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Old 08-14-2003, 06:38 AM   #1
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MILDEW/solar ventilator

After months of wet weather we are having a mildew problem on the walls of the unit. Actually, we would have it everywhere but we only have WALLS in there now...nothing else but plumbing, electric wires and gas lines and a nice pergo floor!!!

When we had a sailboat we put in a solar ventilator that really helped that and I wondered if anyone else has ever tried it to help mildew problems. I don't care about having to cut another hole in the top...we have cut so many lately it's looking like swiss cheese!!! [added a 30amp twist plug, battery vent & water outlet]

Any other mildew solutions would be welcome but we can't leave power on in there and I know about Damp-rid crystals but they get messy and I'd rather have a passive solution.

I know there is a spray that's supposed to retart mildew but didn't know if it really was worth it. Would some sort of waxy polish on the interior walls help?
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Old 08-14-2003, 08:18 AM   #2
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You can coat the walls with "Future floor acrylic."

It's available at most any grocery store.

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Get some tubs of Damp-Rid at just about any hardware stores (or one of several similar products). Set the Damp-Rid tubs in foil baking pans because they will run over in really humid weather.

I keep several tubs in my trailer and it is always dry and sweet smelling.
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I may have to rely on the Damp rid...

So you think the solar ventilator wouldn't be a good idea? It sure made a difference on a 25' sailboat!!! That thing was like a perpetual motion machine.

Of course it usually doesn't rain this much here. I have wanted to try the Future tho. Thanks
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