I have a problem with my 1995 Leisure Travel Freedom wide body. When we use the furnace, especially on a rainy night, we have condensation on the inside of every window in the motorhome.
Is there anything that can be done to eliminate or reduce the amount of condensation? Any help would be appreciated.
ANSWER: This is a common problem for RVers that do a lot of camping during the winter. Since an RV is sealed up tightly during the winter, the humidity will become a problem. Running the furnace, cooking, taking a hot shower, or even breathing will cause excessive moisture in the RV. This moisture will build up on the inside of windows, walls, etc.; in some cases, this moisture will even freeze inside the RV.
One of the things you can do is invest in a dehumidifier or a couple of dehumidifiers for a larger RV to get the moisture under control. Running a dehumidifier will definitely help. You can also get some DampRid Moisture absorbing crystals or packets and spread them around the RV. Make sure that you read the instructions on these crystals and packets thoroughly. If you have any kids or pets you want to make sure that you keep any chemicals, such as crystals out of their reach.
The video below gives even more information on products that will help eliminate moisture accumulation in your RV.
Here are links to the products mentioned in the video:
* When you take a shower, you should open the nearest roof vent to get the moisture out, and if the vent has an electric fan, you should turn it on. You should do the same thing when washing dishes in your RV.
* If possible, keep at least one window or vent cracked to help eliminate the moisture buildup problem.
Once you discover the moisture, you should start drying windows, walls, etc., to prevent mold and mildew from forming.
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