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Old 12-01-2021, 03:29 PM   #1
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We have a 2020 Isata 5 30fw we purchased in February 0f 2020, full Time on the road. When we change the sheets we can fill the bottom top half of the mattress is very damp. Don't know if that's the half of the mattress that is on the slide that is exposed to the outside. Top of the mattress is dry. We don't want a mold issue. Has anyone had this issue. Thanks for any response.
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Old 12-01-2021, 04:17 PM   #2
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Some of that depends...we do see some condensation if the A/C is running inside and it is really hot outside...that section is over a slide out (not as much protection) and no air getting to it.

Depending on how wet, I would double check the slide seals, check the slide out fascia (at the corners to make sure those are sealed). If the slide is leaking, it would travel inside a tube and can come out at the bottom of the slide out just behind the wood fascia. If there was a hard rain...sometimes it can drive a small amount of water in that rides along the slide rail.

I would say lift the mattress to allow that area to dry during the day. See if it happens again (when there is no rain) or check it after a rain.

If it happens when it is dry, could very well be condensation. After rain, a dealer should check the seals.
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Old 12-01-2021, 04:24 PM   #3
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Will check the seals. We are currently in Middle Georgia weather is in the 60s and lows in the 40s not a lot of rain. Will be here until January. Thanks
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Will check the seals. We are currently in Middle Georgia weather is in the 60s and lows in the 40s not a lot of rain. Will be here until January. Thanks
Condensation will work in the reverse as well. If its not rain...might want to look at some thin grate/grid to put underneath that part of the mattress to allow a little conditioned air into that space. Or at least create an air gap.
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Old 12-02-2021, 08:05 PM   #5
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If condensation is the cause, not a leak, then this is something that boaters often have to deal with.

I spent three years, including winters, in Colonial Beach VA living four days a week on a boat. Was very interesting getting down the pier during snow, etc. But condensation was always a problem (along with staying warm, not slipping off the pier in the snow, etc.)

There are several solutions that go under the mattress to allow air flow to clear out the condensation. I think I just used some dry deck squares. Due to the design of the 30 bed, they might be the best solution, since you can only put them on the top section. They won't raise the head too much, and can be trimmed to size.

Best case is that it is an easy to find leak.
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