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Old 11-13-2015, 06:32 PM   #11
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Gas appliances generate humidity which will affect your levels inside the trailer. Rainy weather and a furnace running spells wet.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:46 PM   #12
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Gas appliances generate humidity which will affect your levels inside the trailer. Rainy weather and a furnace running spells wet.
Gas use increases humidity because one of the products of combustion is water. So the statement above is correct for your stove and oven. However, a furnace (and HWH) will not affect humidity as the products of combustion exhaust outside. If it is causing increased humidity, you have much bigger problems; make sure your CO detector is working.

I think one reason this urban myth occurs is that warming your TT with the furnace increases the air temperature, allowing it to HOLD more moisture (from your stove/oven, and your breath). There is now a greater temperature differential between this warm air and the cool trailer sides, so you now get greater condensation. So people THINK it's "from" the furnace, but it's not. It is NOT from the furnace or HWH.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:49 PM   #13
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Thanks for your response.
Living in a rain forest a dehumidifier is in order. The RV is put away for the winter, down south near Seattle. Hopefully the moisture is out of the rig and no issues come spring.
Have placed several H20ut's in the unit. Will see how they do.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:12 PM   #14
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Gas use increases humidity because one of the products of combustion is water. So the statement above is correct for your stove and oven. However, a furnace (and HWH) will not affect humidity as the products of combustion exhaust outside. If it is causing increased humidity, you have much bigger problems; make sure your CO detector is working.

I think one reason this urban myth occurs is that warming your TT with the furnace increases the air temperature, allowing it to HOLD more moisture (from your stove/oven, and your breath). There is now a greater temperature differential between this warm air and the cool trailer sides, so you now get greater condensation. So people THINK it's "from" the furnace, but it's not. It is NOT from the furnace or HWH.
I stand corrected, thanks for the info.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:18 AM   #15
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We winter in central Florida. Last year we had some cool mornings and running space heaters, coffee pot, toaster, etc would cause condensation on walls and in cabinets. A dehumidifier solved the problem. A smaller unit from Lowe's fits in the TT well, is quiet and effective. This one is branded "Hisense, Model DH-35K1SJE5. Removes 35 pints per day". Under $200. Good luck.
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Was looking for answers to excessive interior moisture problem. Will be adding a humidifier to the unit. Thanks
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:07 PM   #17
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Was looking for answers to excessive interior moisture problem. Will be adding a humidifier to the unit. Thanks

I hope you mean dehumidifier. The other one will add additional humidity to the unit.

The wife and I have been living in our new XLR Nitro over the past couple days while staying at the in-laws. Average nightly temperature has been in the mid to high 20's. I have a dehumidifer in the bedroom, along with the some of the larger desiccant packs that are rechargeable in each room. We crack the roof vent in the bedroom and bathroom at night and so far the only real moisture we get is on one of the bedroom windows. The other stays dry, I think because the dehumidifier is blowing the warm dry air on it.

We're going to look into getting a second dehumidifer and putting it on a tray so it blows on that window to keep it from sweating. Raising the overall internal temperature will help as well so that more of the humidity will remain in the air. You will need to make sure to exchange some of the internal air with external air.

Only other humidity issue we have is we discovered the sky light over the shower has two pieces of plastic with an air gap in between. Which wouldn't be a problem, except the inner plastic wasn't fully mounted so there was an airgap between inside and the dead space so humidity got in there while showering. I added it to the punch list to let the dealer know about.
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