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Old 11-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #11
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santacruzer, when you mention condensation between the Reflectix and window, I have seen a window that was a real mess from similar stuff. Over time it ruined it. Anything next to a barrier like that will have had so much condensation eventually that it makes a mess of it. Reflectix cannot take care of the problem of too much heat and not enough ventilation. In fact, it will likely make the problem worse. Of course, a pop-out would get much more air, I would think.

As First Jim mentioned, you need lots of blankets! And ventilation. And as he said, breathing is the big source of the problem. Someone gave the surprising stats on that a while back. If a microwave is available, it is good for heating water to keep the condensation down.

Also, I understand that a new trailer has materials which cause more condensation the first year, just as a new one has outgassing. May not be as bad the second year.

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:53 PM   #12
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Along with using a dehumidifier and keeping the Maxx fan vent open a bit in our 19', we found it really cuts down on moisture around the bed if we keep one door to the under-bed storage open when we're camping in cold, wet places. Otherwise it gets very cold under there and very warm when two people are lying in the bed, hence increased condensation on the walls around the bed and under the mattress.

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:27 PM   #13
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Would anyone comment on their experience with de-humidifiers? We just got back from a trip that was cold and rainy and had way too much condensation going on inside the trailer around the windows...dripping where it shouldn't. I would like to find a good solution for this. Thanks!

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