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Waldo5461

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Posted: 02/26/12 02:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We live in our class C full time. The problem we have is high humidity. We open the windows when its nice to help circulate the air and have a dehumidifier, this helps some but we still have high humidity and some mold is starting to grow. Does anyone have suggestions that will help solve this problem?

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Get a dehumidifier.


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Humidity is largely a product of your geographical location. If you're staying in an AREA that has a high relative humidity you will have high relative humidity in the RV. Your dehumidifier or air conditioner should help remove it from the inside air (dehumidifier in winter months and air conditioner in summer months). for those in-between times you're pretty much stuck with what's in your area. IN order to get TRUE climate control you'd probably need to run the furnace and air conditioner at the same time as many industrial buildings do.


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donn0128 wrote:

Get a dehumidifier.


His post includes: circulate the air and have a dehumidifier.

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I think enough people have told you to use s dehumidifier even though you have stated you have one.

Nobody has said anything about the mold. I live in a high humidity place. No dehumidifier. No air conditioner , in the winter, either. Humidity levels over 90% are common.

For mold prevention on smooth surfaces like your ceiling liner & walls, clean them first then damp wipe down with diluted, maybe 20% clorox & water.

I wiped down the cabin of my boat. It is in storage & locked up. Still looks good. It got the clorox treatment 5 years ago. No mold. It is past due for a redo.


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Hi,

I "trick" my air conditioner by running an electric heater. I would not do this in temperatures that are below freezing.


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I run my A/C on "fan-only" whenever I leave the rig, even if only for a brief time. If temp/humidity allow, I'll open the windows. Gets air circulated throughout the RV, even in the ductwork where mold can build up.

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I am guessing your dehumidifier is not the electric water collecting kind? We have a 70 pint electric dehumidifier and it is no longer an issue. We can dial up the humidity level we want. No worries. Problem solved. And this is in a hybrid. It is about the size of a real small ice box and runs only some of the time.


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