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Old 06-23-2008, 07:30 PM   #1
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How do you take moisture out without air cond..

looking for a way to take the moisture level down in the evenings without running the air conditioner...

Are there small dehumidifiers out there for this?
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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We use a desiccant to keep the air dry. I think it is called dri-rid. Since we are in the BR at night, that is where we use the stuff.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:33 PM   #3
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John, we looked at dehumidifers and decided against one based on their size and price. We use Dri Rid like Stiles. It works pretty good.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:04 AM   #4
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There are small de-humidifiers available at Wal-Mart and others. We have used a Windchaser brand portable compact dehumidifier for over three years now and feel confident in it's functionality. It is amazing how much moisture is in the air. Here is a link:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4532762
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:00 AM   #5
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We use the Dri Rid in the middle of the trailer....
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:51 AM   #6
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silly question.. how does the dri rid work?
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:00 AM   #7
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Real good, Not a chemist, but I think the dessicant absorbs the moisture in the air and the water collects in a small bowl underneath, when bowl reaches certain depth, just throw it out. Ours is the black one that is "somewhat decorative"........
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:19 AM   #8
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Do you have to replace anything often with that system?
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:35 AM   #9
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First, I need to correct my earlier statement. I said we use Dri Rid. I was wrong. We use Damp Rid.

Yes, the damp rid itself (at least the one we use) are small BB size pellets that are contained in a bag. When we pour out the water, we check the bag and you'll know when it's time to be replaced. You can get replacements and the damp rid system at Walmart; Bed, Bath & Beyond, etc.

Here is a link to the damprid site.
http://www.damprid.dsiwebbuilder.com...asp?cat=176180

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Old 06-24-2008, 09:29 AM   #10
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Yeah, Ours is Damp Rid also. DW says she just empties out the water and refills the top with the granules. Sounds like the same as Tammy and Bernie use.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:53 PM   #11
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Can the liquid be discarded down the drain, or should it be handled separately?
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:41 AM   #12
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We pour ours down the drain. We have done that in all of our rigs and have never had a problem.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:44 PM   #13
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One way we reduce the moisture is to crack two windows--mind you I said "crack" and run the fantastic fan to move the air along during the day. Just the air movement will eliminate some of the moisture in the air. At night, in cooler weather, we will leave those windows cracked and run the heater if necessary, the fan if it's hot.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:49 PM   #14
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Good advice Lisa. To expound on how simple this is, if I'm cooking, the windows in the kitchen are cracked even when it's 20 below 0. The moisture that cooking creates is incredible. We have found that running the fantastic fan and slightly cracking the kitchen windows (even in the dead of winter) goes a long way at decreasing the moisture build up in the rig.

The same in the bathroom. I don't care if it's in the dead of an Alaskan winter, if we are in the shower, we open the door to the toilet room and run the fan in the ceiling to help pull out that excess moisture.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:22 PM   #15
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We have been in Oregon near the coast for two mmonths. We started developing mold and it was too cold to use the air conditioner. We visited a marine supply store and bought an Air-Dryr 500 for about $50. It draws almost no power and can run 24 hours a day. After about 2 or 3 days we had the inside humidity down into the 50-60% range, rather than the high 70s when we started. And the windows were no lonerg fogged up most of the day. A couple of days ago the humidity was 30% lower than outside. The unit pulls in damp air, heats it and evaporates the moisture. It is not too hot to handle. It is available from www.davisnet.com. We are so glad we bought it.
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