Feeling damp

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  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Funster

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    Hi there have just been to van and noticed that everything feels a bit damp I don't know whether it is this warm wet weather, never had problem before, I did buy some dehumidifiers recently as van was not going to be used for a while, just wondered if they are pulling in more moisture. Has anyone had similar problems, look forward to any info.
     
  2. Fletton

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    I'd say ... Last cold snap... Inside of van cooled...
    Warmed up outside.. Inside like a "glass from fridge".. Attracting moisture...

    Either vent van ... Or raise inside temp to just above external temp ...
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  3. Chris

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    Not a Swift is it?
     
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    A couple of days ago I went into the shed were ours lives and it was all steamed up and I thought oh s--t what's wrong and then realised it was the outside of all the windows and it was just as fletton described, everything cold and then the air has warmed up carrying more moisture and drops it onto any surface colder than the air.

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  5. TerryL

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    I had that happen in the last sudden warm spell, just before I took it for the hab check. Properly ventilated it and no probs on the check. (And it's a Swift!)
     
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    Tomorrow Aldi has a Mini Dehumidifier at £34.99 looks a good deal and it looks like you may need it!!

    colyboy
     
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    Mine has no damp, no moisture .. no heater or dehumidifier.. .. it's kept ventilated.. simple.
     
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    Its probably down to the weather at present, abnormally warm for the time of year and very wet (sounds like a woman we'd all like to meet :) ). Wife went out in her MX5 the other day and it was all damp inside and getting mouldy:xsurprised:

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    Ahem, her MX5 do you mean? I hope.
     
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    Why what's wrong with a Swift?
     
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    They are only jealous
     
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    I have just lined the underside of my garage roof with 50mm of polystyrene as my Eunos was wet through with condensation dripping on it because of all the temp changes, I suggest your vans the same.
     
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    Your van has too many air vents for it to work too well as you will be drawing damp air in through them.
     
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    Thanks guys for the tips will look in to it tomorrow have spent time blocking up draughts - could be not enough ventilation as said, thanks again.
     
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    Sounds likely - there needs to be some air movement in the MH to avoid condensation building up due to the difference between inside and outside temperatures. Try opening the windows/doors/roof vents a bit to let the air circulate for an hour if you can (on a nice day of course) and it should all disappear.
     
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    But of course, whatever else could I be talking about?:whistle::whistle:

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    I am fortunate enough to have the M-H on my driveway and on power, so can periodically get the De-humidifier into it (Overnight). Ventilation is also important. The Humidity recently has rarely been below 85% for days on end according to my "Weather Station" and frequently MUCH higher!. In fact I have taken to leaving a Radiator of a Thermostat control set to about 12C. In the M-H when not being used.

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    Yeah and this is just the beginning ,just to make you all feel good, up here snow came and gone temps on the plus side:xsurprised: last night's news tv Svalbard full hurricane winds,so just to finish,from us to you All Have a very Merry christmas and happy and safe travels in 2016,regards AlfandM:xThumb::xThumb:
     
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    god Jul och Gott Nytt År! :xgrin:
     
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