Matress Condensation - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-28-2015, 05:07 PM   #1
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Matress Condensation

First night out on out expedition to Florida in February it was cold. Like a 3 dog night and all we had was our little Jack Russel Terrier. We have a full time bed with 2 layers of 3 inch foam rubber. In the morning, the bottom layer was saturated with standing water on the table top. This only in the middle, under our hips. I thought it was from the foam being wet from when my brother had used it in his trailer. I threw the old foam away, bought a new 4 inch mattress topper from Walmart and trimmed it to fit. Cold again the next night and the table top was wet again. I bought a plastic mattress protector and installed it over the upper sheet of foam between the mattress pad and the foam mattress. It serves as a vapor barrier and solved the problem.
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:35 PM   #2
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Condensation happens when in these little trailers when there's no air movement. Bet you had the trailer sealed up as tight as you could get it. I've been 5F weather didn't have that kind of problem.
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:56 PM   #3
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The window and vent were cracked open and the condensation was not bad on the windows. Only under the mattress. It rained a bit (about 35 degrees) and I thought there was a leak but no evidence of that. It is possible the moisture was in the foam from snow blowing into my brother's trailer. Anyway, the vapor barrier solved the problem.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:17 PM   #4
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I know of some camper owners using a product called Hypervent under the mattress to eliminate condensation. Look for it at Hypervent Marine
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If condensation forms under the cushions there's a good chance there's moisture within the cushions. When you get home from camping, be sure to set the cushions up on the thin edge to allow air flow and maybe use a dehumidifier like Dri-Z-Air. Moldy cushions are icky.
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If condensation forms under the cushions there's a good chance there's moisture within the cushions. When you get home from camping, be sure to set the cushions up on the thin edge to allow air flow and maybe use a dehumidifier like Dri-Z-Air. Moldy cushions are icky.
And when you have the first warm, sunny day, throw them outside in the sun. Nature can often fix its own issues. I occasionally cook my pillows with sunshine too.
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