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Old 04-07-2008, 04:19 PM   #1
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This winter I used an oil filled electric heater to keep my ultimate freedom above freezing while parked for the midwest winter -- this weekend, I opened the main slide through below center of coach -- wet and mold started on stored stuff. The heater was directly above the compartment -- my guess is, -- condensation from differences in temp. So, more problems in trying to prevent problems! I always use the "pink" stuff in the lines, but thought it would be wise for the furniture, cabinets, etc. to be above freezing.
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This winter I used an oil filled electric heater to keep my ultimate freedom above freezing while parked for the midwest winter -- this weekend, I opened the main slide through below center of coach -- wet and mold started on stored stuff. The heater was directly above the compartment -- my guess is, -- condensation from differences in temp. So, more problems in trying to prevent problems! I always use the "pink" stuff in the lines, but thought it would be wise for the furniture, cabinets, etc. to be above freezing.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:26 PM   #3
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I'm sorry to hear about your predicament. Was your coach completely buttoned up (as in all vents closed) for the season? Mold is tough to deal with, especially when it gets in/on fabric furniture.

I've always been sure to put a few tubs of charcoal briquettes around the coach, as well as some small ones inside the fridge/freezer, to absorb moisture/odors as well as leaving the vents cracked open (we have MaxxAir covers on them) to provide some air movement. Knock on wood, we've never had a moisture problem, but, then, we don't try to heat the MH while in winter storage.

I know other members here have used with success dehumidifiers like this one sold by RVupgrades to help with moisture containment. Possibly something to consider.
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coach is fine -- it is storage bay below kitchen area -- heater was sitting on tile floor in kitchen -- i checked coach each week -- did not check storage bays
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I had a similar problem where the outside storage compartments would get wet underneath the equipment or plastic boxres I had stored inside. I found some plastic tiles that were perforated at Home Depot and line the bottom of the compartments with the tiles, no more moisture. I believe the tiles allow air to circulate under the the boxes eliminating the moisture buildup.
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