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Old 06-20-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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dehumidifier

Has anyone used one of the small dehumidifiers with any success in their hybrid? I am debating on getting one or whether to just go with popup gizmos for the end bunks. Any recommendations are appreciated. First trip of the year coming up in 2 weeks and I can't wait.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:11 AM   #2
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I Use one

I use one in our RV. I can't remember the brand off the top of my head but it is fairly tiny, about 3"x4"x8". It runs quietly, just a low level hum that does not even come close to the noise of your A/C or heating systems.

Since we started using it, I plug it in every trip no matter the conditions, we have not had any moisture inside our windows. Our MH is not as bad for moisture as our Hybrid was but four adults were still capable of steaming the glass. At best it might remove 3-4 ounces of water a day, but that little bit seems to be enough to make a difference.

We do other things to combat moisture as well, including cooking outside as often as possible and we choose to use the shower stall as hanging storage, so the bathroom never gets steamed up.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Griswald One. That is right about the size that I am looking at. I have had occasional moisture on the bunk ends in hot weather with the air running and even leaving the windows opened a bit and fans running, it still gets somewhat wet. I will wait to see if I get any more recommendations, but I appreciate your quick response.
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Unless your camping somewhere cold you will not need a dehumidifier. That is more of a spring and fall thing.

I have not seen many popup gizmos used recently. I know I do not have any.

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I've been thinking of buying one. Please keep us updated on the brand and how well it works. thanks
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:24 PM   #6
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PUG's and a dehumidifier do 2 different things completely.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:47 PM   #7
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Warm climates can create moisture to!

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Unless your camping somewhere cold you will not need a dehumidifier. That is more of a spring and fall thing.
I still plug mine in even in the warm months. The temperature differential between the outside air and your Air Conditioned interior can still result in moisture build up. Particularily at night while you are sleeping in the canvas area.

I Googled quickly and am told the average adult breathes/sweats out 700ml per day. So four people, during eight hours of sleep, emit just shy of 1 Litre of moisture. When you create a temperature differential you can easily exceed the Dew Point and that moisture naturally accumulates on cold surfaces... In this case your Hybrid's canvas. That is just from your breathing and does not take into account the water vapour generated by the pasta you boiled for dinner or the hot shower you took before climbing into bed.

Moisture in any form is the greatest enemy of an RV. My little dehumidifier may only be doing a small part in the battle against moisture, but I will take any advantage I can get.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:09 PM   #8
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I went with the low-tech solution. Was originally looking at the "Dri Z Air" system, but on my last trip through Wally World, I can across a giant bucket of dehumidifier crystals in the RV section (right beside the DZA). Relatively inexpensive, and should last for 6 months after which you toss it and buy a new one. No mess; you pop the plastic lid exposing a breathable fabric cover and tuck it away in a corner. I will have to look up the name next time I'm in the TT - can't find it through online search.


Only had one real test so far; we had to pack up the HTT wet during on a very rainy Sunday in the Adirondacks. I opened up the pail when we got home and placed under the dinette, air dried the unit for a half day too, then into storage. Opening up the TT this weekend, there was no lingering sign of moisture or mildew.


The main thing I like about this solution is no electricity required. Works in storage and while boondocking.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:11 PM   #9
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I have an Eva dry runs off 12v or 110
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[QUOTE=Jagiven;420349]Unless your camping somewhere cold you will not need a dehumidifier. That is more of a spring and fall thing.

This is the one I've been using for 3 years now with no problems, it's an EVA Dry and it cost about $100.00.
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