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Old 12-19-2010, 08:33 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by bdpreece View Post
The crystals work great but don't put the container on any metal. I put one in a stainless steel sink in a boat one time and it caused a rust ring I never could get out.
I agree with the foregoing, from BdPreece. I have used DriZair for several years when I stored the boat, travel trailer, and now the motorhome, and have had no indication of moisture problems. For the motorhome I have been using two canisters, one up front and one in the back. This year I am using three... because I have them. I put each canister in a plastic dish pan or bucket to avoid any spilling that will corrode any metal as BdPreece stated.


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Old 12-19-2010, 11:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ray,IN View Post
We use D A M P R I D - The Original Non-Electric Moisture Absorber
, have for years, always with good results. Before I built our RV garage I used a cheap farm tarp to cover the RV when unused. I added extra grommets (doubled the existing) and used elastic cords to keep the tarp taut. Each tarp would last about 4 years before sun-rot ruined it. I never once found a rub spot or chaffing from the tarp or cords. The air conditioner holds the tarp away from the roof enough to allow air circulation. If I remember correctly, the tarp, elastic cords, and extra plastic grommets cost me about $80.
X2 Ray...........I bought a 40' double layer Tarp from CW about 5 years ago, still in good condition. I use it exactly as you described, and with front/rear a/c's plus two vents, solar panel and the rear ladder, there is plenty of ventilation to keep the roof dry all winter long. I would not change a thing, it works great for our climate, and yes we also get snow. Everyone have a Merry Christmas, and if you travel, be safe going down the yellow brick road. Good luck,
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The moisture accumulated from the DriZair crystalls is highly corrosive. Typically you have to check them once during the winter and pour off what has accumulated. It's been my experience that they will overflow if left full season causing damage. For this reasosn I use 1 gallon ice cream pails to put them in. They are easier to carry and less chance of spilling when handling. I use this method for both our RV and boat.
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I bought a 30ft x60ft tarp from northern tools for $100. Just use it when at the house when the leaves start to fall or the pollen in the spring.

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