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Old 08-18-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Dehumidifier?

Anyone try something like this?

Eva-dry Electric Petite Dehumidifier:Amazon:Health & Personal Care

Eva-Dry Edv-2200 Mid-Size Dehumidifier:Amazon:Health & Personal Care

Ideally I'd love something I could leave running on solar when the trailer is in storage (draining into the sink.) But day to day use while full timing with hookups would probably be the primary use. Showering daily and just being in BC wetness are my concern. I will not abide must and mold!!!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:46 AM   #2
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I have had good luck with both of these, I bought the bigger one when I had a bigger unit and recently the smaller one for my Escape. If you want, send me a p/m with your address and I'll check on shipping for the bigger one, $30 + s/h
Both are available @ Amazon
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PS- I'm still looking for that hatch cover, I have not forgotten you
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Can you tell me more about those units? They look 110, the ones I'm looking at apparently have an external power supply and actually run on 12V DC, so with a little wiring could plug into a cig lighter.

No worries on that hatch, I have a few ugly, but I think very workable plastic vents for that install for now. The cutout for those is smaller than ideal, so that means I can swap to a better vent/hatch later on. If you find it cool, might work for me. If not I'll make do with what I have or have one custom made.
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Both of those are 110v, one is 100 watts, other is 50 watts. Like leaving a light bulb on, may keep it a little warmer in winter while in storage.
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Gotcha. Think I'm going to try one of the peltier models. Looks like only the mid sized one is 12V the small is 9V, but I could surely find a simple step down DC to DC converter for the smaller one.

Thinking of using the larger 12v model with one of these:

12V Humidity Air Controller Dehumidifire Humidifier Control incubator storage | eBay

I figure I can rig it to drain into the sink drain.
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I assume you know about a product called Damp-Rid. This is a passive system whereby the product draws out the water in the air and deposits it into a cup that you manually toss. You can use the product over and over. We have not used ours as yet but will have it with us when we go to BC soon. I wonder about the fire hazard of using the plug-in unit.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:02 PM   #8
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get thee to your local ships chandler.

marine supply store to you lubbers,,, boaters always have humidity problems and have many fine solutions that work great for us too.
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get thee to your local ships chandler.

marine supply store to you lubbers,,, boaters always have humidity problems and have many fine solutions that work great for us too.
Gun safe dehumidifiers may be a resource. There are passive "pellet" solutions that allow you to re-dry in your oven and use over and over. Fireproof gun safes always have a moisture problem, as do most any fireproof safe. The filler material is designed to "sweat" moisture in order to cool the safe in a fire. Filler does this a little even without the fire.
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