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Old 02-07-2019, 03:18 AM   #1
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Cold and condensation

How do I reduced condensation in my trailer in single digits getting a lot of moisture everywhere
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:39 AM   #2
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Turn on the heater?
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:52 AM   #3
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Turn on the heater?
Trust me it's on electric and gas I keep it 70 I have my 2 year old and my wife it's a Small trailer but the bathroom gets a lot of moisture along with the head of the bed and windows
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Trust me it's on electric and gas I keep it 70 I have my 2 year old and my wife it's a Small trailer but the bathroom gets a lot of moisture along with the head of the bed and windows
I run a dehumidifier in my camper almost year round, i'm not a fan of mold. If you have a baby in there all day during the winter, please go buy a hygrometer and a dehumidifier asap.
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:37 AM   #5
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A dehumidifier and/or better ventilation are the only ways to reduce humidity.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:11 AM   #6
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Crack roof vents about a inch. use the bathroom fan when taking a shower. Go with electric heat instead of gas. For safety I use a electric fireplace during the day and electric oil radiator type heater at night.

Watch your wattage if running more than one electric heater.

Hot inside cold outside your probably going to have some condensation.
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Well I picked up a dehumidifier and I have been using my electric heater I guess I'll see how this works being in Flagstaff Az I didn't think about the humidity but most likely will be going to Colorado next job so I'm sure I'll will be using it there too
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When camping in colder temps our family of 4 would wake up in the morning with puddles of water in the window frames. I'm pretty sure it's unavoidable but a dehumidifier and cracking roof vents should help mitigate it a bit.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:19 PM   #9
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… Go with electric heat instead of gas. For safety I use a electric fireplace during the day and electric oil radiator type heater at night. ...
I can't think of any physics to explain why the built in propane furnace which draws combustion air from outside and exhausts combustion gas outside would add to the interior humidity.

Certainly using and an unvented gas heater would cause serious moisture problems.
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Pretty sure the gas heat would reduce humidity. I know in my house I need a humidifier in the winter.
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If the op went out and spent $15 on a hygrometer, maybe we could help instead of just speculate. It may just be a poorly insulated camper and single pane windows.
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Dri-z-air

Use Dri-Z-Air dehumidifier products to safely remove and absorb excess moisture and musty smells from the air. Dri-Z-Air helps maintain woodwork and items in your home, boat, RV, garage, closets, and storage units.

Heres the link DRI-Z-AIR® DEHUMIDIFIER - MOISTURE ABSORBER - MADE IN THE USA

This works in my 5th Wheel. I use 2. One on each end. You would be surprised how much water these pull out of the air and its cheap!
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Thermo electric dehumidifier

I'm off grid, so I bought a thermo electric dehumidifier. They use almost no power. But I found out they really don't work well below 65F. Since I usually don't heat the RV over that, my windows act as better dehumidifiers. I simply wipe them off with a towel every morning.
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We did a little youtube Dutchmen Voltage camping And then you can see the damp rid bags that we use they pull a lot of water out We tried the damp rid buckets they didn’t work so well, We just leave them hanging all year And change them out every 3 to 4 weeks the bags work fantastic highly recommend
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