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Old 12-18-2016, 02:19 PM   #15
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one could collect the condensate in some sort of device and recycle it. Its basically distilled water, right?
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Old 12-18-2016, 04:41 PM   #16
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Same issue here. Air movement works if humility to not too high. Am off this afternoon to buy a Haier 30 pint dehumidifier. Others have used these and the GE model to good effect.

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Newbee the last VTDP 3725, trying to keep my inside windshield dry
This is the best possible answer to inside humidity. If you have a Lowes, Home Depot, or Wal Mart Super Center near by they should have something like these in stock. We have used a Fridgidare 26-30 pint size for about 7-8 years, before they did a recall due to possible fires. We're now using a GE purchased at Wal Mart about 2 years ago and use it religiously to keep humidity below 60-70% inside the coach, per our gauge.
To the OP, how have you measured the inside humidity at 48%? I'd think that would be almost unbearably dry. It's amazing how fast these coaches seem to absorb moisture, both from inside sources and humidity outside.
We fought humidity for 20 years before taking the advice from fellow RVers on the Forum and bought a dehumidifier. Now would almost give up the furnace before a dehumidifier.
Good luck.
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Old 12-18-2016, 05:20 PM   #17
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Great feedback. We measured humidity using an Ambient Weather WS-10 Wireless Thermostat-Hygrometer. We also had excessive water on windshield over the past few days.

Some interesting results to a recommendation - I opened a window slightly and turned on the vent fan to lowest setting. The humidity dropped to 28% over the time it took the Bengals to yet again, loose their game.

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Old 12-18-2016, 05:37 PM   #18
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Get a dehumidifier, cook your main meal earlier and a light meal later, shower earlier, keep the ceiling vents cracked. Also move your mattress away from the wall in the morning so it dries out at the wall. Check the inside of your cabinet walls; closet walls. All these can help.
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Old 12-18-2016, 05:44 PM   #19
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Great feedback. We measured humidity using an Ambient Weather WS-10 Wireless Thermostat-Hygrometer. We also had excessive water on windshield over the past few days.

Some interesting results to a recommendation - I opened a window slightly and turned on the vent fan to lowest setting. The humidity dropped to 28% over the time it took the Bengals to yet again, loose their game.

Tom
Not a surprise. The outside air holds little moisture when it is cold. When you heat it up it will hold a lot more so folks like me in the S&B are getting out our humidifiers to put water back into the ambient air. RV's are just backwards. ;-)
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We are full-timing in Flagstaff (7000') this winter and are looking for a dehumidifier. Do the smaller ones work OK or is it worth getting a 30 pint model and dealing with their physical size?
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We are full-timing in Flagstaff (7000') this winter and are looking for a dehumidifier.
We were having humidity issues in Texas and when we arrived in Arizona we went into Home Depot for a dehumidifier. The salesperson just laughed and said "Here in Arizona we sell humidifiers, not dehumidifiers".

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We are full-timing in Flagstaff (7000') this winter and are looking for a dehumidifier. Do the smaller ones work OK or is it worth getting a 30 pint model and dealing with their physical size?
Not sure how small you mean, but the 30 pint ones do a great job of getting rid of moisture. It's surprising how much water they extract from the air in a week. And they make a terrific clothes dryer if you have a small portable clothes rack for delicate items either of you may not want to submit to the heat of a clothes dryer. We have the stackable washer/dryer in the coach and the wife uses this arrangement for many items.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:42 AM   #23
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Picked up the Haier 30 pint dehumidifier yesterday. Unit showed 30 percent relative humidity in coach. Ran it for 3 hours and not a drop of water in the bucket. Figured it was broke. Returned for a new one last night and... it shows 30 percent

Set requested level at 35 and it did not run all night. Windshield still has a little ice but not too bad. Temp went down to 5 degrees outside.

Not sure if I got 2 bad units in a row. Weather channel showed 58% humidity but that was measured outside and temp does effect this. Will keep using for a few days and see if things change.

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Unplug the coach and head south until the problem is resolved. Merry Christmas.
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I know this was not part of your question but if you have a DP you may want to add some additives to the fuel to break down any moisture that is being created because of the big swing in the temps. Keep the fuel tanks full
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We have been staying way too far north and have experienced wild temp changes. This morning we had a soaking wet windshield as well as entry door and bottom steps. The humidity outside is around 97% and around 48% inside. Outside temp is 26 degrees. Any recommendations?
To fix that problem. Raise the jacks and point the MH South. Then drive until you reach a area that the outside temps are above 50 +.

It is 81 outside where I am now(way far South). With the AC running I have no wet windshield or entry door.
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