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Old 11-03-2015, 12:32 PM   #1
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Condensation

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Just bought a Forest River Sunseeker.
While camping last weekend we experienced sever moisture on the upper walls.
Dealer did a pressure test and found basically no leaks.
The weather was very rainy and we had the furnace on.
Is it possible for the furnace to cause severe moisture; hands were wet from touching the upper walls, even inside cabinets, bow to stern?
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:39 PM   #2
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It's possible for your breathing to create that much condensation if no vents or windows were cracked open.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #3
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Furnace should not create moisture inside. All combustion products are sent out exhaust vent, however just living breathing and being in a small closed up space causes humidity, that coupled with cold walls creates condensation. Try opening one or two windows a crack. Also if you had condensation on walls, you may have some under bed. The moisture from your body goes through mattress and will condense on the cold bed frame. After camping in cold conditions, I always prop up mattress to dry out for a few days. You can try a dehumidifier, but you need to be aware of the current load especially if you are running electric heat.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:33 PM   #4
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We always have both roof cents open at least a little, even in the winter just to keep the moisture down.


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Old 11-09-2015, 03:24 PM   #5
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Thank you for the responses.
The dealer is working with us and installed vent covers so we can keep the vents open during the rain, and gave us a bunch of H2ONO canisters to capture the moisture. A new acquaintance recommended a dehumidifier that he uses for the condensation, so might give that a go also.
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:33 PM   #6
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Kitty litter inside of old rolled up socks help in cars so maybe they'll help in an RV.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:00 PM   #7
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The best way to go is a dehumidifier. You will find the unit feels warmer and there will be no moisture in the air. We winter camp on the wet coast of Canada and need the dehumidifier in order to keep the trailer comfortable. Our neighbours had a moisture problem with mold starting to form inside their MH. After using the dehumidifier they no longer have a moisture problem.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:21 PM   #8
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I use a dehumidifier. I also use it when the TT is stored. I have one with the external drain option and connected it to a 1/2" vinyl hose that drains through the floor and underbelly under the shower. I also ran a separate power line through the same area so I do not have to leave TT ( converter) plugged in all the time. For reference: In Maryland set at 55% removed 2.5 gals of water from closed up TT in last two weeks.
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Get a dehumidifier.......that will solve your problems.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:29 PM   #10
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I agree with the other members here, your problem is air circulation, thus closing up the trailer only allows moisture to pool. Think of your bathroom after a shower and there is no venting, moisture just hangs then creates mould and mildew problems. Putting on vent covers (ie Maxair) will allow air flow. We added a second 12v fan in our front vent cover so by having the fan in the bathroom drawing air out and the bedroom vent drawing air in we have a circulation of fresh air, thus no condensation.

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