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pianotuna

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Posted: 10/01/18 08:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What to do about condensation?

The cause of the condensation is the walls are below the dew point temperature. If the walls can be made warm enough the problem disappears. Running a fan to circulate air may help to raise the temperature on the surface of the wall.

One other solution is to reduce the relative humidity inside the RV.

The easiest way to do that is to open a roof vent a bit, find the furthest window from the vent and open that a bit. An electric heater near the window will improve that and keep you warmer. I'd suggest a low wattage radiant type, or a small oil filled (if the oil filled can be on a shelf so the air from the window passes over the fins.)

I know opening a vent and window when it is cold seems counter intuitive, but it does work.

Another possible solution is an electric dehumidifier--but the cooler it is the poorer they work. They are generally energy hogs, some what bulky and definitely noisy.


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One of the best posts that has ever been made on this forum.
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Very well written and clear directions. Those of us who have struggled through trying so many different ideas, could have saved alot of time with this one! Thank you!


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Posted: 11/20/18 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another way to deal with pipes that freeze! (Thanks Chris Bryant)

https://www.oemheaters.com/product/6109/12v-dc-heat-cable-5-wattsfoot

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My RV winterization technique is to spend the winter at the Howls. Warm winter (avg January temp is 66F. Of course, the hot summer temps encourage us to travel to more temperate climates when the desert summer is six weeks off (May Day) and head for cooler climes in the intermountain west. Lots of great trout fishing to try. I've never been close to being a winter person. Don't like snow and ice. As close to winter as I ever want to get is watching the Winter Olympics on the toob.

I've read some of the posts in this thread and y'all must have the real pioneer spirit, but those who enjoy winter should do that. But not me. Winter is a time to be endured, not enjoyed. I DO enjoy the winter temps of SW Arizona and Punta Penasco is a two-hour drive in the toad. There is a beachfront RV park where we'd probably go.

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I was asked to post this here so here it is.

It is meant more for those that only camp for short times in cold weather but you may find things that help you out as well.

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????I am early currently in a Winnebago view 2009, definitely not made for four seasons but that has all changed I cannot believe manufactures do not try to protect water pipes in any part of the region to at least try to sell their products for a longer usage throughout the year this is what I’ve done to my Winnebago to make it for season. I have been in 6° weather Just crossing my fingers to make it through the first winter in the Sierras with the changes I’ve made??This is the link to my YouTube channel where I’ve tried to document my full-time adventures
https://youtu.be/bL2FGnGWC-8

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As a full timer in the winter you have to be creative check out my fixes on my RV to become more 4 season
https://youtu.be/bL2FGnGWC-8

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Posted: 02/05/19 08:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My solution to winter if to spend it in SW Arizona and a RO water system.

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this video shows how I Live full-time in in the Sierras Mountains https://youtu.be/o8yN2hLuNw4
I am putting up a new.video every week if you subscribe you will get the info
stay safe ????

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