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Old 10-07-2018, 04:43 PM   #1
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Mattress and cushion removal

Hi
Just wondering what most people do re removal or not, of mattress and cushions when your Escape is in winter storage? Is mould a problem?
We live in North Vancouver, so wet and not too cold-usually!

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Old 10-07-2018, 04:49 PM   #2
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I leave my cushions in the trailer ( under a cedar tree in North Van ). Can't bring them into the house, as some others do, because there is no room for them.
I have two Dri-Z-Air containers. I place one either end of the trailer. I also run a heater on low from time to time with the MaxxFan open.

No mold or odor issues, going on ten years.
I also open all the cupboards.
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:12 PM   #3
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We leave the cushions and mattress in. I can't even imagine trying to move the mattress out. We open all the cabinets and drawers and use multiple Damp- rid moisture absorbers that we check and empty as needed. So far, so good.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:49 PM   #4
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I also don't remove the cushions and mattress. I store the trailer outside and leave the roof vents open a bit. I have one driz air container. Keep fridge open. I tip the bench cushions on their sides to allow air to circulate. The mattress is on an Ikea slat platform. If you don't want to use an Ikea slat, I think it would be a good idea to put something under the mattress to keep it off the wood and let air circulate. Keep topping up the p-traps with antifreeze as the winter progresses, as it may tend to evaporate. Don't forget antifreeze in the shower p-trap.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:53 AM   #5
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I leave them in place and run a dehumidifier 24/7 that drains into the sink, then out the gray piping. Always damp in the Pacific NorthWet. No mold issues.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:10 PM   #6
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Wet and cold here. We just tip our cushions up on edge and have had no problems.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:42 AM   #7
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Live in Victoria. Have memory foam beds in our 5TA. Occasionally run a small electric heater when it gets cold. No problems last year with mold. On our powerboat we use hypervent under the mattress with 2 Dri z Air’s. Heater on only when it gets really cold. More extreme measures for a more extreme environment.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:55 PM   #8
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i don't remove them but i do use an electric humidifier all winter
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:22 AM   #9
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We leave our mattress and cushions in over winter, but close it up tight and use a Caframo unit (low wattage heater and fan) plus a Dri-Z-Air unit. I found that even with the Caframo, the Dri-Z-Air pulls moisture from the air which is why I use them both. We keep cupboards and fridge doors open as well. No issues with moisture here in Surrey, parked in the shade using the two devices.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:09 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone-will leave our mattress in as itís a challenge to get out!
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