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Old 08-31-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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Question Can I run my Fan-Tastic Fans or use a Dehumdifier non-stop?

Seems like a silly question. I have a 60 x 14 enclosed storage unit up in Pasco County here in Florida on the Gulf Coast. Since heading into the winter months it might be less of an issue.

But I'm currently repairing floor rot, and given florida's humidity, I'm wondering if it's best for me to:
  • Close the trailer entirely and use a dehumidifier or
  • Leave windows open, and run the fan-tastic fans non-stop

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? When the door is down, she's covered from rain and outside weather, but it is not climate controlled inside the unit.

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Old 08-31-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
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I have the same issue here in rainy Washington. I have to think it would be better to keep it closed with a dehumidifier than pulling humid air through the rig.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:23 PM   #3
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We keep the vents closed and use "Damp Rid", a desiccant. It lasts a month or so before the pellets collecting the moisture turn to liquid and need to be replaced. Our trailer sits outside across the bay from you. The desiccant seems to do the job, no mildew or musty smells. I just mention it as an alternative to the dehumidifier.
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A dehumidifier requires a drain hose for the water it removes from the air. That causes some questions to come to mind.

So do you run the unit in the shower to drain into the gray water tank?
How many gallons is it capable of removing per 24 hour period?
How big is your gray water tank?
How many days capacity does the gray tank have?
Do you have to take the trailer outside of the storage unit to drain the gray tank?

Draining the water on the storage unit floor just puts moisture back into the storage unit via water evaporation back into the air.

Round and round it goes.......
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