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Posted: 12/02/19 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or since it’s a diy conversion, if you go full hippie and put a small wood stove in it for heat, that will dry things out as good as a dehumidifier.


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Thank you, everyone, for all the helpful suggestions! I think my solution is going to involve a bit of everything.

I ordered a small dehumidifier, and some damp rid type stuff. I picked up a tiny heater at a thrift store. I'm running my big heater, with a window and the roof vent open, for about 6 hours a day, some in the morning and some in the evening. I'm keeping the cabinet doors open. The weather has improved a little, but not a lot.

The insides of my cabinets are finally dry!

The weather has improved a little, but not a lot. I think the thing that tipped me over into problem land was that I tried to dry my wet rain clothes, and a couple pieces of wet laundry, in front of the heater with the roof vent closed. Now I know better.

Long-term, I might make some structural changes to the cabinets. And I was planning to build more cabinets next summer, so now I know that I need to incorporate air circulation into the new ones!


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If the outside metal of the van is the back side of the cabinet some ridged or even reflectix type insulation would help.


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