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Old 02-06-2006, 05:27 PM   #1
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Question condensation

We have a 1991 25' Excella. While camping in the rain, we experienced enough condensation overnight to have some water dripping from the walls. At first, we thought we had a leak, but experienced the same thing while camping in the snow with no snow falling. Is this to be expected? Is there a way to avoid this, or do we just keep some extra towels to wipe it up? Thanks for any help.

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Old 02-06-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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We have a 25' and it has not been a big problem, even in rain or snow. At the first signs of window condensation I dry the windows and leave them slightly opened. Just add air as necessary. Try not to mist up the air with long showers or boiling water, open vents, run the fan (s) and turn up the heat to dry it out. It just sounds like you have the trailer really sealed up.


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Old 02-06-2006, 09:13 PM   #3
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I don't recall ever having this issue with our 25' 93 Excella. I wonder if it's because we store her in the barn between camping trips.
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:32 AM   #4
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Thanks for your suggestions. we're going to check into Fantastic fans
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:48 AM   #5
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:57 PM   #6
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Some factors that may be obvious are not obvious to everyone. Run the exhaust fan when cooking. Run the bathroom exhaust when showering. And do provide an outlet for moist air. We leave the bath vent about 1/2 open and never have a problem.

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Old 02-22-2006, 11:43 PM   #7
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Is it possible to use a dehumidifier to resolve this?
I've also had a real problem with condensation in the winter.
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Originally Posted by ipso_facto
Is it possible to use a dehumidifier to resolve this?
I've also had a real problem with condensation in the winter.
Prior to the introduction of dehumidifiers, the replies posted earlier above were the only solution...

In cold climates, there is more moisture contained in the air and less evaporation because of the lower temperatures....
Moisture becomes more noticeable.
Exhaust fans are not the answer in the winter because the heat, which also is at the top air layer, goes right out as well.....
A dehumidifier is the answer in the winter. Sams' Club, Costco, Wal Mart, Lowes, Home Repo are all places to go....
Try to buy a low temperature dehumidifier which will remove the moisture at a lower air temperature and try to get a model with a built in pump that empties itself into your kitchen sink or bathroom sink or tub..

For those members who have experienced unexplainable water damage from units just sitting in the winter, here is your solution as well

If conditions are right as far as relative humidity and temperature, significant water damage can occur if moisture is not removed from the air....

One last thought; portable de-humidifiers draw at leat 6 to 8 amps because they act as a reverse air conditioner by heating the air while drawing it thru to remove moisture. Most manufacturers recommend a deicated 15 amp or 20 amp 120 volt circuit, so be careful what other loads you use while it is running. You made even run a separate extension cord from a power source other than the one supplying circuits to the trailer....

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