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Old 07-10-2014, 05:28 AM   #113
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This time I got them here...cause they were a couple bucks cheaper, but they're on amazon and others as well. I dp like the Doberman ones the best of the two kinds I tried. And they ARE LOUD.

They have a convenient test button and once they do detect water, you can shut them off without removing the batts.

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Old 07-10-2014, 10:31 AM   #114
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What if they go off and I don't go in trailer for 24 hours or don't hear?

Do they have an indicator light not sound function?
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:47 AM   #115
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You still have your baby monitors?

I mean it really is your baby. Just tell everyone that asks, that it is for your other baby.

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Old 07-10-2014, 10:53 AM   #116
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darn good idea...lol...but my monitor's rechargable batteries died and you cannot replace them ....what a rip off!!
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They sound for 20 seconds, then rest for (IIRC) 2 minutes. They continue this until you hit the test button; Or the probes dry, or until batts (2XAAA) run down. That's why Iwill hit the test button occasionally. However, if you're in the yard, you'll hear it. If you're away for a week, batts will die.
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I can't remember is we have ours or not. It had a wall plug for it. If I find it, its yours.

I am sure you could hot wire yours. All you need to know is the voltage. I may even have a power supply you can hack. It is all low voltage.

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darn good idea...lol...but my monitor's rechargable batteries died and you cannot replace them ....what a rip off!!
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:23 PM   #119
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My wife threw it away of course - lol

I see - ok that'll work

I'm going to look into purchase a few tonight on amazon and then figure best method for install as we have discussed
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Just spread some baby or foot powder in the area you suspect a possible leak. Look for moisture tracking in it after the next rain. If you want to check vertical seams, there is a spray white powder designed for this.


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Just spread some baby or foot powder in the area you suspect a possible leak. Look for moisture tracking in it after the next rain. If you want to check vertical seams, there is a spray white powder designed for this.


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There is also water paste changes colour (green to pink)when wet ,not sure if it will damage the finish in the trailer (don't think so )they use it at gas stations for checking for water in there gas storage tanks.
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Has anybody tried this approach? http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RWD4.../dp/B0049U3XE2
It looks promising as well. Would I also need fabric to make this one work?
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Just spread some baby or foot powder in the area you suspect a possible leak. Look for moisture tracking in it after the next rain. If you want to check vertical seams, there is a spray white powder designed for this.


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RIght now the suspect area is stuffed with paper towels...I sprayed all around that area on the shell seams, awning bracket...and the towels stayed perfectly dry....they are still there...have been dry as a bone in the past couple weeks...waiting for rain...and when we get it ill be watching those paper towels like a hawk...

I need to pop out there tonight and see if the moister levels have dropped at all based on meter readings....at least in the area I have exposed
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The foot powder will not only show that there's a leak, you will be able to follow it to the source of the leak. Just a thought.

Note, all wood retains "some" moisture. You may want to research what level of moisture you should expect to see on your moisture meter. If you know any other airstream owner near you, you may want to measure what theirs reads (without causing them to panic).
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All you need to do is keep a piece of pine plywood in the garage as a test level piece.
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I have used the same Sonin moisture meter as PharmGeek for a couple of years or so. If the needle moves when probing the Airstream plywood subfloor, there's some moisture there. A normally dry floor (in various climates we have traveled) will not move the meter.

If it moves half way, it's moist but you won't feel it with your fingers. If it pegs out it's wet, you will barely feel it with your fingers. Follow the meter, the nearest to the leak, the higher the needle reads.

The percent scale doesn't matter at all for this purpose. You just want to know if there is moisture in the plywood subfloor. If there is, find and fix the leak. Some say the leak can travel sideways, but mine (5) were all directly above the wet plywood wherever a hole was made in the shell for accessories such as awning arm mounts (center of the pop rivets), door hinge mounting bolt, windows not snug when latched. There were no leaks when the trailer was new, but travel and use moves things around.

I like the Sonin moisture meter with probe, sharpened the probe points like needles. I can quickly check our Airstream interior perimeter after any unusual wash or rain event they may cause a leak, but a quarterly check as a routine. Should be part of every tool kit and if used regularly there would be few if any rotting plywood floors.
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