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Old 03-12-2017, 05:01 PM   #1
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Comparison question: Twins & Queen

I've read over the years what I would say could be a relationship of queen bed users and reports of mold under the bed. What I can't say I have read is the same type of reports from people who have the twin bed setups.
I realize the process of getting the humidity under control will solve/help resolve any mold issues in either style bed, so that's not my concern.

So can anyone shed some light on the following: Is there a higher chance of getting the under bed mold using a queen bed compared to using twin beds? Thanks all.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:26 AM   #2
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While looking over a 2017 Classic twin, I noticed the outdoor storage compartments under each twin bed had a 1-way diffuser. I do not know if it was ducted from the heat pump or just a transfer duct to try and maintain an internal trailer condition in the outdoor storage compartment. I did not notice one in the queen under bed outdoor storage locker.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:36 AM   #3
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The classic beds do not set on plywood like other units. The beds are on slats and raised so air can flow under and around the mattress. So mold won't be a problem on these units.
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My classic twins on solid plywood, no mold since late October. The duct you see is for airflow from outboard registers in the "top" of the two outboard storage lockers, for airflow around bunks. So you get "heated" outdoor lockers for pantry storage or whatever that stay above outdoor ambient when it's freezing, but not too warm, since the heat convects up into the bedroom.
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:03 PM   #5
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The twins in my unit rest on plywood too. Maybe this is something Airstream changed in latter Classics?? Don't know what good it would do unless the outside storage areas were insulated and sealed off from the bottom of the bed ...which they aren't. No mold though
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We used DRI-DEK 1'x1' interlocking tiles under the bed on our sailboat where mold was an issue. The tiles snap together, can be trimmed once in place and are flexible. This solved the mold and mildew problem. We haven't had the need to put them under the bed on our Airstream yet, but may proactively add them this summer. As a side note, we do use them (as a 3'x3' mat) at the outdoor shower to hose off our dog and keep her paws out of the mud.
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We have a 2009 Classic with twin beds.. Never noticed any mold under the bed, however, when stripping everything down to do laundry, I noticed that a pillow that was up against the wall (mouse fur) was really, really damp on my husband's side. Is this from condensation? We were south and then came home to much cooler temps.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:29 PM   #8
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I've read over the years what I would say could be a relationship of queen bed users and reports of mold under the bed. What I can't say I have read is the same type of reports from people who have the twin bed setups.
I realize the process of getting the humidity under control will solve/help resolve any mold issues in either style bed, so that's not my concern.

So can anyone shed some light on the following: Is there a higher chance of getting the under bed mold using a queen bed compared to using twin beds? Thanks all.
Now THAT'S a good question causing me to check under the Queen bed in my 2016 FC.
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I've read over the years what I would say could be a relationship of queen bed users and reports of mold under the bed. What I can't say I have read is the same type of reports from people who have the twin bed setups.
I realize the process of getting the humidity under control will solve/help resolve any mold issues in either style bed, so that's not my concern.

So can anyone shed some light on the following: Is there a higher chance of getting the under bed mold using a queen bed compared to using twin beds? Thanks all.
Now THAT'S a good question, and causes me to check under my Queen bed in my 2016FC.
(Current ly stored outside)
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:43 PM   #10
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Our 2014 FC25FB twin curb-side under-bed locker space is shared with the water heater so it is usually quite warm when parked and not in storage. I have power cables and hoses in this locker. I have never had mildew in it.

The street-side locker carries a cordless drill, chocks, wrenches (I have an Andersen hitch), and my rivet kit. There is quite a lot of space for air to circulate. I have never had mildew in it either.

The front locker extends under the heads of the beds. It carries leggo blocks, cow mat pads, air compressor, and woven poly patio pads. Its walls and ceiling are covered with black carpet. I think this locker would be the most likely to have a mildew problem but non here either.

The mattress platforms are plywood.

This trailer is stored in an unheated attached garage when it is not on the road.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:23 PM   #11
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Never a bad idea to keep a dehumidifier running inside, if you have storage access to 110V. I set mine to maintain about 50% humidity, which is on the low side.
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AC dehumidifier

A quick and easy way to remove humidity from your trailer is to close door and windows and then run the AC for a while. It will dry out your trailer. Put a bucket under your condensate hose and you will be surprised at the amount of water being removed from the trailer cabin.
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