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#16 Meadowlark

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 04:30 PM

The damprid buckets work well, but again...in my climate (WA State) they 'melt' into water in about a day and a half. So, as I've said before, I use an electric dehumidifier as well as a heater and so far...cross fingers! the combination works very well. But then, I have 30A power to the camper all the time. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have power.


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These are the voyages of the small ship, "Grus Egg".

2011 17" Spirit Deluxe, "Grus Egg"

 

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#17 Jerrybob

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:06 PM

We also live in the Pacifc Northwest......lots of rain.  I use a Davis Boat dehumidifier in winter when my trailer is not in use.  It stays plugged in on the floor....it is cheap to run......no emptying water.......works great. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...at dehumidifier


Edited by Jerrybob, 31 December 2016 - 11:31 AM.


#18 Euphoria

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:02 AM

I also use a similar device, but it has no fan. Just operates on natural heated air convection. Mine is probably more than 25 years old. I kept it when I sold my boat, and it works great at keeping the trailer dry in the winter. On really super cold days, (like the ones predicted starting this coming Monday,) I will supplement the electric dehumidifier with my electric cube heater on low setting, and I open all the interior cabinets for air to circulate through everything.


Edited by Euphoria, 30 December 2016 - 07:04 AM.

"If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

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#19 Sarge

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:36 PM

Not a bad item to have.  https://www.walmart....7&wl13=&veh=sem



#20 Rojo

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:35 AM

I realize this is an old topic but I have noticed condensation forms overnight on the windows (the windows "fog" up) when it is cold outside and we have it closed up.  I can alleviate it somewhat by leaving the roof vent open but that kinda defeats the purpose when you are trying to keep it warm.  There has never been enough to warrant a drain hole, just a paper towel or two.



#21 clairemr1

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 10:05 AM

that's pretty normal, rojo, if you don't crack a window. i don't worry about it, just wipe it off with towel in the morning. however, it's not a good idea to keep the trailer closed up for prolonged storage times. mold can grow in those conditions................


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