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Old 09-30-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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moisture inside tent ends

For he second weekend in a row, we went camping and it is cooler in the midwest but not cold (lower 50's). And both times the tent ends were soaked with moisture on the inside. Is there w way to prevent this? Or what am I doing wrong?

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Old 09-30-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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Hi,

From what know, this happened when I had my Pop-up camper. It is condensation from your breath when sleeping. The best way to get rid of it, is to open a few vents, or the top of the end zippers (we opened ours about 2 inches or so) to promote air flow, or maybe use the small fan to circulate air while you sleep.

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Old 09-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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Pop-up Gizmos to the rescue!
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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We've been leaving the bathroom door cracked and running the fantastic fan on the lowest setting at night. On each bunk end we open one corner a couple of inches and you can feel the air get sucked through. We keep the furnace really low, only kick it on in the 50s and use the mattress pads and sleeping bags to keep warm. Not a problem this way. I've been tempted to try to put some sort of closable vent on the bathroom door so that in the heat we could leave the fan running and open up the top of the bathroom door (heat rises, get it out of the camper) and in the winter open a lower vent in the door so that the colder air is pulled out.

Maybe one day I'll get the guts to tinker with modding the bathroom door for that.
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As Marteau points out - PUGS (Pop-Up Gizmos) will help you here. Still need to vent the unit, but PUGS will go a long way to helping you out.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #6
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As Marteau points out - PUGS (Pop-Up Gizmos) will help you here. Still need to vent the unit, but PUGS will go a long way to helping you out.
How do the PUGS help?
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:22 AM   #7
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Condensation occurs in areas where water laden air is cooled. The perfect incubator would be a warm TT with tent ends (where warm air meets cold unhindered) and the occupants are creating moisture by breathing (or the relative humidity is high).

Creating airflow will help or insulate the area to slow down the amount of heat loss....Pop-up Gizmos should help with heat loss at night and cooling loss during the day.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:06 AM   #8
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The PUGS act as a insulation barrier on the top of the tent end, helping to keep the canvas warmer due to the air pocket and PUG resting on top. Warmer canvas does not condense the water vapor you're expiring as readily. You still have to crack a window somewhere, but you don't need to be as aggressive w/ it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:38 AM   #9
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We leave our bathroom vent open with the fan running. We don't have any condensation issues.....
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:49 AM   #10
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We had the same issue last year on our hunting trip in December. I believe it was 15 degrees at night and we would routinely wipe down the inside of the bunk ends with a towel to dry it up. We would be sleeping and the water would drip on our face and/or soak the blankets. It was obviously really cold and we had 5 adults in the camper so it was worse than most would experience. For $100 for both ends, I think I will invest in some of those PUGS for ours.

Anyone know how long they take to ship?
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