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Old 03-08-2016, 03:28 PM   #11
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When camping we leave the little mini-window above the sink open. Very little issues with condensation. The times I forgot to open the window the underside of the mattress was wet and water was dripping off the inside of the tenting.

A pop-up doesn't have this issue because it breathes more.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:25 PM   #12
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Yes, I keep the zipper cracked open at the upper corner on each tent end and the kitchen window. The bathroom vent fan lid cracked about an 1".
X2, however we never open the kitchen window.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:36 PM   #13
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Another for vent cover and vent open - always open about 1", even in storage.
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Thank you, everyone, for your ideas. I'm going to give it a couple of nights on our way to CA, and if we still have the problem, I really like the small dehumidifier idea! Happy Camping!
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You might also try heating with an electric space heater instead of your propane furnace. Propane produces a lot of moisture when it burns. Electric heat is very dry, and helps to minimize the moisture in any trailer.
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2x on using small ceramic heaters
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You might also try heating with an electric space heater instead of your propane furnace. Propane produces a lot of moisture when it burns. Electric heat is very dry, and helps to minimize the moisture in any trailer.
Cooking (propane stove & boiling water etc.) and, of course, showering/bathing put a lot of moisture in the air, too.
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I agree, and have a small electric heater/fan that we will use when plugged in. However, my DH and I were discussing how propane would/could produce moisture. The exhaust from the furnace is channeled outside, so I don't understand how that works. I love science!
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Condensation=wet mattress bottoms! We've been back and forth with our dealer, who also contacted Jayco. Brand new hybrid, had condensation on the bottom of mattresses from the first trip to the point that we started getting mold on the bottom. We felt a cool breeze coming up under the mattress at the hinge and put towels across it and under the mattress, which really only resulted in wet towels under our mattress! Jayco said they are aware of the problem and did replace our mattresses - one time only. I was going to get waterproof mattress protectors on bottom of mattresses, but this results in more work setting up!! After reading the suggestions here, we're going to put a MaxxAir cover over the bathroom vent and leave that open full time and keep the kitchen window cracked when not using A/C. Hope this season is drier and less stressful!
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I agree, and have a small electric heater/fan that we will use when plugged in. However, my DH and I were discussing how propane would/could produce moisture. The exhaust from the furnace is channeled outside, so I don't understand how that works. I love science!
X2. The propane (as well as food and water boiling) from your cooking stove puts moisture inside the trailer. The propane furnace does not, as it vents to the exterior of the trailer. But just breathing, sweating and living in your trailer puts out a lot of moisture.

Lots of good suggestions already given for how to deal with it.
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