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Old 09-28-2015, 12:51 AM   #31
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When we were coming home with new trailer found the same problem with condensation . Discovered to have Max fan running on low and opening kitchen window did the trick . Solved the condensation problem . Weather was cold and rain all the way home in Nov . We have foam and extra insulation , dual pane windows . We camp this way now all the time and never a problem . Running the max fan I think is very important . Pat
We have traveled in our trailer for a week now and last night we had some condensation around the mattress. In cooler weather, we had the fan running, the kitchen window open. We have extra insulation plus foam underneath. I would like to run the heater...hubby not so much.

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Old 09-28-2015, 01:29 AM   #32
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We have traveled in our trailer for a week now and last night we had some condensation around the mattress. In cooler weather, we had the fan running, the kitchen window open. We have extra insulation plus foam underneath. I would like to run the heater...hubby not so much.

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Hi . If it is cold we definitely run our heater too . Pat
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:52 AM   #33
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I run a small dehumidifier works great
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:28 AM   #34
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You need air to circulate around the bed. I had my mattress cut 2" smaller all around to allow air and installed marine bedding around sides and bottom. Have not had any issues. Also allow air to hit the window frames by keeping your blinds up some, eliminates the dripping, keep your fan on and window cracked.
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:33 AM   #35
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Keep furnace on at a lower temp and open the max fan vent a little.

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Old 09-28-2015, 11:57 PM   #36
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Thank you all! what a wonderful resource you are! Last night we rant the max fan some and had the kitchen window ajar. All went well! I'm going to look into the marine bedding, pulling up the blinds some, and if needed we'll get a dehumidifier...Glad to hear you run your heaters!

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Old 09-29-2015, 12:29 AM   #37
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Thank you all! what a wonderful resource you are! Last night we rant the max fan some and had the kitchen window ajar. All went well! I'm going to look into the marine bedding, pulling up the blinds some, and if needed we'll get a dehumidifier...Glad to hear you run your heaters!

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Glad it is working for you now . We know how you felt after Our first night What no one told us did we make a big mistake . Anyhow forgot to tell you about Eva-Dry . We have 2 , one at bed area ,and one at dinette . No mess or electricity . They last 10 years , you recharge them when the color tells you time to recharge . Gun safe owners etc. use them . We still haven't gotten the marine dry mesh and we have been fine . See you live in California like us doing all these other things you may be fine . Just got back from colder , and rain in Washington and we were ok . Temps at night dropped to 30-40 's .anyway you recharge by plugging in outlet . Very easy . Pat
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:07 AM   #38
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Thanks Pat! I've been camping here in the PNW the last couple of weeks with the lows around 35. The condensation in my 21's bed area has started to be a concern. I leave the MaxFan vent open but because of battery concerns (cloud cover all day on the solar and running the heater) have been reluctant to run the MaxFan fan. I've now ordered the dehumidifiers. I'll test them out on the my trip starting next week. Thanks again!
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:10 AM   #39
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Shoulder season camping in the Pacific NorthWET can be problematic because these trailers are so tight. Ya can't quit breathing so you have to keep air moving. I am thrilled with the dual-pane windows in Ten Forward.... compared to those blasted single panes in the Scamp.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:30 AM   #40
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Not only do the dual paned windows keep the trailer warmer, but they make such a difference in shutting out noise from traffic and generators! We tip our dinette cushions away from the wall overnight when we are sealed up tight in the cold and wet, despite running the furnace on low. We may have to try some of the suggested solutions for around the 21's mattress. We had similar condensation issues in our stick trailer.

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