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Tomsuver 05-18-2015 06:49 PM

Condensation in our x17z
We went camping this weekend and started out nice but last night was really cold. It rained all day and at night it snowed. We had the heat cranked quite high. The condensation was really bad on our fold out beds. So bad that we had to sleep on the couch and the dinette. Water kept dripping on the mattresses. Is there anything you guys recommend to do next time the weather is soo cold and crappy?

rabalin 05-18-2015 07:00 PM

Cracking your bathroom vent open a inch or so, and unzipping a window a couple inches on each end has said to help. What really works are a product called PUG's Pop Up Gizmos.com check out the website for details. With the snow you got the Gizmo's would have been the right ticket for you, good luck

dedeanddon 05-19-2015 06:58 PM

agree with above. also you could turn on the bath vent or vent above the stove. instead of the pugs we purchased survival blankets from Cabelas and lay them on top the canvas over the beds and attach with plastic clamps I found at Home Depot. they work good except in strong winds

RedHorse1 05-24-2015 07:56 PM

Our PUG's helped as did openining the bath vent (I installed a MaxxAir cover). We didn't have condensation probs. this was in the now gone X23B.

Novanorm 05-26-2015 11:06 AM

Same thing happened to me last weekend. Second night I used bunk end fans (hadn't had a chance to use them) and unzipped a corner in each end. didn't use any other vent fans. Had minimal condensation in the ends and that was with six people and two dogs that night.

Jagiven 05-26-2015 11:28 AM

I have never used Pugs, but everyone says they are great. the key is to give the moisture a way to get out. All I do is open the bathroom roof vent aobut 1/2 - 1 inch, and open at least one the side window in each bunk about 2-3 inches. I place the zipper at the highest point and then open them up just a bit and pull the fabric back to leave an air gap for the moisture to escape. Our first cold weather trip was like you described, ever since this method works great for us.

Tomsuver 05-27-2015 06:15 AM

Thanks for all the replies. Yes I tried unzipping the corners and opening the vents but we had a crappy spot where the wind kept turning and rained hard so every time I unzipped one side then the wind pushed in the rain in a bit and it kept following me LOL. Bathroom vent had to be closed cause I was afraid the wind will take it. We had 50-80 km/h winds. We will try to be more ready next time. That weekend would not make not go camping again. Happy camping everyone

Jagiven 05-27-2015 07:28 AM

We added a max air vent cover, we leave the vent open year round,

Try opening unzipping the windows a bit less. How we do it you do not even see screen.

charles_cincy 05-27-2015 12:32 PM

+1 on the Maxx air cover.

RoyBraddy 05-27-2015 02:46 PM

We have a couple of these O-2 COOL 10-inch AC/12DC/D-CELLS portable fan from WALMART which are whisper quiet and put out alot of air.

Just moving air around inside the trailer helps us for condensation in our OFF-ROAD POPUP with tent bed ends.

Roy ken

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