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Old 05-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #11
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We have a 2013 Rockwood Roo and were told at our Demo to keep the Fantastic fan on low and that would eliminate the condensation issue. Haven't had a problem yet.
How do you keep the camper warm though? Doesn't the heat just shoot right out the fan?
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #12
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We always have our two vents open and a window slightly unzipped if that bed is being slept in. The cross breeze is the best way to control the condensation.

Its no problem keeping the camper reasonably warm at night with outside temps in the forties using just the heater, but you will find pugs will help a lot in that situation. Also, the heater is a little noisy so you can consider something quieter if it keeps you up at night with its cycling on and off.

And, of course, use your heated mattresses if you have electric and heavier sleeping bags.
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From my experience, it is condensation. Lucky for me, I only have one tent bunk. What I did to relieve it, turn the Fan-Tastic on, and just unzip the window on top just a bit. Because you have 2 bunks, you may want to crank the Fan-Tastic to #2 or #3, and/or think of putting a fan in your 2nd roof vent. If it is like mine, the wire is already there.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #14
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in your owner's manual would've been paperwork from the canvas manufacturer, T.J. Snuggles, advising to pre-wet the canvas to allow the threads in the seams to swell and then dry, to fill the holes in the seams.

condensation is what you have and you need to allow for air movement and get PUGs or the generic 5x7 solar blankets that are made from the same stuff.

doing those two things will virtually eliminate condensation. PUGs are the #1 Hybrid mod.
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Not sure where you are camping and how cold it gets. We have camped in the upper 30's. We have a small electric heater that we run for a bit just before we go to sleep to heat it up and dry things out. Once we get into our sleeping bags (with the fan on low) we are pretty toasty and no condensation. I think it's probably a matter of keeping the air circulating to keep things dry. Good Luck!
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to the OP, a quick search here, on "condensation" will bring all the solutions to fix your problem.
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Change in lat... I too went on my maiden voyage with my Ikss. Of course it rained The whole time camping and we had water seeping through our tent ends too. To me it seemed more like the canvas wasn't conditioned yet more than a condensation issue though. Let me tell you it got plenty wet this weekend so I'm hoping that next time it rains when I'm camping it won't leak through like it did this weekend.

My wife And I saw a tag in the camper talking about getting it wet a few times... Lets hope so...
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I hope so as well... It was a good weekend nonetheless. Just a little too damp and chilly. Didn't take many pics, but here's a couple. Love that grill.

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It rained again on me this weekend and guess what... Didn't leak through. You should be good next time out in rain. You'd think if it needs to be done they could "season" the tent material at the factory... Oh well
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It rained again on me this weekend and guess what... Didn't leak through. You should be good next time out in rain. You'd think if it needs to be done they could "season" the tent material at the factory... Oh well
Good to hear. We don't go again for 2 weeks. Can't wait to go... But this time with nice weather.
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