How to prevent moisture on windows?


RVmomma

Junior Member
Hi! I am not sure if this is the right area to post this question ( Im new to this forum), but since it has gotten chiller, I have noticed my windows sweating ALOT! Every morning I am wiping tons of moisture off my windows :( Any way to prevent this???!!

TIA!
 

Steve H

Senior Member
About the only way to get rid some of the moisture is to let it out! Keep your roof vent open a little bit...perhaps crack a window etc. Try keeping wet laundry outside. Use the stove hood vent when cooking. Perhaps keeping the coach a little cooler 68-70 might help. Condensation can be an issue especially with single pained windows and cold weather.

You could purchase a dehumidifier if the problem gets really bad.
 

LEN

Senior Member
Open and run vents fans when cooking. One would be suprised at how much water people off gas during the night. Get a dehumidifier or some Dryez or Ridx I think are the two crystal type that gather moisture is what I use while in storage and can't believe how much water I gather with noone in the RV. Leave a top vent and window cracked just a little helps. And if a warm afternoon open things up the get moist air out.

LEN
 

RVmomma

Junior Member
Thanks for the suggestions. ~>We do have single pained windows :/ It is so bad that even the pull down shades are dripping wet some mornings!
 

H2H1

Senior Member
GET A GOOD DEHUMIDIFER AND DAMP EASE, I PUT TWO BUCKET IN MINE EACH WINTER AND RUN 2 SMALL ELECTRIC HEATERS. I HATE A COLD CAMPER EVEN IN WINTER WHEN NOT IS USE.
 

Neisman

Junior Member
The moisture is a by product of burning propane for heat or cooking. The warm moist air condenses on any cold surface. With this in mind the info above is best summed up like this.
Don't use heat.
Use electric heaters.
Install vinyl storm windows on the inside of your windows.
Get a dehumidifier and drain it to the outside.
Hang bags of desiccant inside the coach.
Vent the warm moist air to the outside.
#aoksales
 

Emma Brian

New Member
You can do following methods to reduce and eliminate moisture on windows of your RV:

1. Increase the usage of Exhaust Fan

2. Use small appliances like dehumidifiers

3. Crack a little bit of your window

4. Temperature Increase
 

andrew_g

New Member
Can't agree. If you're going to use a dehumidifier only, you won't get any results.

The condensation of moisture on the interior surface of RV windows is a function of the temperature of the window and the amount of moisture in the air inside the RV. To reduce the condensation you must raise the temperature of the window and reduce the amount of moisture in the air.
The temperature of the windows may be increased by installing dual panes or storm windows (easy to DIY), or turning up the thermostat for the furnace.
The amount of moisture in the air may be reduced by ventilation when operating the furnace, operating the air conditioner, or operating a dehumidifier (domestic one, rv dehumidifier, crystal one... whichever you like the most). If ambient temps allow for operation of the furnace, then ventilation via an open window etc can be effective at moisture removal (here's a good thread on topic). Also, ventilation will bring fresh air into the space. Leave vents open to let moisture escape - especially so whenever cooking and showering.
 
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