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Old 10-09-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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Mold and mildew

I have a 1996 Dynasty with a mold and mildew problem. I live in the Jacksonville Fl area which is hot and humid 8 months out of the year. I park my rv under a large shed in my back yard. Even with the roof vents and windows cracked opened I still get mold and mildew growing. Any suggestions on how to prevent this problem?

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Old 10-09-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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I keep this running in the summer:

Amazon.com - Eva-dry Electric Petite Dehumidifier Edv-1100, White -

You might need a couple of them as well as a small fan/s to keep the air moving. If you do get dehumidifiers, you'd probably want to shut your windows.

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Old 10-09-2015, 11:37 PM   #3
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Went to my health store for some tea tree oil to mix up in a spray bottle, natural type remedy. But they had a mixture of several oils together for about $30
Then I met a friend's friend who does industrial cleanup, crime scenes and such, also mold in shopping malls. They have some consumer kits at justfogit.com
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Old 10-10-2015, 02:36 PM   #4
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It will be very difficult to keep the humidity/ musty smell out of your RV in Florida if it is not connected to electric so that you can keep the A/C on.
Lived there for 15 years and it is a battle you will never win no matter how many different "cures" you can purchase.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:10 AM   #5
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I live in Montgomery, AL and we have the high humidity problem too. I keep the ac going, set to 85, and I have the hanging Damp Rid bags placed around inside. I don't leave any windows or vents open. Those Damp Rid bags will fill up in a few weeks and I just change them out. Buy in bulk at Costco! This has worked for the past 5 years for me.

I thought about a dehumidifier but was concerned about the need to have a drain. My concern was that if I drained it to the gray tank that it might overflow before I remembered to open the valve and drain the tank. Then I thought about a drain to the outside through a slide-out seal but nixed that because of the potential for ruining the seal.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:31 AM   #6
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I set my dehumidifier on the dining table, open a window and run the drain tube out the window. Been doing it this way for maybe 5 years with no problem. Home Depot has a product specifically designed to kill mold spores, which unless you kill them mold will return over and over again.if I lived in a high humidity region I would probably run two of the biggest dehumidifiers I could get.

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