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Old 03-23-2006, 05:52 AM   #1
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We have a 04 Chateau, it has one small outside compartment that is perfect fit for a toolbox.
problem is it seems to develops it's own weather and that's monsoon season. Condensation forms rapidly tools rust what a mess. Tried desicant but it's not man enough to dry out compartment, and I want to store tools not desicant. Question? H ow about drilling several 1/4" holes to allow an air flow or any other ideas would be appreciated.Thanks in advance...
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We have a 04 Chateau, it has one small outside compartment that is perfect fit for a toolbox.
problem is it seems to develops it's own weather and that's monsoon season. Condensation forms rapidly tools rust what a mess. Tried desicant but it's not man enough to dry out compartment, and I want to store tools not desicant. Question? H ow about drilling several 1/4" holes to allow an air flow or any other ideas would be appreciated.Thanks in advance...
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:29 AM   #3
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Swannee, a belated welcome to IRV2
If you can drill high enough in compartment so no water or road spray can get in it may work. Are your compartments coated with a rubberized paint on outside that may help the condensation, you maybe picking up heat from exhaust sys or sun bakeing on door, causeing condensation also in a cool morning. Just some thoughts. "007"
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hey a familiar name
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miss florida bad, as for the condensation. in our compartments i installed small 12vdc cooling fans, lik e the ones used on computers and inverters to keep air moving. It stopped 99% of the build up
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:48 AM   #5
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Glad for a reply. Have'nt looked for the rubberized paint,I will. The sun baking is the most logical cause for temperature change, that side of the coach does get the PM blast of heat,BUT none of the other compartments wet them selves like this one. This is the smallest compartment on the coach which may also part of the mystery.
To resolve this issue I'll see about coating outside with coating, maybe drill some .250" holes. Powerboatr, says he uses small fans this will definatly work also but i'll do coating and holes first and fans next.
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Mike if the rubber seal around door is tight you maybe get air inside just cut a small opening where seal butts one another before drilling holes. "007"
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