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Old 12-06-2009, 09:05 AM   #15
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FWIW: We used two Dri-Zs in our Sunlines for almost 20 yrs. We barely used one bag of the chemical over the winter (northern VA).
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:19 PM   #16
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FWIW: We used two Dri-Zs in our Sunlines for almost 20 yrs. We barely used one bag of the chemical over the winter (northern VA).
The difference here is location. OP lives in OR. The west side of the Cascades has twice the rainfall of NOVA. Plus little sunshine.

I never saw a banana slug on the east coast. Plenty in Pacific NW, due to the humidity.

Which is why we hit the road when we retired.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:59 AM   #17
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Bruce come to SC, you'll see slugs. My Pace Arrow has double pane windows which work great, but not the windshield. I was also thinking of using something while the unit is in storage, I live on a large lake and it is very humid, we don't camp that much in the winter. I guess the dry-z-air maybe the way to go. The windshield is the only problem I have noticed when we are camping. Any other suggestions?
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:49 AM   #18
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Bruce come to SC, you'll see slugs. My Pace Arrow has double pane windows which work great, but not the windshield. I was also thinking of using something while the unit is in storage, I live on a large lake and it is very humid, we don't camp that much in the winter. I guess the dry-z-air maybe the way to go. The windshield is the only problem I have noticed when we are camping. Any other suggestions?
Nothin that doesn't require electricity.

The dry-z-air containers will fill up quickly and then you have nothin'. Ventilation can make a difference, but then you lose heat in the MH. I wouldn't leave any non-electric heat source unattended.

Cover the windshield for insulation. Or face it towards the sun for some solar gain and defrostonization .

BTW - a banana slug is as big as Arnold Schwarzenegger's index finger. It would kick the posterior of a SC slug, if it had one.
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Off-Topic ..but....

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BTW - a banana slug is as big as Arnold Schwarzenegger's index finger. It would kick the posterior of a SC slug, if it had one.
Bruce....I think you are wrong about the size of a Banana Slug... I know Arnold is a big man but...The slugs I saw in Florence, Oregon were about 8" long - and they are some of the ugliest slugs I have seen! (but I think you were right about it kicking the SC slug's derrière)



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Bruce....I think you are wrong about the size of a Banana Slug... I know Arnold is a big man but...The slugs I saw in Florence, Oregon were about 8" long - and they are some of the ugliest slugs I have seen! (but I think you were right about it kicking the SC slug's derrière)
And you DON'T want to step on one. You'll never get it off your shoe. And the slime will pick up everything you step on after that making for a 4" sole on your shoe!!!!!!
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Mandy looks like you have one of them slugs following you around the forum......
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You are correct, our slugs are not that big. Thank goodness!
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Funny about banana slugs tho. You always see them with pine needles sticking up from the rear end. They glide along the ground and the needles stick to the ooze out the end. Looks like a green antenna. Or camouflage.
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We're wintering in Iowa. Have clear bubble wrap on all the windows, have added R40 to the belly, covered by 4x8 sheets of 1" styrofoam. Floors are now warmer, coach is warmer, humididty is out of site. Does anybody wintering in severe conditions run a dehumidifier non stop to control moisture, especially in the bed slide out at the bottom seams where there is no insulation? We keep the closet doors open to circulate some air but evidently its not sufficient. Would appreciate some solutions. Its a bit cold (0 degrees) to be opening the roof vents, especially with snow on the roof.
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