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Old 12-21-2015, 02:01 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by 1bigmess View Post
The combination of very cold outside and the humidity you are making inside is what is causing your condensation problem. You probably never open your camper to the outside air, which below freezing, even if it's snowing, would be fairly dry.

If you essentially refuse to open some vents for air exchange while cooking, cleaning, etc., then the dehumidifier is your only good choice. Those little buckets with chemicals couldn't keep up with the humidity I would make from cooking, showering, etc., so I would have to open two windows or vents and turn the furnace up.

Your summers are probably humid, too. Running the air conditioner (if you have one) removes humidity, and so will the dehumidifier.

I'm guessing you are on shore power, at least hoping you are, as running a gennie almost 24/7 isn't something I would look forward to.

I hope things dry out for you before the camper occupants mold.

We stay on top of moisture, by cracking a window, and running our fan a couple times a day. Now with a dehumidifier, things are improved.

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Old 12-21-2015, 02:39 PM   #16
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I'm lucky, I'm in the California desert right now. It's overcast, breezy, and 52 degrees outside right now, with about 50% humidity. Inside the trailer, it's 66 degrees and 40% humidity inside, and I have the roof vent and a small window wide open.

That does make it so much easier to help move moisture outside, certainly easier than interior BC right now.

I hope you'll let us know how that dehumidifier works after a few weeks.

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