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Old 12-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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Condensation

We previously owned a Dutchman travel trailer with aluminum siding that when outside temperatures fell below 50 degrees and the furnace was running we had inside condensation particularly on the windows. Currently we own a Jayco fifth wheel Designer with fiberglass exterior which has a very little condensation problem under the same conditions.

We are planning on staying in a new Holiday Rambler motor home in southern Texas January . They can have low temperatures in the mid-upper 40's. My concern is if we may have a condensation problem.

My thought is the fifth wheel has better insulation qualities which help prevent moisture from collecting on the interior.

I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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We have found that if you open your blinds in the daytime to let the heat get to the windows and open the closets a little that it drys out any and all condensation.
Hope this helps.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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Inside the windshield will pick up a lot of condensation in cold weather, keeping the front drapes closed does help.
I usually keep these in my hanging closets, keeps moisture to a minimum.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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Buy a compact dehumidifier. Can be purchased for $40-60.
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Here in the uk our winters are cold and damp. I always keep top vents open a bit to reduce humidity .
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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Here in the uk our winters are cold and damp. I always keep top vents open a bit to reduce humidity .
We do the same thing . . . . have found opening just one vent, maybe only about 1/2 inch, helps reduce the condensation significantly. We open it just before retiring for the evening and usually close it in the morning.
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I have found that a electric heater helps to keep moisture down. I also would recommend cleaning them.(NOT being a jerk here) It's true, My buddy told me that 20 years ago and I make it a habit to keep them clean,(GRHS) the MH never has dirty windows neither does the 2 auto's but the S&B well. No enjoyment doing them!!!! How come if I might ask, you own a Jayco 5ver but are staying in a New Holiday Rambler Class A in Texas? Are you just trying out the Holiday Rambler?
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Here in the uk our winters are cold and damp. I always keep top vents open a bit to reduce humidity .
Hey Larryhuk;
How is it driving that big Ford over there on those narrow rds?
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Hey Larryhuk; How is it driving that big Ford over there on those narrow rds? Tim
Hiya Tim, no problem, my FW Siesta is only 94" wide but Our last RV was a FW Hurricane , still no problem.
We reckon if a fire engine, bus or dustcart gets through so can we . If needs we site up and explore in toad .
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