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There is one issue that we need to learn to handle better. We are not experienced cold wheather campers and one night it was in the mid 20s and ran the furnace quite a bit. The next morning their was quite a bit of condensation. The next night it was much less as we left the fantastic fan partially open We still have much to learn about cold weather and dealling with moisture. Eddie

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Thank you so much for taking the time to address my questions !


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Get external vent covers so you can leave the roof vents open when driving, windy or in the rain. Typically the moisture is coming from your breathing, so only the vent closest to you has be open enough to allow the moisture to escape. We never did the window and vent treatments where it feels like you are in a dark cave - We prefer the natural light whether hot or cold.


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Bedlam, thanks for your input and advice and input. I followed much of it through the process of obtaining my Cascad. From going to 19.5 inch wheels and dealer to use. On the vents what is value of having them open when driving and no one is in the camper? We did have a lot of moisture on the passenger side slide and around windows even the bathroom. I see some people are using small dehumidifiers. Is this a option in your opinion that has value and can help? I'm going to try to put some pics on tomorrow. As mentioned in a earlier post, on our relatively quick trip, we enjoyed beautiful country from snow capped mountains in the NW to red desert in Wyoming. I believed God has given us a great Creation to enjoy and be good stewards of. Eddie

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For us, keeping the vents open always circulates in fresh air keeping the camper from smelling from adhesives when new and people when used. When we are not camping, I leave vents open rather than closing everything up. We have never had to use devices or desiccant to keep moisture abated and feel this is because we allow airflow whether sitting or moving.

Sadly we were not able to meet up on your trip, but I'm glad that some of my experiences and research helped you in your purchase and road trip. I would like to hear what that Cascade actually weighs on your truck since most of what I had was extrapolation from information I knew. I would also like hear how you like your new wheel setup...

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Like Bedlam we too would recommend vent covers. When camping in cold and humid weather (pretty much all the time here in winter in the PNW) we open the "cab" window a little bit (the window that looks at the truck) and the bathroom vent a bit. That seems to work pretty well.

After camping I put a 50 quart dehumidifier in the camper and run it for a couple of days to dry everything completely. Usually get a couple of buckets of water

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Here are some pics of our new Cascade.
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A few more pics. [image][image][image][image]

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Nice rig Faststreak. I can't believe there's another Mississippian on the TC thread. I live up in the De!ta. Don't have a truck camper yet but hope to order a Mammoth sometime after the first of the year. I'm trying to heal up from buying a new F450 right now.
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Lakelivr, what town are you in the delta? I'm in the Brandon Area. Have you decided who you will order your Host from? O wait I see the town Foote, have to look that one up. As you can tell I went to Oregon to get my Cascade. So far love ours.

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