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Old 07-20-2016, 03:22 PM   #1
Brand: Crossroads
State: Missouri
Posts: 54
THOR #4481
Exclamation Will high temps and humidity do and damage to a camper?

Not sure if this is a pointless question or not, but I thought I would at least ask. Iím new to camper trailers, so maybe this is a non-issue.

In my area (Southwest Missouri), the temps in the summer time hover around 90-95+ most of the time, and the humidity is crazyÖ.anywhere from 85-95%....it feels like a sauna. When storing our camper, would it be a good idea to put a dehumidifier in it in order to try to dry out the air and keep the humidity out? I canít even imagine how hot it gets inside the trailer when itís setting out in the sunÖ..Iím sure itís in the 100ís. Should I be leaving all of the vents/windows open (as long as there is no rain in the forecast) in order to keep air circulating through it? Will the high heat and humidity damage anything?

OrÖ..is this a non-issueÖÖjust keep it all buttoned up until Iím ready to use it?

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Old 07-20-2016, 05:04 PM   #2
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Brand: Still Looking
Model: SOB
State: South Dakota
Posts: 754
THOR #3916
Yes a de humidifier is a good investment, get a 120v one with a drain hose.
place in the sink so the water drips into your gray tank (then you can drain that instead of continually having to visit the coach to remove the drip pan and dump. Also leave a vent or two cracked open so you will get a bit of air movement. ( the add on vent covers to stop water intrusion are always a good investment)

Doing this will help stop any mold/mildew issues in bath area,seat cushions and under the mattress.

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An SOB called Foretravel
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Thor Infinity
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:48 PM   #3
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 25.2
State: Missouri
Posts: 1,005
THOR #4687
What part of SW Mo are you in?

Don't have an answer to your question, but a newbie VEGAS owner from Springfield MO here
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:42 PM   #4
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 612
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We have never had a problem living in FL, but the Thor manual indicates it could be a problem. Look into de-humidifiers as others mentioned. Some are made specifically for RV's
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