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Old 03-30-2018, 11:49 PM   #1
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Condensation on front window of new 19

We're a couple of days into our maiden voyage and have noticed a significant amount of condensation on the frame of our 19. None of the other windows are having this issue. The front window had a different looking frame than the rest. Could this be the cause?

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Old 03-31-2018, 12:08 AM   #2
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We're a couple of days into our maiden voyage and have noticed a significant amount of condensation on the frame of our 19. None of the other windows are having this issue. The front window had a different looking frame than the rest. Could this be the cause?

Any info appreciated.

Thanks
That window is not insulated. We cut a piece of reflectix and used it on our last trip. It helped some, the metal frame still had some condensation on it. I am debating geting one of the Ecoseb dehumidifiers for travel. We have a regular one we leave in it while at home but that is to large to travel with.

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Old 03-31-2018, 06:13 AM   #3
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Moisture around the frame of the front window is the first sign that you’ll see of high humidity in your 19. To avoid this (especially when the temperature is low) upon arriving at any campsite, I immediately open the bathroom window 1/4 x 1/2 inch and turn on the exhaust fan at the lowest setting. I leave it running and it doesn’t get turned off until I leave. With this habit, I have never had a problem with moisture in my Escape.
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Agree with the above. Ventilation is key. Crack a couple windows and your maxxfan and that will help significantly with condensation. Keeping the front rock guard closed at night might help some too, especially if you add some insulation, eg reflectix, to the inside of the rock guard. And lastly, in some humidity and temperature conditions, you’re just going to get some condensation anyway. Consider leaving cabinets open at night to let them breathe and avoid interior condensation, and a sponge can be handy for wiping up condensation if it happens anyway. The front window will almost always get it before any other, as mentioned because it’s always a single pane. Some safety requirement as its more prone to rock strikes and tempered like auto glass or something.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:07 AM   #5
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I agree whole heartedly with the cracked window and lowest fan setting. We have done this and it seems to work great.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:21 AM   #6
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I agree whole heartedly with the cracked window and lowest fan setting. We have done this and it seems to work great.
Agree also, and a double layer of reflectix under the rock guard is helpful too. (We have the front window on our 21'.)
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