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Tuesday Talk: Dealing With Humidity When RVing

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Published on Sep 10, 2019

This week we are answering a question about humidity.

As many of you know while we both grew up in the East and therefore have dealt with humidity in the past, we've spent the last decade out west in Arizona where it is very dry. Our first 2 years of full-time RVing were also spent out West. We've come to realize this year that humidity needs to play a factor in our RV planning. Why?

Out west we are able to dry camp or boondock in temperatures up to 90 degrees before it starts getting uncomfortable and we need to think about finding a campground with electric hookups. With humidity, that number is closer to 80, especially since the temperatures don't decrease as drastically at night as they do in dry climates. So a 90-degree day in the AZ desert might have temps in the low 60s at night but an 80-degree day in Michigan might only decrease to low 70s with humidity...that's still sticky!

So what have we done to help battle the humidity and dampness in the Airstream? The first thing that has been helping is having electric. We run our A/C a good amount. This drys out the air considerably helping with moisture. We also bought some of the Damp Rid devices people recommended. They seem to be working well and don't require any power. If we were to be in this area longer we would get a de-humidifier and have it running all the time to keep moisture and therefore mold out of the Airstream. It's important when you live in such a tiny space.

What about you? Any tips for dealing with humidity and moisture when RVing?

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