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    Best RV dehumidifier...

    Hello all,
    I have a Sundance 3100 RB 5er and live in the good old PNW. My family and I like to camp all year round. For instance, we are headed to Astoria Oregon between Christmas and New Years. I am researching dehumidifiers and very few reviews talk about RV use. I am looking at a 25-30 pint unit. Anybody have any favorites? I am wondering about effectiveness and noise, etc,.
    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Re: Best RV dehumidifier...

    I can't help much with something to use while occupying the RV but I would recommend keeping a couple vents open to help let the moisture escape. Not ideal for heat efficiency but really helps with the condensation issues!

    When the RV is not being used, try one of THESE. The Happy's with a couple of DriZAirs does an excellent job of keeping things dry! We too live in the Pacific Northwet!

    And...I would be remiss if I did not encourage you to look at our newly formed WA Chapter of the Heartland Owners Club. We had our first rally this year in Anacortes and I am currently soliciting members for suggestions about the 2012 rally.

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    Re: Best RV dehumidifier...

    Look up CJ Wigley. I think her and JD ran one at one time.

    Jim

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    Re: Best RV dehumidifier...

    We use the
    Frigidaire 30-Pint 2-Speed Dehumidifier

    It has only 2 speeds, the lower is not much quieter than the higher, but it does a super job at pulling the humidity out. We got it at Lowe's. They have a 20% military discount, so you or someone you may know can save some money.

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    Re: Best RV dehumidifier...

    Back when we had a sailboat I would leave a
    Household dehumidifier run. However when not on board we would let the water run into the sink and thus back into the water. Worked for us real well.
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    Re: Best RV dehumidifier...

    Not being used to the PNW maybe I can't understand your particular humidity problem.. In Oklahoma we only have a humidity problem in the spring and summer. We use use our air conditioners as dehumidifiers.. In the winter our forced air heating systems really dry out our air, so we have to install humidifiers on our heating units. Or we have portable humidifiers. This is to put humidity back into the air or our skin gets really dry. So maybe forced air heater such as the one in your RV should help control your humidity. Good Luck.
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    Re: Best RV dehumidifier...

    We just came back from Michigan and our Sundance the first night condensed all the windows up with moister. After the first night the central heat dried the air out. We didn't have any trouble afterwords.
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    Re: Best RV dehumidifier...

    Seattle here. We often go to the coast with our trailer and during the winter humidity is a big problem. Too warm to use the furnace much and much too cold to use the AC. We always leave a window and a vent cracked and always us the fan over the stove when cooking. Both of those things help. With our old trailer we had a clothes drying rack that installed out side under the awning. Would hang wet rain gear out there to avoid bringing in more moisture. Often 55 to 60 and raining. We have been there in the summer and had colder weather.

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    Re: Best RV dehumidifier...

    Thanks Guys,
    It seems our Central heat actually adds to the problem (I was told that propane heat was very wet). When it's 34-45 outside and 67 inside...Vents open using the fan already. It's not NEAR as bad as our old ultra-light TT but still bad enough that it may cause problems in the future. The Frigidaire model was the one I was leaning to, so that settles it for me. Thanks! We live, across the sound from Seattle, on the Hood Canal and want to ensure the ever present moisture doesn't hamper us in the future. As far as the owners club, I see some info is available I'll take a look...Thank-You.
    Mike

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    Re: Best RV dehumidifier...

    Your Central heat is vented outside so not a problem. The stove and oven are not vented so they are a good source of moisture.

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