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Old 04-06-2003, 07:53 PM   #1
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Question de-humidifier recommendations

Does anyone have any recommendations on what type/brand of de-humidifer to use? Where is the best place to buy? etc... or do I even need to bother?

It gets pretty humid down here in big "D".


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We bought the things called "dry-z-air". It's a waste of money. It's just a plastic holder for Calcium Chloride, used as driveway ice melt. Then, we bought a 55 Lbs pail of it at Sam's Club. A bit overkilled just to use as de-humidifier. You can get it in 3 or 5Lbs bags, use some kind of mesh bag and hang it in your shower over a plastic bucket.
The other way to go: dehumifier for RV. We were going to get one, but we read many comments from people who found them too noisy.
Last thing: some people use their A/C even while running the heater. This will help dry the air.
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I agree the dry air stuff is not that good.
I assume you are wanting a dehumifer while the AS is setting in storage. If you have access to power I would recommend the type you can buy at a marine supply. It is no more than a heat coil in a small enclosure that looks and works like the coil in an oven (no fan) and only works on 120 VAC. It is pretty warm to the touch but won't burn you and it will not prevent freezing in the winter but is excellent at preventing mold and moisture build up and no cups or buckets to empty.

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In the Summer months, the only time we would really need it would be when the trailer is not in use. When in use, the AC unit will take care of removing moisture.

In the Winter the air stays dry enough not to cause moisture problems. The AC unit is also a heat pump. I'm not sure if it will remove moisture when in this mode though.

Everyone, thank you for the advice...
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