Minimize the humidity


It makes sense to first get the moisture out of your RV as it might contribute to condensation. There are several ways to approach it, and each strategy has advantages.

1. Release the air

In general, cold weather lowers outdoor humidity levels. If vented, the propane furnace in your RV creates warm, dry air. A natural flow is produced when your roof vent is partially or fully opened. This movement removes warm, humid air, draws in cold, dry air, and then warms the drier air. The humidity in your RV will be reduced, but it isn’t particularly energy-efficient.

2. Grabbing moisture

There are many different kinds of moisture snatchers and absorbers, but they all function in the same way. In surplus moisture from the air, desiccant materials like buckets or bags absorb it and deposit it somewhere else. Utilizing moisture grabbers in cabinets and closets can help prevent condensation in compact areas. However, they don’t function as quickly or can’t soak up enough water to completely dehumidify an RV.

  1. An electric dehumidifier

Three kinds of dehumidifiers that run on electricity may be identified:

  • Peltier dehumidifiers
  • Dehumidifiers using refrigerants
  • Dehumidifiers with desiccant.

Peltier dehumidifiers

The Eva-Dry Petite Dehumidifier and the Ivation Mid-Size Thermoelectric Intelligent Dehumidifier both utilise the same kind of thermoelectric module to operate.

A heatsink or a collection of metal fins are used to connect the cold side of a thermoelectric module. While the water condenses on the fins, a collecting tank captures humid air and blows the dry air back into the room.

Dehumidifiers using refrigerants

The same method used to cool the inside metal coils of domestic refrigerators is employed in this kind of dehumidifier to produce a cold surface. In contrast to the thermoelectric, there is a model of the hOmeLabs 1,500 square feet that is larger and quieter. The 10 ft Energy Star dehumidifier is among the most often used RV dehumidifiers.

Dehumidifiers with desiccant

Similar to moisture grabbers, these dehumidifiers extract moisture from the air using extremely effective desiccant material. The ideal operating range for this dehumidifier is between 40°F and 68°F. As a consequence, they are perfect for RV owners who wish to store their vehicles at temperatures below 68 degrees Fahrenheit or who want to store them in frigid environments all winter.

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