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rclark

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Well I took our '94 Pace Arrow out for the first time Sunday and everything went pretty well!!

I have a question about condensation! I put water back in the MH so we would have the convenience and so therefore I cranked the furnace up to make sure the bays wouldn't freeze(there ducted) it  got in the low 20's. We got underway and it was about 8 o'clock yesterday morning when I started getting drips of water down the inside of my windshield! Does anyone know what this could be?? No it wasn't raining! Could it have been condensation??? I did have the furnace turned up pretty high!! The thermostat mid way of coach said it was 84 in there!!

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Gary RV_Wizard

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Yeap, condensation. Close up an RV, heat it up and put a couple of heavy breathers in there and soon you have water condensing on every cold surface, e.g. the windshield. Leave a window or vent open an inch to get rid of some of that extra moisture.
 

rclark

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Thanks for the reply Gary, this water dripped from the plastic molding that the curtain track is attached to, could that be condensation also?? I checked the headliner and in the cabinets on each side of the TV and didn't see nor felt any sign of water!!

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Bob Buchanan

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rclark said:
Well I took our '94 Pace Arrow out for the first time Sunday and everything went pretty well!!

I have a question about condensation! I put water back in the MH so we would have the convenience and so therefore I cranked the furnace up to make sure the bays wouldn't freeze(there ducted) it  got in the low 20's. We got underway and it was about 8 o'clock yesterday morning when I started getting drips of water down the inside of my windshield! Does anyone know what this could be?? No it wasn't raining! Could it have been condensation??? I did have the furnace turned up pretty high!! The thermostat mid way of coach said it was 84 in there!!

Thanks Randy

Hi Randy:

Did you close the front curtains during night? Warm air holds moisture, cold air releases it. The space between the curtain and the windshield was warm until you closed the curtains. As the temperature between the curtain and the window lowered, moisture was released out of the air onto the inside of the window and the railing above the window.

Would suggest opening shades and front curtain after the lights go out and you retire. This will leave warmer air in that area during the night. Same is true with all of your windows. The trade-off is that colder air will creep into the living area -- but not cold enough to release as much moisture. So for more heating efficiency, try using an electric blanket or pad to keep warm and turn the furnace down to around 50-65 degrees at night.

You can also be careful to always turn on exhaust fans when cooking, and in the bath when showering. This will help reduce the moisture the inside air holds during the night. You can also try to heat as much as possible with electric space heaters during the night -- as electric heat does not put as much moisture in the air as does propane heat. Propane furnaces are vented to reduce the amount of moisture, but non-vented propane heaters will introduce moisture into that warm air inside the rig.
 

rclark

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Thanks Bob, I will exercise your suggestions next time!!

I sure have a lot to learn about using and caring for the MH. But having this forum has been a tremendous help!!

Randy
 

Bob Buchanan

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rclark said:
Thanks Bob, I will exercise your suggestions next time!!

I sure have a lot to learn about using and caring for the MH. But having this forum has been a tremendous help!!

Randy

You are certainly welcome, Randy. Let know how it goes next time . . .  :)
 

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