Grow Your Bucket List, Not Mold
Keep your camping trips clean with a camper or RV dehumidifier.
Whether your RV has been in storage, or if you use it full-time, humidity can quickly become an issue. Even in drier air found in some of the more arid states, if your RV stays closed for an extended period of time, moisture can still build up inside. Humidity levels can rise due to several internal sources, such as cooking, especially if it involves boiling water, taking a shower, or from external sources like the weather.
Anytime water is used in your RV, like during a shower or while cooking, and anytime water is around your vehicle, like by a spring in Yosemite, there is the potential for high humidity and the buildup of moisture in your vehicle. Moist air will condense on walls, seep between joints, and, similar to in your home, this can lead to mold and mildew. This can become a danger to your health, not to mention that warm, damp air in your RV can also attract certain bugs and insects.
Additionally, humidity can also lead to wood rot and metal corrosion in your furniture, walls, floors, and the vehicle structure itself; causing serious damage to your RV’s structural integrity.
Airflow is Important
During the summer months, keeping your RV ventilated is simple. You can open vents or windows to let the breeze in or turn the air conditioner on in order to keep things cool. However, even with these small ventilation fans, skylights, and windows, RVs still have unique circulation issues. As every nook and cranny is maximized for either multiple purposes or storage space, there is likely to be cabinets and corners that simply aren’t reached by the airflow those little fans encourage.
You are going to need a more aggressive approach to control moisture in your RV that is small and fully contained, spill-proof, non-toxic and non-corrosive, not dependant on additional electricity or power draw, and renewable.
When ventilation isn’t an option or is not enough, an RV dehumidifier can help make up the difference. They are designed to draw in moisture from the air, preventing it from building up and causing bigger problems in the long run. Eva-Dry dehumidifiers are rechargeable so you don’t have to worry about finding an electrical outlet or using up electricity. They use silica gel beads that take in moisture, collecting it inside, changing the beads from orange to green. Once the beads reach the saturation point, it is ready to be plugged in a well-ventilated area. After 8 to 10 hours the beads will have changed back to orange and it is ready to be used again. The process can be repeated for up to 10 years
Even at full capacity, the RV dehumidifier will never leak or spill a single drop of liquid. It captures moisture vapor from the air and keeps it contained within the beads until the unit is ready to renew. It’s silent, safe around children and pets, and eco-friendly.
Control moisture with an RV Dehumidifier
Using safe, natural silica gel, the Eva-Dry Mini Dehumidifiers addresses all of an RV owner’s moisture control needs. These units are small (about the size of a smoke detector) and can be placed anywhere in the RV to absorb moisture out of the air. They won’t spill when drawers are opened or when the camper is moving; they also don’t require any electricity or power to work.
However, you don’t want the air in your RV to dry out too much either. Ideally, the humidity should be under 50%, but no lower than 30%. If you have a hygrometer or humidistat, it can tell you the inside humidity level.
Check unseen areas
Placing one or more of the EDV-500 Eva-Dry RV dehumidifier units in strategic places within your RV will control moisture and keep condensation at bay. It will also prevent musty, moldy smells from forming on your clothing, linens, and upholstery. Place one in your pantry cabinets to keep flours and grains from caking. Don’t forget storage areas like the unventilated “boxes” formed under beds and sinks.
Obtaining one or many for your home on the road is affordable and easy and should be part of a safe moisture control strategy year ‘round in your RV.
If you want to learn more about Eva-Dry car dehumidifiers contact us today or explore our selection of available units to see which one is perfect for you.