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Old 11-04-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Do you remove the mattress when storing?

This will be our second winter having an AirStream, last year we removed all of the pillows, cushions and Mattress and took them inside the house. We store our AS outside and thought that they would get moist and mildowy if we left them in the trailer. Does anyone else do this??



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Old 11-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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I have never taken them out. As long as the AS is not heated, heat will cause condensation and mildew which, in turn could contaminate the soft furnishings. That's my theory!
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I have never taken them out. As long as the AS is not heated, heat will cause condensation and mildew which, in turn could contaminate the soft furnishings. That's my theory!

That's what I meant to say...

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I have not removed the mattresses. I leave two 36" "Goldenrods" going throughout the winter. These are supposed too keep some of the moisture out of the air.
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no, we leave them in. I do use several "damp-rid" units during winter storage.
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I leave all pillows, mattress, linens, and towels in all winter. I have Maxxair vent covers and leave the roof vents open. Plenty of ventilation all winter.
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I set my mattresses on edge to allow air flo around both top and bottom. I also make sure pillows are not piled up but instead seperated.
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Mildew will not form as a result of it not being heated. Moisture and the resulting mildew forms when any part of a house or room or trailer is heated but closets and the like are not and are exposed to an outside cold wall. The warm air holds more moisture than cold air and the temp differential will cause moisture to form on the cold surfaces.
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