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Old 10-15-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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What are some tips to prevent Mildew in your Trailer if any.
Some people say to leave the window's open a little.
Some say put charcoal, cat litter, or those containers that collect moisture.
I appreciate all feedback.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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There was a thread on this a couple of months ago. In my boating life nothing worked better than a small ozone generator. They come in 12 vdc and 120 vac models. But if you keep the trailer open with air flow and no moisture build up, you will not have mildew.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:24 PM   #3
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Florida's high humidity can be a problem. Damp- Rid does help, but you need new ones once they are expended.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #4
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I use a dehumidifier when I'm not staying in the trailer. I always store my trailer at home where I have shore power.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Here in the south we trend to regard mildew as a protective coating.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:56 PM   #6
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I won't be able to store my AS at home because of deed restrictions. I was thinking of putting in a small 12/24v dehumidifier, running off deep cycle batteries. Has anyone ever done something like this?

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Old 02-06-2014, 03:50 PM   #7
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We've found DampRid to work great in the humid summer months.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:58 PM   #8
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We've found DampRid to work great in the humid summer months.
Cool! Looks like Home Depot (my favorite store) carries it. Thanks! That will be easier than what I was thinking about.

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I'm curious if folks recommending damp rid to prevent mildew are doing so with windows closed? Seems like if windows are open the damp rid will be collecting moisture from the whole great outdoors. But then windows closed cuts down on circulation and creates conditions for mildew. Can ya'll clarify? Thanks from humid North Carolina!
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I have always kept my roof vents open (with MaxxAir covers) on both my trailers. Never had mildew in 29 years of trailer ownership combined. And I have lived in some pretty humid places over the years.
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I'm curious if folks recommending damp rid to prevent mildew are doing so with windows closed? Seems like if windows are open the damp rid will be collecting moisture from the whole great outdoors. But then windows closed cuts down on circulation and creates conditions for mildew. Can ya'll clarify? Thanks from humid North Carolina!
The amount of humidity in the air doesn't matter; it's the amount of moisture on the surfaces that promotes mildew. And moving air makes it less likely that moisture will collect on surfaces in the first place. So Damp-Rid plus open windows works better than Damp-Rid and closed windows, even if the air is humid.
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