Question: I live in a travel trailer. Found a lot of moisture under the mattress today. Small heater is on at all times. What can I do to get rid of the moisture? I do live in Tacoma,Wash.
Answer: Condensation is a common issue when the heat is running in an RV. Here are a few suggestions:
- Open a vent or window slightly to provide some air circulation.
- Put some Damp-Rid (or similar product) in various locations around the RV. You can buy small containers and hanging versions of this product.
- Create some air space around the mattress. If you have a lot of bed linens covering the mattress, remove some or lift them so the mattress is not enclosed. Maybe move pillows away from the headboard to create more air space.
- Lower the heat if possible. Turn it off when not needed.
- Buy a dehumidifier.
- Leave some airspace at windows. If you have shades or curtains completely shut, more condensation will accumulate. So, leave a gap at bottom of shades, open curtains where possible, etc.
- If you have condensation issues in cabinets (especially cabinets located in slide outs), leave the cabinet doors open.
Other suggestions welcome!