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Old 10-25-2017, 08:37 PM   #1
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After winterizing should you keep the windows/vents open or closed?
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:59 PM   #2
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Windows closed, wind-driven rain can ruin your day.
My trailer spends it's winters in the Texas Coastal Bend, which means not very many really cold days so minimal winterizing is required. When stored in between trips I leave the bathroom vent cracked open a few notches, the MaxxAir vent cover keeps the rain out. I even leave it open under tow to help bring the heat down a bit. I also leave the fridge and freezer doors open so there's no trapped moisture to promote mold growth.
I believe a little ventilation of a stored trailer is a good idea.
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We have always installed the MaxxAir Vent covers over the bathroom vents. The bathroom vent is rarely ever closed. This always allows a bit of air flow in the camper, on the road, or stored.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:41 PM   #4
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I've always kept one vent slightly open and same with a couple windows. I also use a cover on the trailer.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:17 AM   #5
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After winterizing should you keep the windows/vents open or closed?
I have had great success for years having everything closed up tight, but always have a couple of large buckets of damp-rid inside. Always dry and fresh smelling come spring time.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:14 AM   #6
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I have had great success for years having everything closed up tight, but always have a couple of large buckets of damp-rid inside. Always dry and fresh smelling come spring time.
This is what I have done so far....on my last trailer I had a cover, one specifically made to breathe for the climate zone I'm in (Zone 4, Seattle). Kept a window and fridge wide open, but ended up getting a fridge full of nasty. I did not use the Damp Rid product then because of the open air. Now I am going to go uncovered, again its in Seattle so UV is not a concern (other?) and I am closing it up and using the Damp Rid.
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We have always used Max-air vent covers on the vents and fans on all of our travel trailers. Have always stored them open about one inch with no problems. All of the windows remain closed, haven't had any problems with doing this for the last eighteen years.
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[QUOTE=w021095;1671742]We have always used Max-air vent covers on the vents and fans on all of our travel trailers. Have always stored them open about one inch with no problems. All of the windows remain closed, haven't had any problems with doing this for the last eighteen years. (We're in Michigan, and don't use a cover)
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