What if i keep rv outside this winter.

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JIGGS

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It looks like I will have to leave my HM outside this winter. I have been told to keep a vent cracked open and to put no damp in two or three places. When winter hits and cooled winds blow temperature falls Does a HM pick up that much humidity to be harmful ?  do you have to put inside some kind of moisture be gone ? Any ideas will be helpful
Thanks jiggs
P.S.  the older i get the less i like winter. One day i hope i can say goodbey winter.
 

Shayne

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Better idea  load it up and come to Arizona and forget those cold days and nights.
 

Carl L

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When winter hits and cooled winds blow temperature falls Does a HM pick up that much humidity to be harmful ?  do you have to put inside some kind of moisture be gone ? Any ideas will be helpful

1.  Park it in southern Arizona and fly home.

2.  Failing that, check out the stuff that boaters use.  Dehumidifiers are a bit item for them.  West Marine has online sales if I remember correctly
 

tyefighter

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If you live in a area that has higher humidity in the winter, you should put some de-humidifiers in the rig.  Living in the desert where the humidity is only 10 to 20 % I don't worry about it.  I just worry about freezing.

Mike
 

Tom

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Some friends of ours own a park trailer in a very wet part of the UK. They use it only a few months of the year and, during the off season, they put out buckets of salt within the trailer to absorb the moisture. I've never tried this, nor do I know if works, but it's apparently quite a common thing that's done in their trailer park.
 

Woody

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I live in the midwest, central Indiana, and I have left my motorhome out in the weather for the past threee years with no ill effects. Winterize it and close the drapes/curtains and check the battery acid every couple of weeks.

Woody
 

Ned

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Salt (sodium chloride) works, but calcium chloride works better.
 

Shayne

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Ours has been in ILL both O/S and I/S this year in the desert of AZ  No difference that I can see other than I do leave water jugs (fukk)  here ius the desert  inside now,.
 

rbell

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I leave mine closed up during storage. I noticed that water splashed up thru the vents if I left them open when it rained real hard with wind. Besides I like to go out every couple weeks and turn the heat on and sit here thinking how nice it'll be when I get to Fla. in mid Feb.
 
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