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Old 04-28-2016, 05:44 AM   #71
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anyone have any condensation reduction tips - add ons - for things to add to our build sheet for our 2017 21'?

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The only things I can add are limit indoor cooking or ventilate if you have to do so. We have the opening kitchen window which helps, as might the range vent if you have one although I read the fan on it is weak.

Also we try and use campground showers when possible for the same reason. The opening bathroom window in conjunction with the bath vent help minimize the issue, although you might ind the cold breeze a bit unwelcome while your wet in the shower.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:55 AM   #72
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Thinking about moisture after having a Casita is something new for us. I noticed a series of photos of a 21 that has 3" round vents in every overhead and lower cabinets. Is that something ETI offers, or do have to supply the vents for installation?
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:16 AM   #73
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Jerry, given the enclosed space and humans breathing in there, there was undoubtedly as much moisture in your Casita as there will be in the Escape. The difference might just be that with the carpet on the walls of the Casita, any moisture would be less visible than on the smooth walls of the Escape. It's just one of those inevitable problems of a small enclosed space with us producing moisture. I remember it from tent camping when we tried to close up all the vents to keep warm, on the fabric inside our popup and in the Scamp we used to have.

Keeping it warm inside and providing as much ventilation as possible has worked well for us. The metal around the windows is always our wettest spot. We keep some cheap automotive microfiber cloths just for wiping those off in the mornings when the weather is cold. Keeping the cabinets open helps immensely as does our Dry Mesh under the mattress. When we know we will be in cold weather, we use stuff sacks for our clothes in the upper cabinets. It both keeps the clothes dry and has the added benefit of easier organization.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:31 PM   #74
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HI,

Just read your very informative post about fulltiming in an Escape 21. May I ask what your tow vehicle is? And how is it working for you?

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Old 01-17-2018, 06:20 PM   #75
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I have a Ford F150 2.7Liter Ecoboost. It tows like a dream with excellent fuel economy.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:17 AM   #76
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german fake chamois, like ShamWow's, (which you can pick up cheap from discount places) are awesome for drying off wet stuff. I used one this week to sponge about a quart of water out of the back floor on the driver side of my 1993 Mercedes 300CE convertible, thanks to the last storm which dumped 4" at my place. I need to replace the drivers side rear window 'sill' seal, it has an open gap at both ends, and rain gets in.
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:52 PM   #77
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I can’t remember the name of the company...I’m sure there r several that sell these small bags of bamboo and maybe charcoal. Surprisingly effective, especially if left in ur rv while ur storing it. U rejuvenate the bags by placing them in direct sunlight occasionally. I have two and alternate them. They emit a faint, but very pleasant odor u can smell when walking into a closed vehicle. Obviously not as effective as a dehumidifier, but cheaper and they don’t require electricity.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:34 PM   #78
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:50 AM   #79
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I canít remember the name of the company...Iím sure there r several that sell these small bags of bamboo and maybe charcoal. Surprisingly effective, especially if left in ur rv while ur storing it. U rejuvenate the bags by placing them in direct sunlight occasionally. I have two and alternate them. They emit a faint, but very pleasant odor u can smell when walking into a closed vehicle. Obviously not as effective as a dehumidifier, but cheaper and they donít require electricity.
mesh bags (or tube socks) of rice work too. put in microwave, zap on high for 30 seconds to heat it up and let the steam escape to reuse.
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:21 PM   #80
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Yes We have the extra insulation , dual Windows which are nice because they are tinted and the underbelly foam . I am sure that they all will help . We don't have the heaters underneath trailer . They won't work without 120 . I also bought some more reflex insulation and added where ever I could under dinette , bed , outside compartment which is really under bed . The first night coming from pickup was quite a eye opener . We since have learned the little tricks and we have been able to keep ahead of it . It seems when it is cold and your heater is on, boiling water , showers etc. got to be proactive . We always keep fan running low ,it won't hurt your battery and kitchen window opened . We have a couple of humidifier s that are used in gun safes too. I need to look into some venting though hate cabinets opened . You will be fine as long as you stay on top of it the best you can .oh another idea and it makes your sitting more comfortable , couple pool noodles behind seat cushions helps air circulating behind them . Yeh no rat fur but we have more room . Pat
The best I could do on finding thread about the noodles behind the cushions . Many positives including air circulation and a nice slant for the back . Pat
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