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Old 10-21-2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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Being new to this, living in southern Ga. what is the best level of humidity to maintain the unit during storage and the best way to maintain it ?

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I've struggled with the same issue.

First, I went to Home Depot and rigged up my own 30amp RV plug in the garage so I could run the AC in the driveway with the trailer basically empty and ready to store so as to dry it out as much as possible.

Second, I always make sure the fridge is completely defrosted, warm and dry inside. Doesn't take long. And always wipe it out with towels to mop up any condensation.

Third, make sure all the drains are closed.

And last but not least, I have THREE buckets of Damp-Rid going from end to end inside. They are cheap in my Walmart's RV/boat section and last at least 2-3 months in the worst GA summer humidity.

Good luck!
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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I just bought one of the buckets of Damp Rid, but could not find how large an area they will do, we have a 25ft TT and the store only had one in stock so we are starting there. Whats the humidity level you shoot for ?

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Mine is about the same size. I have one big bucket on the floor in the middle, one small one in the back under the bathroom sink and one small one up front next to the bed.
Humidity % is always relative to temperature. So humidity % goes up as temp goes down. I say that because if were to tell you 55%, it wouldn't tell you anything really.

As dry as you can keep it, is best.

I also keep all the cupboards and cabinets where there's plumbing open to let air circulate.
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I live in South Florida, where the humidity is high. I keep my TT at home, so I can plug it in and run the A/C. I used to keep it on, and set to the highest temp, so it wouldn't run a lot, but enough to keep things dried out. I didn't like this plan much, so I bought a dehumidifier. It sits on the kitchen counter, in the middle of the TT, and drains into the sink. Since it's just water, I connected a hose to the sewer drain, and it waters some of my flowers every day. I run it for 12 hours after a trip, then plug it into a timer so it runs about an hour each day. Kind of overkill, but it works great!
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:20 AM   #6
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DampRid | DampRid Moisture Absorber Tub 298ml | Home Depot Canada

Here is a product that can be purchased in Walmart...it absorbs the humidity, I read about it on another forum, thanks to tedguard01 He uses them all the time!

I just read the reviews, some really good tips in there!!
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Move to the desert. In west Texas, we don't have any problems with humidity for RVs in storage.
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There are a lot of small dehumidifiers out there. Some made for RVs and boats. We lived on a boat 7 years in FL. I installed a small unit in one of my cabinets. Others would put one on there counter and let it drain in the sink.
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I have three roof vents that I leave open. They all have max air covers on them. The constant movement of air in the MH prevents moisture . I live in So. Fl. and never had an issue with moisture.
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