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Old 01-30-2005, 06:56 AM   #1
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We, my husband and I live in our Alpha in California. The shower is located in the center of the trailer. At the nose is our bedroom with a slideout to the drivers side. My problem is that with all the rain and bath-shower moisture we are experiencing mold in front and under the front of the mattress. I have used bleach to clean up the mess, but is there something to eliminate the moisture? Now I have noticed that on the top ledge of the slideout, it is molding also. If anyone has any solutions or thoughts please feel free to help. Thanks
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Old 01-30-2005, 06:56 AM   #2
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We, my husband and I live in our Alpha in California. The shower is located in the center of the trailer. At the nose is our bedroom with a slideout to the drivers side. My problem is that with all the rain and bath-shower moisture we are experiencing mold in front and under the front of the mattress. I have used bleach to clean up the mess, but is there something to eliminate the moisture? Now I have noticed that on the top ledge of the slideout, it is molding also. If anyone has any solutions or thoughts please feel free to help. Thanks
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:26 AM   #3
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We always run the fantastic fan when we shower, it's in the bathroom and takes out all that humidity pronto!

You might consider a dehumidifyer.
As to removal, bleach is the answer.

Bear in mind that the under side of the mattress will get very cold as it hangs "in space" so depending on insulation you may be getting condensation. Consider a thin sheet of foam insulation under the mattress, as wide as the slide out or better, to act as additional insulation and a vapor barrier of sort.

We noticed the leading edge of the mattress gets wet or damp in 40 degree or worse weather. We just pulled it away from the front wall by an inch to let air circulate, no slide in our
bedroom. Thank God we never got mold.

Good Luck and let's see what other solutions are offered.
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I had a moisture problem in my first RV which was a 30' Toy Box.Now run a 32' KOTR. Purchased a dehumidifer from sears and moisture gone.I run this in storage and on the road and makes a huge difference.Mine has a percentage setting and I run this on 45%.On a damp day it will remove a half gallon of water which suprised me even living in south east Texas.The fantasitc fan as Bob said will also make a difference.You can find the dehumidifers at hardware stores to general goods stores with a wide range of priceing. Watch the capacity, or rig it to drain outside.One final word of note make sure the bucket is stationed correctly. I did not one time and ended with wet carpet.I am in my RV every other day. Now I have mine in a plastic half tub for added safety. Keep the dust on ya boot. BKF
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Thanks for your great suggestions. All the best to you.
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they also make cups with this stuff that looks like rock salt in them...i used them in my old rv closets and worked well
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