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Old 01-31-2014, 06:06 AM   #1
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Sweating In Motorhome

I have a 2008 Daybreak with 2 slides which has a bad sweating problem in the bedroom closets on the outside wall and also behind the mattress in the same bedroom. We have to dry it every morning with fans. Is there something we can do to prevent that from happening other than running fans at all times.

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Everything you do in an RV creates moisture. If not vented , you'll get this " sweating " effect. The use of roof vented ceiling fans and leaving a roof vent opened a little when using heat or cooking really helps. It's especially important when showering. The moisture needs a place to go.
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I agree with the roof vent's being opened slightly. I am also a fan of small dehumidifier's use in these situations. Good luck. There are also dehumidifier products you can put in your closets. Sorry, can't recalled the names. Senior moment!
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We had a similar problem in our TT and it was a PITA. Didn't happen when we ran the AC though. Our new coach came with a Fan-Tastic fan and we really like it. You can set it and comes on/off automatically. Only problem is that you have to leave the vent open on the roof. This spring I'm going to install a shroud over it so it can be left on without worrying about water dripping in.
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We had a similar problem in our TT and it was a PITA. Didn't happen when we ran the AC though. Our new coach came with a Fan-Tastic fan and we really like it. You can set it and comes on/off automatically. Only problem is that you have to leave the vent open on the roof. This spring I'm going to install a shroud over it so it can be left on without worrying about water dripping in.


I know they are more expensive but look into the fantastic fan shroud, I had the others and couldn't open the vent very far till I got the fantastic cover which tells me the others restrict air flow.
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The dehumidification product one of the previous posters referred to is called "Damp Rid". It is available in scented hanging bags that are discarded when full and is also available in 1 gallon plastic buckets for general area placement. They work well on keeping things dry, but as other have stated, ventilation is more the key. Whenever the shower is in use, a vent fan closest to the shower should be operating to remove the steam. That also holds true for cooking or boiling water. Use the vent hood if so equipped and vent fan when cooking. Taking those precautions plus the use of the Damp Rid should solve or very significantly reduce or eliminate your sweating issues.
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[/COLOR]I know they are more expensive but look into the fantastic fan shroud, I had the others and couldn't open the vent very far till I got the fantastic cover which tells me the others restrict air flow.
Good to know, thanks.
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Leave the bedroom closet doors OPEN so you can get some air circulation in the closet will help too. I'm betting that the closet and headboard outside walls face north/west so they're not getting any sun heat and the wind is blowing on them causing the wals to be even colder causing more condensation.
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We have spent a couple of summers in Juneau, Alaska which is in a temperate rainforest. Very humid. We went to Home Depot and bought a dehumidifier as the dampness inside the rig was very wet. I don't think the Damp Rid product could have kept up with what we had.

Now when we know we're going to a humid area on our travels, we take the dehumidifier along.
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What make and model are you using and are you happy with it's performance? Thanks in advance.
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