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Old 09-15-2021, 03:59 PM   #1
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Basement Humidity

Hello - anyone out there from the hot and humid South ever see the need to add a dehumidifier in the basement? I always kept my coach in the garage previously, but recently became a full-timer and down in central Florida. I'm wondering if I need to be concerned with humidity build-up in the basement leading to odors / mold? We have all of our off-season clothes and other stuff in containers down there and I don't want to run into a problem when I pull them out in a few months.

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I have never put a humidity gauge in my basement, but with the Oasis and Magnum down there I am thinking it stays pretty low. My basement is always warm and dry......now I am going to have to check that out. Buy a inexpensive battery operated temp/humidity display at Walmart and put it in the center of the basement.....
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Good point on the heat loads adding a drying factor. I'll pick up a humidity monitor and see how it tracks before going to any extremes like taking up precious cargo space with more stuff that I don't need.
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We winter in the same part of Florida as you. Have not had a problem. Between the hot water heater and occasional use of the Oasis burner during cold snaps keep it dry and warm down there. -Paul
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Good point on the heat loads adding a drying factor. I'll pick up a humidity monitor and see how it tracks before going to any extremes like taking up precious cargo space with more stuff that I don't need.

I would be interested in what your readings are. I always assumed it was fine, but knowing for sure would be great.
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My concern has always been more about the heat in the basement. On a hot summer day, it can get well over 100 degrees. I run an indoor/outdoor thermometer in my coach, with a unit in the bays.

On my last coach, I installed a 110 volt, inline bathroom fan, that ran through the floor in an an unused area. On hot trips, I would run it to draw some cool air into the bays. There is more and more electronic equipment being added and moved to the bays, by Newmar. The heat has got to be hard on the equipment.
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