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Old 01-24-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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Inside winter storage and venting

We have our coach stored inside a storage garage unit that is cold storage for the winter. what I'm curious about is if anyone in a similar situation here in the north east opens a vent or one of the windows partially inside the coach to neutralize the air pressure and humidity levels.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:43 AM   #2
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We have our coach stored inside a storage garage unit that is cold storage for the winter. what I'm curious about is if anyone in a similar situation here in the north east opens a vent or one of the windows partially inside the coach to neutralize the air pressure and humidity levels.
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I leave a roof vent open and a window cracked open.
However, because my coach is stored outside the roof vent is protected with an vent cover:


And the open window by a louvered window vent:


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Old 01-24-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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We have a storage building where we store old cars, tractors, and our motorhome. One thing is that in cold storage most folks do not want a cement floor. It condenses moisture from the air which then collects on frames. We have a floor of crushed stone.

Our motorhome is closed up tight inside the building. The building has exhaust vents that let wet or dry air flow through, but I try to keep the inside of the coach dry. If it does get wet inside I run the furnace for a while and dry it out.

I have seen coaches that had too much moisture trapped inside and the cabinets swelled up and joints broke. Try to keep it dry.
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Get some damp rid buckets. They do a really good job of absorbing moisture. They are very expensive. I used to use them in my boat.


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Our shed is cold storage with gravel floor. Unfortunately it rained a lot on the gravel before we got the shed closed in. At the moment the shed is quite moist but drying out.

We keep the coach closed tightly to avoid the outside moisture getting in. The shed is well ventilated and during the summer the doors are opened each day to vent the moisture coming out of the gravel.
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