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Old 10-08-2017, 11:37 AM   #1
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5.0TA Escape hatch moisture

Woke up the other day and found frost out side. The heat kicked on during the night and we comfortable. There was no condensation inside any where except on the aluminum trim around the hatch over the bed. We basically had the trailer closed up except the bathroom vent. Anyone else experience this?

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Old 10-08-2017, 11:41 AM   #2
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Hi Cliff

Yes we’ve had the same thing happen if we forget to open the maxxfan. We usually leave the bathroom vent open, put a clothes peg on the range hood flap outside to keep it open, have the maxxfan open and the furnace on. If we remember to do all this we have little if any condensation form.


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Old 10-08-2017, 11:54 AM   #3
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Usually leave Max Fan open, but it was getting pretty cold and figured heat would go on. Wasn't sure how much propane we'd use so closed up everything except the bathroom vent. After camping for a week using the grill quite a bit and cooking inside a lot as well as the heat kicking on 2 nights with fridge running 24/7 we still haven't used a tank of propane. Guess we'll leave the Max vent open next time.
Still wondering if maybe covering the aluminum trim with tape might cut down condensation?
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Usually leave Max Fan open, but it was getting pretty cold and figured heat would go on. Wasn't sure how much propane we'd use so closed up everything except the bathroom vent. After camping for a week using the grill quite a bit and cooking inside a lot as well as the heat kicking on 2 nights with fridge running 24/7 we still haven't used a tank of propane. Guess we'll leave the Max vent open next time.
Still wondering if maybe covering the aluminum trim with tape might cut down condensation?
Hi: Chotch... First mod I did was to fill the vent area with cut pieces of a cheap vinyl covered flex suspended ceiling panel. Cut tight and friction fit into the space... also good at blocking out the all too early sunrise or the all night Wallo Mar t parking lot lights. It's also a good layer of insulation to prevent condensation. Then the only drip in bed is me!!! Alf
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:30 PM   #5
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Hello, what works best for us during cold weather camping is reflectix against the hatch and a felt lined piece of ensolite fitted up into the opening. We keep all windows and vents shut with the exception of one of the loft windows barely cracked open. This seems to allow most of moisture caused by breathing to escape outdoors from the loft. We keep the Max fan vent closed with the fan on low to help circulate the air. Scott

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