Originally Posted by plh869
Advice needed! We’re staying in our travel trailer on a lake where it is cool outside. We’re running our heat and had our bathroom vent open as always. We woke up this morning to condensation on all of our windows. We have Dri-rid we keep in our camper. What caused the condensation and how can we stop it and clean the windows??? Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!!!
You likely caused the condensation on the windows.
Your breathing, as well as your cooking and bathing.
Condensation happens in houses quite often where it stays cold for some time in the winter.
Cold windows cause humidity to condense on the glass, it will run down and cause the wood in the sash to rot after a while.
The solution; double paned windows. The inside pane is insulated from the outside glass by a layer of air sealed between them.
You don't have that luxury in an RV.
Either keep the humidity lower inside, by opening the vents, breathing/cooking/living less, or run the heat warmer (cars do this by blowing warm air on the windows) to warm up the windows above the dew point.
Or buy some sealing wrap for the windows (3M Window Insulator Kit, $20 or so on Amazon).
I would do the last thing. It works well, saves heating costs, is easy to apply, and most importantly; easy to remove.
It is essentially plastic wrap that covers the windows. I use it on the older single pane windows in my house.