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Old 02-05-2024, 05:37 AM   #21
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Thiss! I literally just started a new thread in the Winter Living forum looking for reviews myself. Had no idea you started this yesterday. Did not mean to step on your toes!

Anyway, I had been searching the forums and found that people liked the Ivation dessicant. This is what is currently on Amazon. Is it compact enough for you?
https://www.amazon.com/Ivation-13-Pi...cx_mr_hp_atf_m

Theres also this one.. a little pricey, but if it keeps the windows dry.... no mold = priceless!
https://www.eva-dry.com/product/edv-...-dehumidifier/


Its encouraging to see you like the Gocheer. It was one I was looking at also. I am definitely interested in the non-compressor styles. May I ask which one it was better than???

Good to know about the canisters too. I found these too. You plug them in to "recharge" them (dry them out).
https://www.amazon.com/Eva-Dry-Renew...cx_mr_hp_atf_m
When I'm staying in my 23FB, I (use and swear) by the Ivation 13-Pint Small-Area Desiccant Dehumidifier. It fits on the bathroom counter, it's quiet, and it pulls a LOT of moisture out of the air. I've been looking for something cordless/rechargeable and hassle-free to keep my coach's humidity level below 60% when it's in storage – I'll give Eva-Dry E-500s a try. Thanks, Bearstream01!
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Old 02-05-2024, 07:21 AM   #22
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That is a lot of recommendations for the same product. Ordered.

I didn’t see anything in the product description relating to the type of desiccant. Does it come with some initially or do I need to go buy some?

Thanks!
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That is a lot of recommendations for the same product. Ordered.

I didn’t see anything in the product description relating to the type of desiccant. Does it come with some initially or do I need to go buy some?

Thanks!
I havent tried them yet. I assumed they came filled. Doesnt look like you can add or change out the dessicant. But I have a few thoughts…
1. Ive read the orange/green dessicant is non-toxic (as opposed to the blue/pink variety) so thats good
2. Im thinking I want to take them home to “recharge” them otherwise Im just putting the moisture back in the air no?
3. After reading horror stories of Damp Rid packs leaking, I would put these in a plastic bucket or bowl just in case.
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I forgot to mention that, in addition to using the 13-pint Ivation desiccant dehumidifier, I placed HyperVent mats under the mattresses when I bought my current Airstream. In addition to preventing moisture from accumulating under the beds, they seem to have the added benefit of keeping the cold from seeping up through the mattresses (this could be my imagination, though). I'll report back after I've had a chance to try out the Eva-Dry E-500s that were delivered yesterday evening.
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Old 02-10-2024, 05:39 AM   #25
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Just waking up up after the first night with Ivation 13 pint.

Game changer!

First time we have ever had dry windows in the winter.

Thanks folks!
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Old 05-14-2024, 11:45 AM   #26
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Well, now it's almost summer and entering another dehumidifying season. We maybe plug in 50% of the time to 30A and boondock quite a bit. Even when it's cool a big complaint I hear is clamminess, so I started looking for a dehumidifier. With this in mind we need a model that doesn't use much electricity, preferably lightweight, compact, and doesn't break the bank. I checked the Ivation 13 pint recommended here but it's 240W, so a lot of electricity.

There are pretty close to a billion small dehumidifiers on Amazon (thanks China!) and based on the number of reviews, price point, and performance I tentatively settled on this candidate. It's 6lbs, 34oz/day, 96oz tank, and 60W*, $77. It says 800 ft sq, so I think that's big enough for our 25' GT. Anything else I should be thinking about? Recommendations?

*We have 4x100Ah (1200W) lithium batteries and solar, so running it 12hrs/day is 720W, so not a huge drain.
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Following up my post, it does help to read previous posts. In doing so the Gocheer is only 48W and beats my candidate with a bigger tank as well. I also am learning a desiccant model might be better since it's the cool clammy nights that are mostly the issue. But the power consumption of these is pretty high and they produce a lot of heat (hence the power consumption). Back to the drawing board...
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Following up my post, it does help to read previous posts. In doing so the Gocheer is only 48W and beats my candidate with a bigger tank as well. I also am learning a desiccant model might be better since it's the cool clammy nights that are mostly the issue. But the power consumption of these is pretty high and they produce a lot of heat (hence the power consumption). Back to the drawing board...
Correction: the tank is smaller on the Gocheer.
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Old 05-16-2024, 10:03 AM   #29
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We have a 28 twin and use a decadent dehumidifier. We set it on the top of the storage in the very front.... on the left/curb side and plug into the outlet under the window. The unit holds two quarts of water, so we empty in the morning. It works great and eliminates any and all humidity problem.
We have been using the GE "GE Energy Star Portable Dehumidifier 22 Pint, Perfect for Bedroom, Basement & Garage or Rooms up to 1500 Sq Ft" with our AS for past 3 years. We keep in the shower when traveling in the packing foam bottom it came in. When in use, we move to front when sleeping and rear when lounging in our 28' Twin. It works hard usually first day/night, and fills in about 6-8 hours, and is a bit warm. With AC not an issue, and in winter, nice, when in colder climate, but it gets very comfortable after first fill/empty cycle, and runs as needed keeping it nice inside. Not sure if it is a Descent model?
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That GE sounds like a desiccant model.

When boondocking, what about going old school with a few desiccant holders? They are nearly as efficient as the smaller non desiccant models and I bet three of them would be more efficient.
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