperature - keeping it warmer in cold nights and cooler in hot days. They also help to keep the bunk ends cleaner and some like them for making the bunks darker.

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Condensation(what you call "sweating")is a common issue with hybrids AND popups.
many new owners button up their trailer tight as a drum, when it's cold and then run the furnace or stove.
what results is that the uninsulated canvas begins to allow the water vapor that we breathe out, to collect on the inside of the canvas.

easily solved by what the others said, good air circulation and PUGs or the generic solar blanket versions.
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X3 for Popup Gizmos. We get minor condensation on cool nights without them but with them the underside of the bunk tenting is always dry in the morning.

I recommend the Super High Wind version just for the extra convenience of installing them. Our Standard High Wind PUGS work fine and but require the use of a lot of dollar store clamps to secure them on the sides. The Super High Wind version has 4 bungees and no clamps.

See this thread for more on PUGs
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I have a 2012 Rockwood Roo 19. Are these devices, you speak of, compatible with my camper?
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I have a 2012 Rockwood Roo 19. Are these devices, you speak of, compatible with my camper?
Welcome to the forum.

Should be. Pugs come in different sizes so best to measure and call the company.
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I have a 2012 Rockwood Roo 19. Are these devices, you speak of, compatible with my camper?
i wouldn't call them devices, unless you call the blankets on your beds, devices.

you need to check out Popup Gizmos website so you'll have a better idea what they are.
PUGs custom fits them for whatever hybrid or popup you have.
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