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Old 06-27-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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Dampness & mildew

I fill a plastic coffee can with kitty liter & put the lid on poke holes in lid & set it in my U-Haul ct13. I change it every few months. I don't have any dampness or mildew or sweating inside anymore. Our rv sets in the sun with no shade all summer long in upstate NY & in Alabama in winter. Give it a try, works for me.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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Nice tip.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:19 AM   #3
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With the lid on, how do you expect the cat to use it???……
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:20 AM   #4
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Lol
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:09 PM   #5
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We are in the humid South and I'm going through Damp Rid like crazy. The kitty litter sounds much cheaper - and maybe better! Do you use regular kitty litter or clumping kind?
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I would think that if kitty litter was better and cheaper, some company would be packaging it for RVs.

Dry Z Air ( similar, I presume to Damp Rid ) is mostly calcium chloride and some other salts. You don't have to buy it in expensive little packages.
I bought essentially the same product in a gallon jug for much less. Took me a couple years to use it up.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:08 PM   #7
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I didn't say it was better but it works for me. I know lots if people who close their homes up for summer in the south & that's what they use, where do you think I learned it from. Why would an rv company package it when it's already out there.
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To make money.
And, if it was better and cheaper, they would make money.
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Tonya you can use any brand of litter. All I know is in the spring when we leave Alabama to come back north we put a kitty litter container in every room & when we go south in the fall & open up our home we have no mildew or damp smells after 6 months of being closed-up tight. It's a snowbird thing.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:22 PM   #10
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GlenBaglo get over the better cheaper thing & move on. I only put it out there to share
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You asked a question and I answered.
Makes no difference to me.
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Thank you, Violet! I think it's a great tip and am going to try it! Appreciate your sharing.


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With the lid on, how do you expect the cat to use it???……
It's obvious; you put the cat inside the can before you put the lid on.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:25 PM   #14
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I just looked at the price of Damp Rid vs Dri-Z-Air. No wonder you're complaining about it. I've used Dri-z-Air here in the Pacific North Wet and it's worked great. Only time we need it is during the winter. I keep the trailer vent open and a small window over the stove. In the winter I keep it heated inside. No problems.

Keep air moving through seems to help a lot.
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