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Old 09-02-2005, 11:17 PM   #1
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Dehumidifier

I'm fulltiming in a 22ft CCD and even though my air conditioning keeps the unit nice and cold, there is still a humidity issue. Hey, it's Virginia in late summer; the humidity is always 98% or higher. One source of stored humidity seems to be my foam mattress - which I don't like anyway. I'm replacing it with a custom inner spring one (oval so I can turn it side to side - I'll use pillows in the inside corners).

I'm looking for a very compact dehumidifier too. Any ideas?

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Old 03-20-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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Dehumidifiers

Try using google and search on "marine dehumidifiers". Boats have the same problem as those of us in FL. I found a "DH-5" but have not been able to track down who manufactures it. Nor have I not found any brand name to go with that model number.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:55 PM   #3
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We bought a Walmart special. It fits between the two recliners and does a dandy job.
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I purchased an upright unit from LOWES, it does the job and then some. One needs a good estimate of the cubic footage of the trailer interior to make a sensible purchase. As to marine pieces, a long time favorite for storage is the GOLDEN ROD. See WEST MARINE.

My trailer is in covered storage and I hope to be able to move it before late spring to another covered space with electricity so that I can run the de-humidifier and keep the batteries charged up, etc. I'll place the dehumidifier in the kitchen sink and let it drain into the other side.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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You did say small? I got one of these at a thrift shop for $4.00, but haven't had a chance to try it in the Bambi yet. It runs quiet, and I did notice it got some favorable reviews.


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its nice to see other people find the humidity bothersome
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:16 PM   #7
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I purchased an upright unit from LOWES, it does the job and then some. One needs a good estimate of the cubic footage of the trailer interior to make a sensible purchase. As to marine pieces, a long time favorite for storage is the GOLDEN ROD. See WEST MARINE.

My trailer is in covered storage and I hope to be able to move it before late spring to another covered space with electricity so that I can run the de-humidifier and keep the batteries charged up, etc. I'll place the dehumidifier in the kitchen sink and let it drain into the other side.
I finally was able to get the 40' covered space with electrical I had requested last December. The trailer, big as it is at 34' is dwarfed by the motorhomes around it.

Corpus Christi has high humidity, and high heat. I set up the de-humidifier to run on the lowest setting ("Normal") and it filled the gallon bucket in less than a day. I emptied it, and set it to a higher setting ("Dry") and it filled the bucket in about a day. I emptied it, and set it to yet the highest setting ("Maximum") and need to go back . . .

. . and get out the instructions to find out how to rig that drain hose!

The trailer smelled a bit mildewy the day I moved it. But not since the machine has been running. I plan to leave it a little between the two lower settings and watch the electrical consumption to keep a tab on it.
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What if you set it one the counter or in the bathtub and let it drain in the sink or tub drain?? You can crack the grey water valve and let that drip.
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I'll set it up in the kitchen sink as that is close to central; just need a rubber mat so it won't slide as it vibrates (compressor operating), and a drain hose. Very pleased I've gotten it.
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I finally had a free day to 'piddle around' and decided to complete the dehumidifier install. It's been sitting between the recliners and doing a fine job but I have to admit, it's kinda a pain to drain. I replaced the univolt after frying ANOTHER battery and freed up the space behind the dehumidifyer so here's what I did.
The Univolt had a vent that went through the floor so I added a drain to the Dehumidifyer and plumbed it out the old vent. Now my rubber bungee cord not only holds the dehumidifyer in place, it also keeps the condensate tub from wiggling out and shutting off the unit.
Now I never have to drain the thing again!
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