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Old 12-27-2018, 05:45 AM   #1
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Dehumidifier recommendations

When camping in cooler months, months when no AC is needed. Our TT gets very wet on the inside. Particularly after sleeping all night. Windows are wet, some cool walls are wet. I ran a on our past trip, I ran a household size dehumidifier with very good results. It’s just too large and heavy to use in a ongoing basis. Was wondering if any of you have had experience using a dehumidifier and could recommend one that was a smaller one but would still remove enough moisture?

Again, I have looked at Amazon. Am looking for real world experience.

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When camping in cooler months, months when no AC is needed. Our TT gets very wet on the inside. Particularly after sleeping all night. Windows are wet, some cool walls are wet. I ran a on our past trip, I ran a household size dehumidifier with very good results. It’s just too large and heavy to use in a ongoing basis. Was wondering if any of you have had experience using a dehumidifier and could recommend one that was a smaller one but would still remove enough moisture?

Again, I have looked at Amazon. Am looking for real world experience.

Thanks.
We use the EcoSeb Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier. It is relatively quiet and removes lots of moisture from the air. It has several modes of operation to tailor it to your needs. Another advantage over a compressor type is that it works at lower temperatures without icing up. I empty the unit when it fills up, but it can be rigged to drain into a sink or the shower.
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:41 AM   #3
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We use the EcoSeb Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier. It is relatively quiet and removes lots of moisture from the air. It has several modes of operation to tailor it to your needs. Another advantage over a compressor type is that it works at lower temperatures without icing up. I empty the unit when it fills up, but it can be rigged to drain into a sink or the shower.
Thanks for this. Until I checked out the EcoSeb Classic I didn't really know about desiccant dehumidifiers or understand the differences between desiccant and compressor dehumidifiers. As you suggest, I think most Airstreamers have a worse humidity problem at cooler temperatures, where a desiccant unit has advantages over a compressor unit.

Here is a nice description of the features of desiccant technology. This site happens to also recommend the EcoSeb DD122EA-CLASSIC. Here is a review where they compare this model against some other units.
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I am not a fan of desiccant units. They don't remove enough humidity for me. This is the unit I have now. Nice and compact and extraordinarily quiet. I do wish the reservoir was a bit larger, but his is the perfect size for TT living.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Hi, we tried a few sizes of the desiccant type and weren’t happy. So, like dzn, we got the Eurgeen 20 pint from Amazon. It’s relatively quiet, weighs about 20 lbs, and works very well in our 22’ Sport. We got ours last year and is currently unavailable on Amazon, but looks the same as the link dzn put up, but ours isn’t gold. Specs look the same. Note, like all compressor type dehumidifiers, it does put out a little bit of heat. But it’s so nice to be in dry air vs humid air. The Airstream a/c cools we’ll, but doesn’t pull as much moisture out of the air as I’d like. The dehumidifier can either drain into its bucket, or use its hose into the shower drain. We’ve been very pleased. Here’s a link to the currently unavailable version. Looks like the same specs.
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... we tried a few sizes of the desiccant type and weren’t happy. So, like dzn, we got the Eurgeen ...
Not to criticize your choice, but all desiccant dehumidifiers are not the same. Each type has its advantages. Click here to read a good article on the differences. Our EcoSeb Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier can quickly and quietly reduce the RH inside our Airstream fro 60+% to 38%.

We also use small in rechargeable desiccant mini dehumidifiers in our hanging closets and clothing storage locations.


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Old 12-31-2018, 09:14 AM   #7
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The OP is looking for a dehumidifier in cooler weather, as am I. In my case, we like to use our Airstream in winter months, in which our inside temperatures may range between 40-65 °F.

For those of you who use a compressor dehumidifier, what is your typical inside temperature? Have you had any problems with coil frost build-up or dehumidifier faults due to very cool inside temperatures?
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Camped 7 days with lows in the 40’s and highs in the 60’s. Heat ran mostly at night, very little ac. Ran dehumidifier all night and during the day as needed. 30 pint, refrigerated coil. Except for he larger size it worked great. Humidity showed around 45. No condensate on glass or walls. Wet towels dried quickly. Hand towels dried quickly. We had days with rain, no issues with moisture. I will definitely be getting one before our next trip.
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One thing I've learned after purchasing a few compressor type dehumidifiers is that some of them will not turn back on automatically if there is a momentary power outage. Make sure to get one that turns itself on after a power outage.

I use a 30 pint Danby in my trailer. Though it is larger than is necessary, it does a great job!
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I am not a fan of desiccant units. They don't remove enough humidity for me. This is the unit I have now. Nice and compact and extraordinarily quiet. I do wish the reservoir was a bit larger, but his is the perfect size for TT living.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I have this one also worked wonderful two months then stopped Sat.am compressor . Wrote company they wrote me back Sat.night Sunday am we finalized dealings they mailed a replacement Monday am. Great customer service. It is very quiet. Dehumidifier worked great. Will recommend . I think I had a bad lemon in the bunch. We will see.
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