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Old 08-18-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Humid compartment

On my 2005 Winnebago sightseer the compartment behind the passenger front wheel get quite hot and humid. It is the compartment that has the solenoid box and is above the propane tank.

There is no evidence of water getting in.

Can anyone relate to this???

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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Hello
Can you put a meter in to check the actual level of temp and humidity.
Have you tried a chemical de-humidifier in the compartment?
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Check the door seal and the latch by pushing on the door. The latch lever might have worked loose and needs to be adjusted to pull door tighter against the seal. Also, check that the seals around wiring into the solenoid box aren't allowing water infiltration. Cleaning the door seal surface and then rubbing a contrasting colored chalk will show where the rubber fails to contact the door surface.
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Hot is no mystery - isn't the engine exhaust manifold right behind it? But the moisture is suspicious. Dash a/c condensation leak? Dash heater hose leak?
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Thanks...that makes some sense. How do I check the Dash air condensation?
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Thanks, I will check that
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I was thinking condensation leaking into the compartment, but you say there is no sign of water inside? Humidity has to be coming from somewhere!
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It may be soaked over time and emitting moisture, so when you find the culprit put a fan in there for a time and dry it out really well. Otherwise the built up moisture residing in there will continue to fester. Drying it out as fast and as complete as possible will prevent further harm if there has been any.
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Humid compartment

Thanks for everyone's help. It is good and dry now so I will OT up anything in there and keep an eye on it.

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Tuck a tissue or two around possible sources of water. Perhaps where the wires enter the compartment to the solenoid box, a compartment light, etc. If the tissue gets wet, you might catch them wet, if not, they will still change texture and indicate where the water is intruding.
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