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Old 11-12-2015, 05:00 PM   #21
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Our mattress seems to have been cut smaller to have room around it.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:05 PM   #22
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Thanks, Loren! Did open.
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The range hood fan is very weak. If you stand outside when it's running you'll see that it barely moves the flap. We clothespin it wide open. Removes more air and the clothespin is a visual reminder to lock the flap again.

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Old 11-12-2015, 05:43 PM   #23
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I don't remember if you use the front as your bed as I do. I've started leaving the rock shield closed at night, (sort of a thermal effect I guess), open the awning windows at both ends of the bed and crack open the Maxx Fan. So far the front window remains dry and no condensation to be found elsewhere.
I second this. Although I never close the rock shield (unless super windy), I do keep both front windows and the Maxx fan cracked open and have had no issues with condensation.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:04 PM   #24
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The range hood fan is very weak.
Weird. Sounds like a jet engine in a testing bay, which is why I don't use it. I just turn on the MaxxFan when using the stove.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:41 PM   #25
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We have a vinyl cover around the mattress from Bed, Bath. Hope that keeps anything off of it. Need air moving into the trailer and other air moving out so a couple of windows and Maxx open a little.

Never see anyone suggest using a fan but we have a little 12V fan that can help move air after getting up. Turning Maxx fan on when getting up for a couple of minutes might help.

Lindy and Leon were nice enough to give us their extra Hypervent which we have under dinette cushions. That stuff is thick and tough!

We steam a lot of food so we always use the stove vent and Maxx is open. And, of course, our kitchen awning window is always open, rain or not!


QUOTE=EDarby;117985] I pulled up the mattress and noticed that the fitted sheet on the wall side was wet. The mattress is bulky but I was able to lift enough to see what looks like mold already starting on the front inside wall. Eeek! I wiped down, kept the mattress lifted to dry. Removed sheet and will take to laundramat but am wondering about that condensation. I use my max fan every time I am stopped, always use the range top fan when boiling water.

I've had the Escape less than a month. What am I doing wrong and what can I do to make it right? Many months left on this journey.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:56 PM   #26
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Our mattress seems to have been cut smaller to have room around it.
I've wondered about that myself. We push the mattress up tight against the bathroom wall and pull it down a little, away from the front wall. That seems to leave about a one to two inch gap as to where the mattress and bedding do not have to touch the outside walls. Loren
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I've wondered about that myself. We push the mattress up tight against the bathroom wall and pull it down a little, away from the front wall. That seems to leave about a one to two inch gap as to where the mattress and bedding do not have to touch the outside walls. Loren
And, in fact, as I am sure you saw, if you do not pull the mattress away from the front wall, it will not cover some of the platform at the foot. At least, ours does not.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:35 PM   #28
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I have found that if the filter is removed from the stove hood fan, it moves a large amount of air. It is also very loud and draws quite a bit of current, which motivates one to shut it off the moment it is not needed.
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Too bad we didn't see this post before you left the Pacific Northwest. Hypervent is sold out of Marysville, WA (http://www.hyperventmarine.com/contact.html). We picked up ours on our way to Chilliwack. Also obtained an "egg crate" mattress topper which is much more comfortable than any other egg crate out there.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:48 AM   #30
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Too bad we didn't see this post before you left the Pacific Northwest. Hypervent is sold out of Marysville, WA (HyperVent Marine - Say Goodbye to marine condensation). We picked up ours on our way to Chilliwack. Also obtained an "egg crate" mattress topper which is much more comfortable than any other egg crate out there.
thanks for the link! Did you (and others) purchase enough to line the walls around the mattress? Under the dinette seats?
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