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Old 10-31-2012, 05:18 AM   #1
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Moisture Problems

I spent the last 2 days in the MH due to the hurricane with no Elec. in my home .My question is I had my gas heaters running the whole time and the aluminum Window frames were just dripping sweat, so much that is was runnung down the walls. This mainly happened in the bedroom area where the heat was turned a little lower.
Has anyone else had this problem ? Is the a way to stop the sweating ?

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Open a window slightly and also a vent. The condensation comes from breathing while you sleep. That was my main reason for getting dual pane windows in my last (current) RV.
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Open a window slightly and also a vent.
Good advice, not only for the moisture problem but also so you don't wake up dead......
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Any time you close up a small area and breath, cook and shower, you will get moisture building up. You need to keep one or two roof vents cracked open to let the warm moist air out. Also, any time you shower, open the vent and run the fan on low. Same for cooking...open an vent and run the fan.

I know this is counter to keeping warm, but you have to get rid of the moisture first.

The problem is the dew point (humidity level) of the air inside the RV is higher than the temperature of the windows and frames. The solution is to warm up the windos and frames or lower the moisture leve in the air.

With so much moisture, you will also get some moisture condensing within the walls and this is bad for the insulation and structure.

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Wouldn't running a dehumidifier help?
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Thanks for all the good advice
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Wouldn't running a dehumidifier help?
Yes, but it's most important to have a vent open.
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Thanks for all the good advice
Bob, I hope you and yours fared well through the storm.
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Bob, I hope you and yours fared well through the storm.
Thanks for asking, we made out good, I live about 1 mile inland from the coast, alot of wind about 90 mph , didn't have any flooding where i am but did have some trees down. We just got the elec. and TV back. Thank god for the MH we had all the luxuries of home. If you saw Long Beach Island on the news, we are 3 miles away.
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