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Old 11-29-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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Winter storage.

I currently have my TT stored on the side of my house for the winter. The TT also has a cover on it. I wanted to know if it would be a good idea to crack open a window or a vent for fresh air or would it be better to keep the camper windows an vents shut or does it not matter?
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My motorhome is stored outside as well and I don't cover it.
During the winter months and most of the time I leave my two roof vents cracked for air circulation. I do have the covers over my vents that allow for this and no water can enter.
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If you can w/o water/snow getting in, I'd leave at least one cracked.
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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If you can w/o water/snow getting in, I'd leave at least one cracked.
Thanks! What about some type of dehumidifier like damp rid?
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:18 PM   #6
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Cant hurt.. you should invest in a Hygrometer and keep an eye on the humidity to know for sure if you need it.

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We've always cracked the vent covers (we have MaxxAir covers over the vents) during winter. I also put crumpled newspapers in the fridge & have 2 tubs of charcoal (1 in bedroom & 1 on the floor in the kitchen/living room) briquettes to absorb moisture. In 10 winters, never had an issue with dampness.

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We take old 35mm camera film plastic containers, punch a few holes in them and place a few mothballs in each. We place them in about 6-7 locations in the trailer to keep the mice out....We also don't cover our trailer...

Lori, I wish I had the RV enclosure you & Dave built. From your pictures of your RV port I couldn't tell if it was Dave putting it up.
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...Lori, I wish I had the RV enclosure you & Dave built. From your pictures of your RV port I couldn't tell if it was Dave putting it up.
It's really nice. We shoulda done it years ago. No it wasn't him. A 3-man crew (1 older, 2 younger) brought the whole thing on a truck from NC. They arrived at 11AM & were finished by 4PM. They didn't stop for lunch or breaks, except for water, & they used no instructions or diagrams. When they were done, they cleaned up, hopped in the truck & headed back to NC.

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Another thought on keeping mice out.

Get some peppermint oil/extract.

http://fourgreensteps.com/marketplac...-Oil-mice.html


Put a few drops on a cotton ball. Place the cotton balls everywhere you think a mouse might be able to get in or do damage. They don't like the smell of peppermint oil.

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We have always heard that it is a good idea to keep some air circulating throughout to keep the dampness down in the RV. Ours is parked in our garage so we have never experienced this.
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As ambient air changes temperature and humidity, so will the humidity in RV inside air if you have an opening. To keep inside humidity in check we use D A M P R I D - The Original Non-Electric Moisture Absorber when our RV is not in use.
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I have a question about leaving the windows open since that is almost impossible for me. Any ways why would you have to worry about moisture since I don't live in it. Plus usually there is not as much in the air during the winter? Any one give details on this since Im new to the RV world?
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Even completely closed up a stored RV can/will accumulate moisture inside. As outside temperature rises it also absorbs more moisture-if it is available. This transfers to the RV inside air during normal air movement, especially when you leave an opening. Then, when the temperature falls, this moisture/humidity condenses somewhat and is absorbed by stuffed furniture, carpet, rugs, etc. This process can/will continue throughout storage if you have nothing in place to intercept it, like Damp-rid, de-humidifier, etc. This slowly leads to a musty smell in the RV in high-humidity areas.
Of course this is only my opinion and viewpoint.
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