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Old 01-30-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Mattress mold?

Hi I am Kevin and are new to this forum. I am having a problem with my mattress in my 2014 29mk cruiser aire, it is made by wolf corporation tranquility cool gel mat by Slumberease, purchased in March of 2014 picked up April 2014 used in the summer then down to Florida in Dec and now in Texas Jan 2015.The mattress is molding between the bottom and the board it is setting on but no mold under the board in the storage. So not even one year old and crossroads will not help me in any way, so here we are in the middle of my winter trip forked out 650.00 dollars to replace the mattress for our health and safety. Pictures have been sent to crossroads and they say the can not help me. I was wondering if I was alone with this problem??
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:04 AM   #2
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If you have mold, you probably have a leak.
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:06 AM   #3
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it sounds like what seems to be a common problem in popup campers... often caused by condensation
I think folks often insulate the platform to help.....
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:16 AM   #4
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I am not certain the material that you mattress is made out of, but the Gel leads me to believe it is a sealed type mattress. If this is the case it can not breath, thus the moisture gets trapped between the the mat and the wood platform. Was that mat an upgrade by the dealer? most mats are junk, we replaced ours in the first six moths, with a good Serta. Any way to help, put a cotton blanket between the mat and the wood platform this will take care of the moisture
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:11 AM   #5
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For the new mattress place a piece of the foil insulation under it. You can get this at a camping world store, condensation seems like the cause.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:16 PM   #6
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Try using a de-humidifier , get the 110 v one, then put in the sink so it can self drain. also leave a vent cracked open. You need a tiny bit of air flow, and the coach needs to breath a bit.
Or as a test get a few of those "keep it dry" tubs that CW sells, just remember that you need to set them in the sink(s) so they can drain into your gray tank & you won't have to empty them twice a day
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Old 04-17-2016, 03:14 AM   #7
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Hi I am Kevin and are new to this forum. I am having a problem with my mattress in my 2014 29mk cruiser aire, it is made by wolf corporation tranquility cool gel mat by Slumberease, purchased in March of 2014 picked up April 2014 used in the summer then down to Florida in Dec and now in Texas Jan 2015.The mattress is molding between the bottom and the board it is setting on but no mold under the board in the storage. So not even one year old and crossroads will not help me in any way, so here we are in the middle of my winter trip forked out 650.00 dollars to replace the mattress for our health and safety. Pictures have been sent to crossroads and they say the can not help me. I was wondering if I was alone with this problem??
I found the slide out was sweating from camping in the cold, so in cold weather we pull mattress away from wall 2 inches and place a fan there to blow air down to bottom of mattress and it works.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:07 AM   #8
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Condensation Under Mattress

After discovering condensation under the mattress while camping in cold wet weather; temp outside 29-32 temp inside 68. The mattress is located in the queen slide out the backend of the Vegas. Our supposition is that the created thermal differences create the condensation on top of the white base of the slide unit that the mattress then starts to soak up.

We are trying a product called R+Heatshield (mm's thick) placed on top of the mattress base and fastened down with white duct tape as a temperature barrier in an attempt to block the temperature differences and hopefully also the creation of condensation.
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:35 PM   #9
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Cheap trick I learned years ago is placing foil bubble wrap insulation down and taping it in place. You can get the insulation at most home improvement stores. You really need to find a way to remove the moisture, maybe a dehumidifier.
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