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Old 11-16-2018, 09:54 AM   #1
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Humidity... arg!!

We bought a nice dehumidifier and this morning, no water on windows. Sweet. We cracked the closets doors and all cabinets... the wardrobe walls were dry! But then i reached around and behind the clothes, wet, where they touch the outside wall. Ugg! How the heck do you keep humidity out of wardrobe when clothes touch the outer wall? Leave it wide open every night so the cat can “hair up” your clothes?

Does everyone open all their cabinets every night??

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Old 11-16-2018, 11:14 AM   #2
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We bought a nice dehumidifier and this morning, no water on windows. Sweet. We cracked the closets doors and all cabinets... the wardrobe walls were dry! But then i reached around and behind the clothes, wet, where they touch the outside wall. Ugg! How the heck do you keep humidity out of wardrobe when clothes touch the outer wall? Leave it wide open every night so the cat can “hair up” your clothes?

Does everyone open all their cabinets every night??

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DampRid is available at Amazon. Once the wardrobe is dry, keeping the doors closed should help it stay dry. Are the kitchen and bath exhaust fans working ok? Maybe leaving them on a little longer might help reduce the moisture in the air.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:38 AM   #3
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You may need to leave one of the roof vents cracked open just a little bit to let some of that moisture out.
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:00 PM   #4
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We bought a nice dehumidifier and this morning, no water on windows. Sweet. We cracked the closets doors and all cabinets... the wardrobe walls were dry! But then i reached around and behind the clothes, wet, where they touch the outside wall. Ugg! How the heck do you keep humidity out of wardrobe when clothes touch the outer wall? Leave it wide open every night so the cat can “hair up” your clothes?

Does everyone open all their cabinets every night??

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Stormer, where are you camped? Not up nort I'm sure. Are you running any air conditioning?
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:50 PM   #5
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Looking at your pic it seems that U have a similar wardrobe slide to our 2902ws, Hot in the summer, cold well when cold. We had the same issue this weekend camping in colder weather 40/25. Leaving roof hatch cracked open to lower moisture level in camper was no help in the closet. I am considering put some 1/2 insulation foam board in against the walls, ugly, or putting small 3in round brass vents in the top and bottom of the doors, nice, similar to those used on boat closet doors to allow some air exchange.
Check your linen closet, ours is in the same slide, the moisture made our towels damp.
What do U think of these ideas??? The foam board would need a panel cover to look decent.
Do you run a propane heater other than your funace? We do not, they put out alot of moisture. This is our first year in this rig, our Jayco Eagles sweated like pigs, 20+ years of that will teach U what not to do. My wife made it rain in our first camper, boiling hotdogs and a big potwater for noodles. on a rainy 35 degree day, learned about the A/C trick the hard way.
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:58 PM   #6
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does running a/c help with moisture?
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:11 PM   #7
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does running a/c help with moisture?
Yes... yes it does.
Hopefully you are asking in jest?
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The key to making a ceiling vent to work for removing moisture is to have another opening equal to the ceiling vent.

I found by cracking a window slightly and leaving a ceiling vent open just a crack the flow between the two would vent the moisture.

Even when cooking!

And this was in the cold Denver, Colorado winter this past year!
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does running a/c help with moisture?
We are talking winter here...

Usually it is the heater running this time of year.

Even down here in the desert southwest, we've had the heat on a couple of times this week!
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:51 PM   #10
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In South-East Carolina near the coast just venting is not always enough while using the rig, it is rare for us to see a day below 50% humidity. Yesterday it was 72 & 100%, last night it fell to 39 degrees w/67% in 3 hours. Controlling moisture is a tuff job in our envirorment. Everything porous is soaked with moisture.
We went out to the SouthWest this summer, never thought that I would miss humidity, after a couple of weeks of 9-20%, I missed the swamp .
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