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Old 07-09-2015, 09:04 PM   #1
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There is mold forming in my 83 16' Scamp. Why is this happening? Am I gonna have to continually scrub it down?
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:17 PM   #2
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Mold usually means moisture. Get rid of the moisture source and you get rid of the mold too. If moisture has permeated the surface where the mold is growing, it will keep coming back. Here in Texas we had issues with mold a while back in several counties, due to poor quality sheet rock that absorbed moisture and created what is essentially a mold farm.


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Old 07-09-2015, 10:19 PM   #3
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I don't see any leaks anywhere. Guess I'll have to nose around deeper. It's starting on the ceiling.
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Here is one answer to your problem.
Kanberra Gel - Recreational Vehicles
I use it and it works.

Also, dehumidifyers will help.
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Just because you have mold doesn't necessarily mean you have a leak. Doesn't hurt to thoroughly check everything though.

Do you use any kind of dehumidifier AFTER camping? Put the cushions up on their thin edge to air out? Oftentimes mold happens because the trailer has moisture inside and then is buttoned up tight. Air it out, dry it out and use a dehumdifier after every trip. Personally, I use a passive system since my trailer is stored where there's no power. I find Dri-Z-Air to be inexpensive and effective.

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I found if i closed the trailer up tight when it was in storage I got some mold. I tried to open a vent on both ends and let it air out. NO MOLD since I have done this. I don't have dryer packs or sheets that I leave in the camper, just ventalation has worked well.
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I just got the 16' camper this spring, then found a 13' a month later. We'd been working on the 13' and the 16' was closed up. It didn't have mold when we got it and I know the prior owner was just storing it outside as well. Like many places, we've been having a lot of rain lately and I would check it continually for leaks. None that I see. Really disappointed to find it started all over the ceiling and concerned it will be an ongoing issue. I used Kaboom on the 13' for cleanup and it works well for mold removal, but made me sick. I do use quality essential oils and will be diffusing tea tree oil inside the camper. I really want to avoid this happening again.
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I found if i closed the trailer up tight when it was in storage I got some mold. I tried to open a vent on both ends and let it air out. NO MOLD since I have done this. I don't have dryer packs or sheets that I leave in the camper, just ventalation has worked well.
Absolutely. A trailer shouldn't be stored buttoned up tight. There needs to be at least some air circulating. We crack the kitchen awning window and leave the Maxx Fan vent open a bit. Nice and dry when we take it out, and it smells fresh too.
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