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Old 10-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Could somebody please tel me the best way to keep my trailer air dehumidified. I live in Abbotsford Southern b c .
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Do you want to add moisture (Humidify) or remove moisture (dehumidify)? Lots of difference here.

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I put a regular dehumidifier in my trailer. It takes up room and electricity but the only other alternative I know is to let fresh air in. When its really cold outside, this can be a problem.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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We use Damp Rid,, a bag you hang anywhere inside. It does a decent job, while the mh is closed up for extended periods..
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Desert Storage

I had been living in my Bounder since I bought it. Last August I moved into a nice mobile home I inherited from my deceased mother. Now the Bounder is in storage at the park's gated yard.

It is very dry here in the Mojave Desert, so I placed 3 pots of water around inside, to keep the wood from drying out.

I refilled them every 3 weeks, as they would be 1/2 or more down.

But now winter is coming, and it gets down to the 20's. I guess I better leave them in place, as freezing won't hurt them, or cause a problem. It stays pretty dry here, even in the winter.

Anyone ?????
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There are basically two ways to de-humidify..

Damp-Rid and it' s ilk, which by the way you can re-charge (Read package directions)

Or an appliance (De-humidifier)

If you go the Apliance route, They have an option to hook up a garden hose to a drain, USE IT and route the drain line out to the ground, Though some places complain if they see a line draining onto the ground IT is legal to drain the de-humidifer that way (The one on the roof and the one in your car both drain that way, you call those air conditioners by the way)

If you want to humidify, there are dozens of options out there for that.
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Could somebody please tel me the best way to keep my trailer air dehumidified. I live in Abbotsford Southern b c .
I think there's some confusion because the title of the thread is "Humidifier" but you are asking about dehumidifying. Also, are you storing the RV or are you using it? If you are inside the RV and cooking, taking showers, etc., it is always best to open a roof vent slightly so that the humid air can escape. Many people choose to use a dehumidifier as well.
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We don't live too far from you. We are in Mount Vernon, WA. We found a product that works like the damp rid or similar products, but without the mess. It is called H2out. It basically is a metal cylinder with holes and is filled with the crystals. When the crystals change color from blue to pink, you put the cylinder in the oven for two hours and it is ready to use again.

We found that one of the larger cylinders worked well for our truck camper. It lasted for a couple of months.

In our new (to us) Class A we use two of the electric dehumidifiers and check them every two weeks at the most.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #9
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Could somebody please tel me the best way to keep my trailer air dehumidified. I live in Abbotsford Southern b c .
I am sorry for the miss wording I don't know how
humidifier got there. It's dehumidifier .
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I think Lowes has a very compact dehumidifier. I use one when we camp on the cal north coast
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When the crystals change color from blue to pink, you put the cylinder in the oven for two hours and it is ready to use again.
Doesn't that just evaporate the water from the crystals, putting it right back into the interior you just DE-humidified? Seems like that defeats the purpose. Of course, if you did the baking in a friend's oven, and then brought the newly dry crystals back to your place, then you are ahead of the game.
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That would be true if your oven isn't vented. However, even the oven in our 1990 vintage camper is vented.
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