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Old 08-29-2016, 05:36 AM   #41
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The owners manual mentions using a dehumidifier.
I wonder if that would help the folks residing in a higher humidity area.
Has anyone tried the dehumidifier approach?

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Old 08-29-2016, 08:54 AM   #42
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The owners manual mentions using a dehumidifier.
I wonder if that would help the folks residing in a higher humidity area.
Has anyone tried the dehumidifier approach?

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Living in FL, I have humidity, high humidity. In storage, I keep a dehumidifier set to 45% RH all the time. It runs into the sink via a hose, then into the gray tank which is open and goes out on the ground through a garden hose which has a screened cap on the end to keep bugs out. It works, and I never have to empty the bucket.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:00 AM   #43
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Carl,

I totally agree did you discover this on your own, or thru the ETI Owners Manual?

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Old 08-29-2016, 09:21 AM   #44
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We use a dehumidifier a lot when we're using the trailer. Have had no need when it's just stored in the yard for the summer, at least not yet. In winter it'd freeze, like the tub of drying chemical does. Only time we've had storage problems was over the winter, and now we're winter travelers so that should solve that.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:59 AM   #45
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Never had a mouse in the trailer though keeping them out of the garage is a losing proposition for us.

On our big move west, away from the leafy hill country of the Garden State the Tahoe began to struggle and run so bad I finally had no choice but to find a Chevy dealer and get help. The SUV was in great condition, we were towing near Indianapolis at the time, but getting horrible gas milage with no clue as to what was wrong.

The nice service manager recognized our dilemma and took us right in. Fifteen minutes later he came out smiling and said, "Here's your trouble."
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:07 AM   #46
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How nice of you to bring your own mice westward.....to their new home.....
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:19 PM   #47
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Well then, do you feed your varmint friends well, encouraging them to stay and eat well until they expire!! If so what do you nourish them with...

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Old 08-29-2016, 01:50 PM   #48
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Clearing out cushions, etc.

The last two years we've stored the trailer in our driveway in NJ with a cover and we left bedding, towels, seat cushions etc., in place. A couple of posters have said they take these things out. Is that the consensus?
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A couple of posters have said they take these things out. Is that the consensus?
I never have but then rarely do even six weeks go by (except in the summer) that I'm not out camping.

Edited: As gbaglo says, I open all cupboards and do the cushion thing, too. Once in a while, I even remember to put a dehumidifier on the counter.
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I prop cushions etc. up, open cupboards and deploy two Dri-Z-Air containers. I have no room for stuff in my 800 square foot, no basement house.
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If it's like everything else, there is no consensus. We leave in the bed and dinette cushions, pretty much everything else goes. Thankfully it's a small trailer.

This pertains to longer non use periods, like months.
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Only thing we do is strip the bed and vacuum up all crumbs.
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I prop cushions etc. up, open cupboards and deploy two Dri-Z-Air containers. I have no room for stuff in my 800 square foot, no basement house.
Glenn, What do you feed the mice when the cheese is gone?
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Food for thought.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:49 PM   #55
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The last two years we've stored the trailer in our driveway in NJ with a cover and we left bedding, towels, seat cushions etc., in place. A couple of posters have said they take these things out. Is that the consensus?
I leave mine in after cleaning for storage, in loose clear bags with a dryer sheet . not had a problem as of yet. Seat cushions I stand on long edge to let air flow around them and good to go.

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Being in the Pacific NW, we don't have freeze issue in winter. I do keep a dehumidifier running and take out a couple of cups of water every couple of weeks, so we don't remove anything. We camp year round, so need to be ready to roll within a day when the mood strikes us and the weather is decent.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:30 PM   #57
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i do the same as tractors 1 i leave most everything in it and run a dehumidifier. everything is fine but i would not leave it like that if i did not run the dehumidifier. We are very damp here in the pacific wet west!
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What is the dryer sheet for?
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What is the dryer sheet for?
Sops up the Coca Cola.
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Supposedly the dryer sheet's chemicals repels mice??
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