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Old 10-07-2022, 12:03 AM   #1
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Question Condensation

Has anyone had humidity problems in the Escape trailers and if so what did you do to solve the issue. The fibreglass walls do have problems with moisture at times
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Old 10-07-2022, 12:16 AM   #2
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Are you referring to hot humid or cold weather conditions.

What trailer are you referring to? Escapes have little to no exposed f.g. on the interior. If poorly ventilated there can be condensation of the glass or the window frame.

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Old 10-07-2022, 08:55 AM   #3
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Many campers ago we learned to crack a window in the bedroom at night and to crack a window in the kitchen area when cooking. For us, these are minimums. With our 5.0 we always have the Maxxfan cracked open (33 degrees this morning) and most times on low, so the Maxxfan covers both areas. Since making sure there is always some fresh air in the camper we've not had any moisture problems.

I'm boiling water for coffee right now and we ripped out that essentially worthless range hood over a year ago. The Maxxfan is all we need.

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Old 10-07-2022, 12:22 PM   #4
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I'm boiling water for coffee right now and we ripped out that essentially worthless range hood over a year ago. The Maxxfan is all we need.

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Every time that I'm sitting looking down the trailer at night with the range hood light shining on the steam from a pot of boiling water and clearly showing that the range hood is sucking it up and out I think, "I really should take a photo of that."

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Old 10-07-2022, 12:38 PM   #5
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Every time that I'm sitting looking down the trailer at night with the range hood light shining on the steam from a pot of boiling water and clearly showing that the range hood is sucking it up and out I think, "I really should take a photo of that."
We boil water all the time. No problem! It's just water and the Maxxfan has no problem moving the water out of the camper.

However, we don't fry bacon or greasy hamburger inside, and cook mostly outside anyway. We do boil water every morning inside, again with no problems.
Terry does like her Omnia oven though.

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Old 10-07-2022, 01:48 PM   #6
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Condensation

Our solution for condensation accumulation in our 5.0 which left unresolved will lead to mold growth inside has been to place 2 electric dehumidifiers inside. We have placed one in the kitchen area and one in the bedroom area. During hot humid months both can fill with water in 2 - 3 days. Obviously these dehumidifiers are only used at home while parked between trips. We learned this years ago in another camper that sat unused for many months as I recovered from a broken leg, when I finally went back in the old trailer the walls were covered with mold.
I also keep dehumidifiers in all my vehicles by cracking a window to allow the cord to enter and placed on the console.
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Old 10-07-2022, 02:40 PM   #7
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Condensation

We, too, crack a window open and leave the max fan on low all night to control condensation as best we can. Sometimes it gets quite cool overnight but that is quickly addressed by the furnace or a small AC heater.
There was a night we didn't do that. At about 2 AM the smoke detector alarm blared because the humidity in the trailer had condensed into a fog. Lesson learned.
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Old 10-07-2022, 02:56 PM   #8
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Our solution for condensation ..... has been to place 2 electric dehumidifiers inside.....

I just put one in our 21NE a couple of days ago. It's been super foggy here in the mornings (trailer is home now, on shore power, and mostly empty). The bucket in the dehumidifier is about 1/4 full as of this morning.
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