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Old 03-25-2011, 07:59 AM   #11
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I too am curious, as we have not had any issues and had some serious cold nights and high humidity.

Only the two of us. The better half sleeps on one end, and I on the other one, so maybe lots of body heat is a source.

We do put the heater on at night - low setting but still on.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:31 AM   #12
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Yup, I do, Roo 21. Oh, and vinyl bottom matresses.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:53 AM   #13
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When we had our Shamrock I also used the ridgid foam insulation under the mattress. I used hook and loop to keep it in place and the insulation reduced the condensation a lot. We did always sleep with the bunk end zippers opened a bit to let the moisture escape while we were sleeping, this kept the moisture from condensating on the tent end and dripping on us in cold weather, especially if it was a damp rainny night.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:38 PM   #14
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What about the foundation wrap that is dimpled like delta ms foundation wrap. it would allow the air to flow in between thus eliminating the temperature variance.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:16 PM   #15
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Our first night was a cold rainy night. We had everything buttoned up tight. The condensation was OUT OF CONTROL. Not sure about under the matress, as we did not look, but inside the bunk ends on the canvas, the windows, etc. it was WET inside. After that first night, we keep the fantastic fan on the entire time. We bought a cover for the vent on the roof, so it can be open in the rain. The fan goes on as soon as we hook up to power and stays in until we unplug. Once we started to do this, we have had ZERO condensation in the camper, regardless of outside temp. 80+ degrees or lows around 40 degrees. This may help you all as well.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:02 PM   #16
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Our first night was a cold rainy night. We had everything buttoned up tight. The condensation was OUT OF CONTROL. Not sure about under the matress, as we did not look, but inside the bunk ends on the canvas, the windows, etc. it was WET inside. After that first night, we keep the fantastic fan on the entire time. We bought a cover for the vent on the roof, so it can be open in the rain. The fan goes on as soon as we hook up to power and stays in until we unplug. Once we started to do this, we have had ZERO condensation in the camper, regardless of outside temp. 80+ degrees or lows around 40 degrees. This may help you all as well.
I've got to try this.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:20 AM   #17
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Our first night was a cold rainy night. We had everything buttoned up tight. The condensation was OUT OF CONTROL. Not sure about under the matress, as we did not look, but inside the bunk ends on the canvas, the windows, etc. it was WET inside. After that first night, we keep the fantastic fan on the entire time. We bought a cover for the vent on the roof, so it can be open in the rain. The fan goes on as soon as we hook up to power and stays in until we unplug. Once we started to do this, we have had ZERO condensation in the camper, regardless of outside temp. 80+ degrees or lows around 40 degrees. This may help you all as well.
What cover is everyone using - Maxx air II?
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:46 AM   #18
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My cover is the Fan/Mate 850 by Maxxair in white - designed for the Fan-Tastic fan.

I crack open a corner of the canvas at both ends and the fan is on all the time too - maybe that's why but I've not yet had any condensation issues -and we did camp in cold and rainy weather last summer.
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just an update on the mod.
recently went camping and had the foam insulation with the silver side facing up, towards our body heat.
mattress was still damp underneath. we did run the heated part of the mattress, all night.

next time, will try with the silver side down, towards the outside cold temps.
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Bummer. Thanks for the update.
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