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Old 10-26-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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Water on inside of tent canvas

Greetings. We just purchased our HW296 in June and took it on its second camping trip several weeks ago. During the trip we had one day with about 21 straight hours of rain. After about 6-8 hours we started to notice small water droplets on the inside of the tent canvas. Has anyone else experienced this? I expected the tent canvas to be somewhat more water resistant that this. Below is a pic of the inside of the tent.


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Old 10-26-2015, 10:11 PM   #2
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Its condensation. Very good photo. If it was leaking it would be in specific areas. Lots of humidity in the air (21 hours of rain). Probably a heat source in your camper (furnace or space heater). People inside breathing adding more humidity. Windows closed tight.

Try opening bunk windows a few inches. If you can open a roof vent that might help too. Popup Gizmos help some since it adds another layer to the cold. I have a small dehumidifier which takes out some moisture.

All or some of those will help. Nothing like "water drip torture" while you're trying to sleep.

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Old 10-27-2015, 12:11 AM   #3
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x2 on the Popup Gizmos.
Also allowing for air movement is the other key.

Many newbies seal up their pups/hybrids like a submarine, when it's cold or rainy and then run the furnace.
This is a big mistake. The running furnace + humans exhaling moist air, with a closed up RV, is the perfect formula for condensation.
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