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Old 11-12-2015, 04:21 PM   #11
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Get over to Phoenix. Everythings dry here.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:26 PM   #12
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That's great, Jon! Put it in the cart and will complete as soon as I get back to the Escape and measure. Thanks so much!

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There used to be a supplier for DryMesh in the US, but they became unresponsive to requests, and the website (drymesh.net) no longer exists. I have DryMesh under my permanent bed in my Escape 17B, and love the stuff. Wish some US supplier would pick it up. I suggested it to Orbital Machine Works, a company that does modifications to Casitas, but it was something they were not interested in handling.

Hypervent is a similar product, although a bit thicker, and stiffer. A friend that used it said it was scratching the table top, while the DryMesh is soft enough that it doesn't.

In either case, the material provides an airspace between the mattress & the walls & table top that reduces condensation.
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Thanks, Loren! Did open. But forgot to close when moving Thanks for the reminder. Yes, always use the fan when showering. Good reminders!

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Ellen, boiling water creates a lot of moister into the air and the range hood should take care of most of it. But, after being out with the trailer for a few days and giving it a good going over I discovered that there were two little tabs holding the flapper on the stove vent closed so it wouldn't be flapping in the wind while traveling. These are outside under the shroud. In that case, the vent is not removing steam from the stove. Check to see that these are open when using the stove so that it can vent. And remember to secure it when hitting the road. Also, having the vent in the shower open and running is an absolute must while showering. Things and systems are a little different on trailers than our houses and in my opinion, more complicated.

There is a fairly lengthy article on condensation in the owners manual and keeping moister under control is the key. I used our trailer in some upper 20 degree F weather at night and I cracked the max fan vent about an inch and turned up the heat to compensate. I also opened the hatch under the bed to keep it heated under there and really didn't have a problem. Hope this helps, and as I said before, I really admire you gals out there with trailers. Happy camping. Loren
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:30 PM   #14
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Thanks, Padlin. Going to order that HyperVent material that Jon suggested.
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Can't help with where to get it, don't need it in the fifth wheel. Could try some carpeting.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:31 PM   #15
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Thanks, Dave -- so many great suggestions!

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For drainage applications in geotechnical engineering, I have often used a product called "geo net", which would likely work well to act as a separator between the side walls of your trailer and your mattress, or even underneath your mattress.

I have seen the geo net product by itself without a geotextile cover, or with non-woven geotextile fabric on one or two sides of the geo net.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:34 PM   #16
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Hey Greg -- after San Fran area, heading to Phoenix!!! Should arrive the beginning of December and stay about a month. A friend and I are going to explore the area, in particular Antelope Canyon--cannot wait to see it!!!

I'm guessing being in the Pacific Northwest for a couple of weeks did not help the moisture issue at all. Nice to know I won't have to worry about that for a while.


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Old 11-12-2015, 05:03 PM   #17
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Ellen,
Scamp Camp SW is in Sedona AZ the 11th of Dec if you can make it. Let me know where you are at and we might be able to hookup. We'll have the 19 back here by Dec 1 weather permitting.
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Oh, wow, that looks so good. And perfect timing! I just called to register at the park. Left name and number with voice mail. Thanks, Greg! Here's hoping the 19 is back by the first!

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Scamp Camp SW is in Sedona AZ the 11th of Dec if you can make it. Let me know where you are at and we might be able to hookup. We'll have the 19 back here by Dec 1 weather permitting.
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Air is the best way to eliminate condensation and yu need to separate your mattress from the cold exterior walls with air. Either adding some material that will allow air to circulate or having the mattress cut smaller (I did this on my build) and also adding something. either way good circulation as in life itself will help matters.
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Well, ain't that the truth, Jim!

Mine is a permanent mattress so I don't think I can cut it but I will be adding material. And wow, discovered how cold that front wall is!!!

As always, thanks!!!

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