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Old 06-08-2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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Wet under mattress

We just finished our first camping trip. It was a success. We noticed that when we folded the beds in that the surface underneath each mattress was very wet. On both beds. Is this normal? Does it have to do with he outside/inside temperatures?
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:13 PM   #2
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It might help to tell us what type camper you have.
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Either that or someone has a bladder problem! lol

Most likely condensation. What was the temp in/out?? And what kinda camper ya have?
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he has a Jay Feather x17z.


Based on his post and saying "we folded the beds in" it was obvious its a hybrid
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:18 PM   #5
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Excessive moisture INSIDE an RV is generally considered unacceptable.


If it was just condensation, figure a way to get better airflow through the area.


Otherwise find the leak and fix it!
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:24 PM   #6
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Thanks. It's a x17z

We had the heat on at night and the outside temperature was somewhere around 40°
Since we were gone most of the day we didn't leave the windows by the bunk areas unzipped but closed.
But yeah we had to use a towel to dry off those areas.
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That may have been the problem. The heat escaping through the bunk ends and the cold temps outside seem like the culprit. That used to happen to me in my Coleman alot. Unzipping the ends should elminate most of the moisture. But have it known, when temps are that low and the heat within the unit is high, there will always be condensation. Venting is a must.
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That usually happens in our unit when it's chilly out. Usually a little worse when it's chilly enough to turn on the heat!
In those cases. I make sure to lift the mattresses up for an hour or two in the morning - it dries pretty quickly.
It's best to crack a window or vent to keep the condensation down to a minimum.
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This issue of moisture around and under the matresses is a known problem, especially when it is cold outside, and you have the heat on. Some suggestions to keep this moisture to a minimum have been to unzip the sides or corner windows by an inch or two to allow airflow from the inside out. Others have suggested a dehumidifier.

I open the zippers at each end about two inches worth; this has helped keep the moisture buildup to a small amount.
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Something like this might help.
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