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Old 09-03-2017, 06:49 AM   #1
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Preventing Mold

Hello all, during storage here in Florida I have a Dutch Star under a covered structure. I leave a few of the windows open for air circulation. About every 2 weeks I exercise most systems. What I have most is a problem with MOLD. First place I look is the steering wheel as it propagates there first any suggestions short of air conditioning full time. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:11 AM   #2
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Hang some damp rid you can get them from Walmart I use them in my coach they pull moisture out of the air I'm from Florida to so I understand Click image for larger version

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Old 09-03-2017, 09:49 AM   #3
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I have a dehumidifier with a pump that empties into my kitchen drain. I also had a slight mold problem, but not any longer.
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:15 AM   #4
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You can also check the local boating world / marinas. I am betting you will find a decent dehumidifier is your best answer.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:22 PM   #5
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I respect the fact that not everyone either chooses to or has opportunity to run a/c full-time. Mold is also reliant on heat however. Heat can cause a wide variety of issues for internal furnishings and contents. Whether a home or motorcoach in Florida, internal temperatures should be kept no higher than 80 degrees, and dehumidifiers are recommended.

Our coach, as do many owners also using covered storage facilities, keep the coach powered to allow for one of their roof-mounted a/c units to run. We leave our coach fully stocked, thus we use a setting of 78 degrees, which keeps temperatures down and dehumidifies the interior. We use the coach once every six weeks, so all onboard systems get used regularly. This practice over many years has never revealed any issues.
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Open windows, here in Florida are no a good thing during summer. You need to keep the Relative Humidity below 60% to prevent the mold from growing. Mold spores are just about everywhere but are pretty much inactive below 60% RH.
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Dollar store = Dehumidifiers that you throw away when full. Purchase 4-6 of them and put them throughout the coach.
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