Mould

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  1. electricscott

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    Here are 2 solutions to mould under the mattress:
    1 cut slots in the bed base (like a 6 pack) and let the air from the garage circulate under the mattress,
    2 put an insulating layer with wooden slats on the bed base to support the mattress
    Which solution would you choose and why
     
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    wooden slats as the air tep would be the same as the hab unit and i would have sum of my blown air ducted under the bead to keep it dry and air moving round
    would not use cutting slots as air in garage will be cold and will create cold spot and more damp or heat the garage and your mould will go away lift matres when not in use
     
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    we have never had mould under any mattresses or bench seat cushions.

    So, is the mould problem in newer motorhomes, what do we do to prevent, do we need to do anything?
     
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    There is a third option. Put a layer of course/open pore foam(the courser the better) at least 1" thick under the matress.,
     
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    "Slats"... to keep the air temp the same as the room... :thumb:
     
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    Ours has slats from the factory and the garage is heated.

    No mould.

    I reckon that's your solution!:thumb:
     
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    Our mattress is on slats too and the heater unit is under the bed so it's always warm and well ventilated
    Just make sure you have some sort of airflow under the mattress, still damp air or no airflow around a damp mattress ( even just from sleeping) will cause mould to form eventually

    Allan
     
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    Hi
    Our BessieE480 has slats under the Mattress , which is also over the Garage no problems. Pete

    Ps our last Coachbuilt BessieE465, also had slats under the Mattress no problems with that one either
     
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    The cheap and cheerful option is a sheet of corrugated cardboard - the sort of stuff they make boxes out of. If you can find some about quarter/half inch thick (ask at one of the electrical stores for some of the packing which comes around fridges etc.) this is best. I know it might sound a rubbish solution :) but this was the standard way of preventing moisture build up when I started motorhoming in the 80's. Our first van had the same cardboard under the overcab bed for about 5 years until the motorhome was sold and never had any more problems with mildew under the bed. The next moho had slats which did the same job.
     
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    Thank you all for your great replies and although I favoured cutting slots (reduces weight) I am unhappy about the temp gradient but boy I did not expect such good alternatives sponge or cardboard is the way to go!
    :thumb:
     
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    Obviously prevention is better than cure BUT if you are unfortunate enough to have black mould staining the best product I have ever come across to remove it is HG mould spray, in all good hardware stores and definitely in Lakeland stores. Spray it on the stains, leave for 20 min and the mould literally dissolves in front of your eyes, try it:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I agree. Dont wet it in the first place:Wink::Rofl1:
     
  13. Terry

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    Slats :thumb:eek:r slots :thumb:If you put enough slots its just the same as slats :BigGrin:
    terry
     

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