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Old 07-03-2015, 06:59 PM   #1
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Compressor Dehumidifier size

I'm looking at a used dehumidifier (link to specs attached) that uses a compressor and indicates it will serve 1,000 sq ft or less. Size wise it sounds fine, but the specs say it only removes 9 pints a day. I'm curious about people's thoughts on whether this would be adequate?

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Old 07-03-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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9 pints is a lot of water in a 24 hour period. I set mine in the sink and let the water drain out.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:13 PM   #3
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The ones at Camping World are 45 and 70 pint, so 9 sounded low to me. Maybe those numbers are exaggerated.
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This is the one I have. If using the built in reservoir I would normally have to empty once a day. It is rated at 25 pints. Tank holds 6 pints. I live in a very high humidity area. I normally only use it in the winter months as the trailer is more closed up with less fresh air flow.

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We have the newair as well. One of the best extras we've purchased for our AS. No more condensation on the windows in the morning. On a really humid day it will almost fill the reservoir by running all night.


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I use a 70-pint year round.
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Compressor Dehumidifier size

Using a 25 or 70 pint dehumidifier, are those actually removing that much moisture per day due to using a drain hose, or is the amount still limited due to the 6 pint or so tank size?
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I think those rating are based on a 100% humidity environment of a testing laboratory not the real world. If the tank is full there is a shut off valve to keep from over filling. When full it has to be emptied to resume operation. If using a drain hose it will of course continue to run. I use a dehumidifier controller that I set to shut off at 35%. Also keep in mind that a dehumidifier is basically useless in a too well ventilated trailer. As high humidity air is continuously drawn in to the trailer.

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Without any ventilation, how do you keep that stale trailer smell at a minimum when not being used?
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Without any ventilation, how do you keep that stale trailer smell at a minimum when not being used?

The occasional use of an ozone generator. Do a search.

I bought and sold a '76 Silver Streak and cleaned every surface over a forty plus hour full time work week. Ran the gen about 12-hrs with A/C fan on in closed trailer. Used TT a year and then let it sit in storage in this humid city for two years. Cleaned it out and kept a few windows cracked. Sold it with none of those "old" odors.
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Compressor Dehumidifier size

When sitting in storage, do folks usually leave a roof top exhaust fan running? That is, assuming a rain cover is installed and plugged into electric. This of course defeats running a dehumidifier. Just wonder which is more successful to help with those "old" odors.
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