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Old 09-22-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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Condensation

We have a HW277 and have been out with it 3 or 4 times. Went to the beach on a trip and this morning there was condensation on the inside of the bed slide outs (ceiling). Didn't happen the first 2 nights. Enough that a few drops came off. Has anyone had this experience and is there anything I can do to prevent?


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Old 09-22-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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That is probably due to high humidity along the water. We spend winters in Texas along the Gulf and use a dehumidifier to combat humidity inside the trailer.
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Thanks...so this is no indication of how it will perform if it rains?


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Old 09-22-2014, 10:06 AM   #4
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By chance did you have the ac fan set on on instead of auto? Just thinking that the humid air may have circulated in the TT causing the condensation on the roof when the ac wasn't kicked in to help remove the humidity in the air.
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By chance did you have the ac fan set on on instead of auto? Just thinking that the humid air may have circulated in the TT causing the condensation on the roof when the ac wasn't kicked in to help remove the humidity in the air.

No, the AC fan was not on at all. Did notice it was more humid before going to bed last night.


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Old 09-22-2014, 01:15 PM   #6
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Used to be a problem with both tents and our PUP (no air conditioning in either), especially if we had several people crammed in an end bunk or a tent. People generate a fair amount of moisture that will condense on a colder surface - uninsulated canvas is very good as a colder surface in the night.

The solution is keeping air moving - even though DW wanted to shut the "windows" to keep the heat in. Better tents have ventilation screens underneath where the tent is guyed out. Cross ventilation in a PUP is very effective, but requires at least partially open "windows" on both sides. If you have a roof hatch - my Coleman with the infamous cored roof did not - a window at each end and the hatch open is usually good enough.

Good ventilation and warm sleeping bags is a great combination for good sleeping.

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