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Old 08-27-2017, 10:45 AM   #1
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Rookie mistake-left window open a crack over Kitchen area

Totally made a rookie mistake and left the kitchen window open a crack and forgot. I live in Texas, need I say more. I when to check things out this morning with all of the blowing rain we have had and found water had blown in through the crack was on the counter and had drained down to the cabinet under the sink and counter. I am assuming it also drained further down the wall to the area below that cabinet, behind the shallow storage level with the floor. What is behind the shallow area and under the under the sink storage? and how to I access this area? Is the only way to access it to tear into the back of the storage area? Oh yeah, I have a 2016 21.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:51 AM   #2
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Escapes are designed so that water like you describe flows down and collects into the fiberglass "pontoons" at the bottom sides. Each pontoon should have a drain hole. A one time event like this will hopefully not start any problems. Were it me, I'd put a heater inside and try to make sure everything get dried out a fully as possible, especially under any cabinets and then try to keep humidity inside as low as possible for a while - maybe by running the AC or a dehumidifier.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:17 AM   #3
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Rainwater

I believe I'd do the same thing as Eric suggests. At the very least I would get a good fan going in there. Although it's unlikely they are plugged, you might slide under the trailer and look for those drain holes and make sure they are open. Getting things aired out is your number one priority.
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Open doors up under sink area and remove drawers. Open all doors on that side. Got some DampRid under sink area and get fans moving air around. Using AC to dehumidify good idea also. You should be fine. Happy camping!!!
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On it! Thanks so much!

Got the fan going, cabinets open and ordered a dehumidifier that I've had my eye on. Can't crawl under to check it out at the moment due to the rain, but as soon as it's clear enough I'll check that out! Thanks so much for your help! I love this forum!
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Got the fan going, cabinets open and ordered a dehumidifier that I've had my eye on. ...
In my opinion, heaters and fans are fine when the interior humidity is high. But when you have visible puddles of water, I think "active" removal of moisture by sopping up as much as you can followed up by using a good dehumidifier is your best bet. Best of luck....
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Common sense should prevail. Visible water should be wiped up.
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Common sense should prevail. Visible water should be wiped up.
Or you can add scotch.
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Or add scotch.
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After wiping obvious water, eh?
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After wiping obvious water, eh?
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Or you can add scotch.
Only if its very peaty scotch.
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watching water evaporate

Well....I liked the idea of watching the pools of obvious water evaporate while I sipped my rye old fashioned, but had to move on to bigger pools of water from the 10+ inches of sideways rain, so wiped it up and left the fan to take care of the rest until my dehumidifier arrives!
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Well....I liked the idea of watching the pools of obvious water evaporate while I sipped my rye old fashioned, but had to move on to bigger pools of water from the 10+ inches of sideways rain, so wiped it up and left the fan to take care of the rest until my dehumidifier arrives!
But the rye old fashion is still a fine idea...
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