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Old 11-25-2019, 11:54 AM   #1
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Condensation in slide outs, HELP!

My wife and I purchased the last 27RKWS to ever be built. We love it. However, the only issue we have is that we found when we took our unit out for its first true camping trip. We had an issue when camping in cold mountain weather (29 F in overnight and 50's in the afternoon). Condensation developed in the corners of both the refrigerator slide and the wardrobe slide. How do we combat this? Is it a factory defect? Please help! I don't want mold setting up.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:59 AM   #2
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Condensation is physics, cold outside, warm, moist air inside.
Ventilation and a dehumidfier cures it.
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:34 PM   #3
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Condensation is physics, cold outside, warm, moist air inside.
Ventilation and a dehumidfier cures it.
The issue is only happening in the slide outs. Our previous Sunset Trail TT didn't have the same issue. Weird.

I've been kicking around the idea of replacing the wood panels in the closet and pantry doors with a mesh to help get conditioned air into the storage areas.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:48 PM   #4
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The slide outs probably have less insulation, different construction and more surface exposure to the cold.
You could just leave the drawers, cabinets and doors ajar or open to help ventilate them.
Winterization of RV's includes leaving cabinets and doors open during the winter nap.
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:54 PM   #5
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My wife and I purchased the last 27RKWS to ever be built. We love it. However, the only issue we have is that we found when we took our unit out for its first true camping trip. We had an issue when camping in cold mountain weather (29 F in overnight and 50's in the afternoon). Condensation developed in the corners of both the refrigerator slide and the wardrobe slide. How do we combat this? Is it a factory defect? Please help! I don't want mold setting up.
I was out Hunting for a week the first of Nov. Really pretty cold and ran the furnace and electric space heaters. There were 4 of us in there and this was the first time I really noticed lots of moisture in the cabinets in the slide. When I got home I opened the doors and dried off the walls and any moisture. I think as others mentioned , byproduct of thin walls, poor insulation , cold temps and circulation of air.
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You can try adding small fans to circulate air in the cold corners, but if there is moisture in the RV it will condense on the cold surfaces.
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I had a front storage area in our last trailer. Very time I opened it up after storage I could feel humidity there. WE put dizzy bags in that area problem was gone. Just did the same in out rockwood roo in the corners of the pop outs when we stored it. This might help if you a store your trailer after use. Is your roof vent cracked when you use it with heat this might also could vent out moisture from cooking etc.
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Need to get the moist air under control. We always leave the bathroom vent wide open, 365, to help with circulation and moisture control.
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