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Old 04-24-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
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Any suggestions on good/inexpensive humidifiers that work well in a camper? I have horrible allergies and in a small space its just not getting any better. Any suggestions would be great!! Thanks!
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Not sure about the "good" and "inexpensive" part... I find you get what you pay for and buying quality is often less expensive than buying twice. We live in a very dry climate and have 2 Venta ultrasonic humidifiers running 24/7 for over 5 years. They work great, pump about 8 gallons of water into our air per day. I bought ours at Ace Hardware. I think they were about $80 each.
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We lived in southwest Florida for ten years prior to full timing and became comfortable with the humidity, so now that we are in south California we had do something. We bought a Vornado Evap2 at Bed Bath and Beyond, I think $79. The unit has high, low and auto fan speed along with percentage of humidity settings.
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Are you sure it's a humidifier you want ? Is it possible you mean dehumidifier ?
Usually humid locations grow mold and mildew which makes allergies worse, and you want to decrease the moisture to prevent this.

My allergies do better in a less humid environment I.e drier air

I've actually heard of a allergy therapy which puts people in old salt mines, for a few hours. The salt absorbs the moisture in the air, making for a very dry environment.
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You may want to include a good electro-static air purifier as well to remove pollen in the air. It's made a big difference for us.
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Are you sure it's a humidifier you want ? Is it possible you mean dehumidifier ?
Usually humid locations grow mold and mildew which makes allergies worse, and you want to decrease the moisture to prevent this.

My allergies do better in a less humid environment I.e drier air

I've actually heard of a allergy therapy which puts people in old salt mines, for a few hours. The salt absorbs the moisture in the air, making for a very dry environment.



Well problem is when I get up in the morning I am so stuffed up I can't breathe. Any I am so dry. I also need something to help take the dander out of the air from the pets. So your right I don't know exactly what I need! Any and all help would be great!!
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2X, on the electro static air cleaner .
JMHO: Allergies and 3 pets ( they narrowed my allergies down to something I ate , drank or thought of & I had a black lab for 13 years ) your asking for trouble. Keep the furry kids OUT of the bedroom , if the cats sleep on the bed , that could be the worst of your problem. Just saying.
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2X, on the electro static air cleaner .
JMHO: Allergies and 3 pets ( they narrowed my allergies down to something I ate , drank or thought of & I had a black lab for 13 years ) your asking for trouble. Keep the furry kids OUT of the bedroom , if the cats sleep on the bed , that could be the worst of your problem. Just saying.


I've never had any problems with the animals. I think its the confined space along with my pollen allergies. If I could keep the cats out of the bedroom I sure would!
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I've never had any problems with the animals. I think its the confined space along with my pollen allergies. If I could keep the cats out of the bedroom I sure would!

Loved my lab , but in the 2 months after I had to put her down, both my allergies and my DW's asthma improved significantly . ( Not the worst day of my life, but easily in the top 5 ) So for the last 15 years we've been without, and it is a big adjustment, but health wise , somehow worth it.
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Loved my lab , but in the 2 months after I had to put her down, both my allergies and my DW's asthma improved significantly . ( Not the worst day of my life, but easily in the top 5 ) So for the last 15 years we've been without, and it is a big adjustment, but health wise , somehow worth it.



I just can't imagine life without my "kids". They are all I really have. But I do understand where you are coming from.
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Before you add a humidifier , I'd invest in a hygrometer, to check current humidity, as others have said , saturating the air can lead to mould & mildew problems.
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