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Old 09-21-2013, 11:03 PM   #21
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So you are elevating the mattress with these foam noodles? How many do you need to support the entire mattress?
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:51 AM   #22
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We've had the sheets on the bed get damp a couple of times, but only in rainy, cool weather on the coast like we encountered last year in Washington and Oregon and recently in Newfoundland. On the 5.0 it's the end of the mattress that touches the front wall of the trailer that gets damp. We found the fan on the A/C does a great job of blasting air up there and keeping everthing dry, or drying things out if we don't run it overnight. It's even more effective with the heat strip we added.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:01 AM   #23
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If you put some matting mentioned on post#9 in the front where it touches the exterior wall your problem should disappear. Just enough to allow air between the mattress and the wall, have you checked underneath, that part of the mattress is exposed to the cold exterior in the 5th model. In the trailers only the sides sweat, but I'm not sure of the dynamics in the 5th.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #24
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Another similar product that comes in a 6' X 6'-6" piece is DryMesh. It is a bit thinner than the product Jim mentioned - 1/2" compared to 3/4". I have no way to compare them, but the DryMesh works well for me.
Jon - did you cut that in strips and wrap it onto all 3 sides of the bed that contact the wall in the 15? We camp frequently in cooler weather and do get condensation there and also in the front where the dinette cushions contact the wall. We have the extra insulation package and I think that helps somewhat.
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The material I used is flexible enough that I just folded it up to cover the sides.
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The material I used is flexible enough that I just folded it up to cover the sides.
Was one sheet enough to do that? The bed in the 17 is 52x77 on ours I think.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:48 AM   #27
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Jon's sheet is 72x78 and the bed is 60x80 in 19' and 54x80 in the 21' so one sheet will be enough with some extra for one side.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:09 PM   #28
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If you put some matting mentioned on post#9 in the front where it touches the exterior wall your problem should disappear. Just enough to allow air between the mattress and the wall, have you checked underneath, that part of the mattress is exposed to the cold exterior in the 5th model. In the trailers only the sides sweat, but I'm not sure of the dynamics in the 5th.
I saw that post. Didn't have time to order it before this trip but will as soon as we're home.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #29
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I just ordered a sheet from Jon's site Order dryMesh and sleep well
$80 shipped, enough to do the new 21'- 60 more days......
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #30
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I just ordered a sheet from Jon's site Order dryMesh and sleep well
$80 shipped, enough to do the new 21'- 60 more days......
I got that too - thanks, Jon! - Was delivered to me within 2 weeks (to BC) and there is lots to protect the top (where the mattress meets the wall in the 5.0) and the sides. No cutting required.

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