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Old 12-13-2018, 09:02 PM   #29
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What water pint. removal size or model do you have ?
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:03 AM   #30
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What water pint. removal size or model do you have ?
Sorry, but if that question is for me (OP) I don't know what you're asking...
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:11 AM   #31
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Thanks for the excellent discussion. We have had the same problems, first in Olympic National Park last year, then this September/October in UP of Michigan.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:44 PM   #32
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I have been using the window kits you can buy at any hardware store.
They have double side sticky tape and heat shrink clear plastic. You are basically making a double pane window. It has reduced window condensation tremendously.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:14 AM   #33
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I solved the condensation issue with

1. Heat shrink plastic kit on the bedroom windows, and seal it with aluminum tape. The plastic doesn't get cold enough for condensation to form on it, and no moisture gets behind the plastic.

I left the living area windows uncovered, the small amount of air coming in them is not bothersome, makes up the shower exhaust fan air, and they are sliders, so what little condenses on them drips outside by design.

2. Run the shower exhaust fan 24/7. Stove fan when cooking.

3. Don't be stingy with the heat, i keep my place around 75 while we are there. The warmer it is, the less the moisture wants to condense on things.

2 people full timing, this has worked well for us for over a month of frequent nights in the teens, and humidity so high we had ice fog a couple times


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The idea that propane furnaces put water into your air and raise humidity is a myth I've already seen in this thread a few times, the water is in the exhaust vented outside. The furnace has a sealed heat exchanger inside. If your furnace exhaust is is leaking water inside, you have much bigger problems, like waking up dead. Catalytic heaters will put off water however.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:44 PM   #34
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How do you attach the reflectix on the exterior?
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:19 AM   #35
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I don't think I'm the person you're asking, but I would just use aluminum tape
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:19 PM   #36
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Two adults and a dog full timing in Washington's wet winters. Moisture had been a constant battle. I installed vent covers to keep the vents open always, dealt with the cold weather and used blankets. It helped a bit, and we ran one fan to circulate air during the day. Dehumidifier made no noticeable difference for us. Propane cooking was the biggest culprit for condensation for us, and using the built-in furnace was complete garbage, both for battery consumption (Seattle winters aren't solar-friendly!) and in the moisture released into our rig. Finally, particularly during the snow, we have been fortunate enough to do some fantastic driveway docking with a 15A hookup and purchased a $28 Walmart space heater. Between the vents being open and the heater, absolutely no issues anymore! I doubt this is the answer you're looking for, but maybe it'll help!
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:53 PM   #37
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I live and work on a cattle ranch in northern New Mexico. 85 Excella 31' We are below zero most every night. My two cow dogs and a cat are inside every night. I completely gave up on heat. No matter what the walls were always dripping. I ha e a good electric blanket and a small Polaris electric heater. On coldest nights I throw a blanket over the bedroom door and we all sleep with the Polaris. I got a big dehumidifier. Its in the bathroom but I cant figure out how to drain it without running the risk of freezing up my holding tank. Almost summer! Then rattlesnakes!
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:14 PM   #38
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We’ve been in Breckenridge for a few weeks and I have found the the quicker I get the snow off of the unit, the more that helps. There is definitely a balancing act that takes place between: shower vent open(fan off/on), thermostat temp and wet objects(towels, ski gear, boots, etc) and an outdoor drying rack(advantage is cold temps kill bacteria=less washing). Every once in a while if these doesn’t keep humidity at bay, I use a cloth and wipe the windows. It is all good.
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