Condensation in Luton Overcab

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  1. rosemaryd

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    Hi all

    The last two weekends we've been away have been pretty cold - into the minus figures. We've been very snug and cosy in the mh but have had some condensation in the luton overcab bed. Most of the ceiling and wall in the Luton is covered in some sort of soft wall fabric but a strip above the head and feet is just plastic without the soft covering. It is very cold to the touch and the heat from the van and us breathing must cause some condensation here which is then running down onto the mattress.

    Is there anything we can do to minimise this? It doesn't seem to be a massive amount but I would prefer the mattress or bedding not to be getting damp if possible.

    Please don't suggest opening the window even a crack though - I'm one of those people who only has to look at a draught and I get a stiff neck! Other suggestions gratefully received though!

    Thanks

    Rosemaryd
     
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    Open a window slightly :)












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    Can you not just stick some material over the plastic areas..??
     
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    You could try a 'moisture trap' they seem to work quite well.

    I assume this is when the heating is running on gas, not electric?
     
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    Sandra (@irnbru ) had a similar issue with her Autotrail Apache. There's a thread on here somewhere (sorry, can't find). Maybe she can let you know what was done to remedy?
     
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    Thanks. Ours is an Autotrail Apache too so I'll see if I can find out.
     
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    Thanks for your replies everyone, sorry, been offline for a while!
     
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    Needs insulating
     
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    I think you really know the answer to your own question, insulation will help send the problem some where else though.

    Martin
     
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    Jamwitt Funster Life Member

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    The warm air is hitting a cold spot !
     
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    We had same problem in our first Burstner 10 years ago. We found best way to stop condensation on any roof or wall strips or areas is go to local carpet shop and get the thinnest carpet you can get this used to be used by car builders like me as head lining. You just cut to shape size and fix with spray glue. Did wonders for our vans and kit cars. The old style carpet shops are the best not carpet right
     
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    Air circulation, air circulation, air circulation!
     
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    I have heard of the insulation being missed out at time of manufacture.
     
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    Hi Martin

    Why would that be?
    Surely if condensation was forming on the walls in one area because of lack of insulation in that one spot, why would the same condensation form elsewhere if the insulation in that other area was adequate?

    Or do you think the problem is damp?
     
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    I was just suggesting that without ventilation the warm and moisture laden air will just find the next coldest spot to drop on.

    Without ventilation it has to go somewhere and could ultimately lead to damp and mouldy patches.

    Martin
     
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