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Old 01-05-2014, 12:52 PM   #11
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We have used one of those "stor dry" units and have for over 10 years.
When it's REALLY cold we sometimes put a small cube heater in on low and check it frequently.
Mind you we live her eon the "wet" coast...so we certainly can not compare to you in te middle of the country and the absolute frigid weather back east..
Just all our cupboards open/propped up cushions/fridge and freezer propped open. So far so good....

We used those units that you have to empty the first year we had our Boler and I didn't like them that much..
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #12
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So is the purpose of a heater to keep it dry?
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:23 PM   #13
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Yes, typically heat means dryness and cool means dampness. Gun lockers use golden rods, a thin tube that heats up the interior to keep guns from corroding, same principle on the above dehumidifier heat products.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:32 PM   #14
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Thanks, tried the moisture removing crystals but it turns to a block of ice soon as it gets damp and the temp drops.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:39 PM   #15
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Condensation occurs when the temp drops to the dew point. Dew points during the winter here in New England are usually very low. It doesn't take much heat to keep the temperature in the trailer high enough to prevent condensation. That's why those 70 or 140 watt "Dryr" heaters promise to prevent condensation.

Keeping the temperature in the trailer above the dew point is probably the best way to prevent condensation during storage.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:41 PM   #16
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So is the purpose of a heater to keep it dry?
A heater doesn't remove any moisture at all; however, warm air can hold more water, so keeping the air adjacent to surfaces a little warmer means it holds a little more water so less water condenses out on those surfaces (like dew). A warmer trailer has less damp surfaces.

Edit: Tim posted while I was composing. I completely agree with his excellent explanation.
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I know this is somewhat off topic but interesting none the less www.trackngo.com
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