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Old 02-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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for when you let the MH sit idle

just wondering how many of you use a dehumidifier in your coach, when you are not on the road and what brand, size for a 40' er . there are so many options now that it is hard to decide , without input from those that have them.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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We don't use one here in E TX ...depends on where you are and storage conditions. In AZ, you need a humidifier in storage!
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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We use one in our 35' 6" Allegro Open Road. Our coach is stored next to the house so we can empty the dehumidifier every couple of days. We could hook up a hose and run it outside.

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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Have not used one here in Virginia...Keep it at my house...so I go in it every few days and also leave it on shoretie most of the time...
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:47 PM   #5
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I use Dri-Kem that I buy at Costco in a package of 4. These hang from the cabinet knobs and have worked well (using 2 -one in front and one in bedroom for 3 years. I just replace them every month or so as needed. That way I don't have to worry about finding a way to get a drain line out of the coach for the water. I live in the middle of Alabama, lots of humidity, and my 40' coach sits for 4 months straight as I live through tax season (I am an accountant). Simple, no worry solution.
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A dehumidifier will not work in cold weather.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:59 PM   #7
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Plus, if you're using a dehumidifier it requires checking on. If the unit is going to be at a storage lot, you might want to think about that.

I'm with Melmoses. That's what I always used in my sailboats, and seems logical to use it now. And I'm in the humidity state - Florida.
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I would use a house model "LG" brand in the colder months (Oct-Mar) to help with exercising the generator in my Hurricane, but almost never collected anything here in the DC Metropolitan area. I would run the ACs in the summer, and my new Vista has heat pumps, so I no longer run the dehumidifier since it wasn't collecting anything anyway.
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In Louisiana we draw quite a lot of moisture out of the air with a dehumidifier. The use of a dehumidifier keeps mold away and everything fresher. A dank interior is damaging.

I park at home, so a 120 volt compressor-driven household model works very well most of the year. When the air gets below about 65F, as it does in the wintertime, I have a couple of noncompressor air dryers. They are simple electric heating devices which use about 75 watts each and work to dry the air and keep it circulating by convection.
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I use Dri-Kem that I buy at Costco in a package of 4. These hang from the cabinet knobs and have worked well (using 2 -one in front and one in bedroom for 3 years. I just replace them every month or so as needed. That way I don't have to worry about finding a way to get a drain line out of the coach for the water. I live in the middle of Alabama, lots of humidity, and my 40' coach sits for 4 months straight as I live through tax season (I am an accountant). Simple, no worry solution.
I couddn't find anything called Dri-Kem except for holding tank deoderant.
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if thse are like the silica beads or whatever there called you can put them in the oven at 250 anddry them out and reuse them..as i have some in my gun safe and the have an indicator on the bottom that turns pink or blue cant remember but i just heat e'm and good to go again...you can these bags alot of places...

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I use Dri-Kem that I buy at Costco in a package of 4. These hang from the cabinet knobs and have worked well (using 2 -one in front and one in bedroom for 3 years. I just replace them every month or so as needed. That way I don't have to worry about finding a way to get a drain line out of the coach for the water. I live in the middle of Alabama, lots of humidity, and my 40' coach sits for 4 months straight as I live through tax season (I am an accountant). Simple, no worry solution.
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