<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FrontRangeRVer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wagonmaster2:
Moisture not as bad but where the bathroom wall meets the ceiling just back of the shower stall is still wet after the showers.
Condensation from the uninsulated extruded aluminum wall to roof connection....runs the full length of both sides of your motorhome.
Maybe I am more proactive about these things as I live in Florida however I do not have a condensation problem that runs the whole length of both sides of the motorhome, even when traveling in sub-freezing temperatures.
Yes if and only if I did not follow common sense about things I could manufacture a problem however the manual on my Winnebago was very explicit on the "EFFECTS OF PROLONGED OCCUPANCY" and "HUMIDITY AND CONDENSATION" spelling out what had to be done to deal with humidity and prevent a problem. If you do as the manual directs then you will not have a problem. It covers things such as ventilation, not running the hot water for long periods of time, not letting pots boil longer then needed, showering, not allowing items to hang dry in the coach and not tracking in snow on your shoes/boots. This section has been in all the motorhome manuals that I have looked at from my 95 Vectra to my current coach and the many others that I considered in-between.
These turn out to be the same guidelines I follow in my stick house so they are no big deal to me. Remember that you are generating close to the same amount of moisture that you would be when at home but instead of in a 1,200 to 2,000+ sqr ft area you have it more concentrated in only a 300+/- sqr ft space.
In a stick house many have automated vents in the bathroom and kitchen to help prevent these problems and full time ventilation of attic and basement crawl spaces so we do not have to think about them however in an RV we most times have to provide/activate these things manually.
You also have no overlap between sidewall and roof insualtion in most stick houses with the roof insulation ending at the wall plate and not extending over it so most stick homes and Winnebagos are the same as far as the extent of the insulation goes, there is no difference.
Bottom line is that we all need to be more proactive about reading and following the instructions in our owners/operators manuals to prevent/deal with these things and keep the warranty in force.