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Post Info TOPIC: Long-term storage ..... how to prevent mold ???


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Long-term storage ..... how to prevent mold ???


We have our camper in the back yard covered with a normal RV cover..... we will be away from Jacksonville, Florida for about 7 months, through the summertime. 6 containers of Damp-Rid turned into solid chunks with an inch of liquid water on top of each in just one month inside the camper. ..... two in the shower, three in the kitchen sink, one in the bathroom sink ..... I drained off the water and returned them to their spots, but now all 6 are solid chunks of product ..... no longer the small white granules.

I have no faith that they will continue to work ..... and perhaps more importantly, I won’t be here all summer to periodically empty out the containers and keep an eye on things. My thoughts go to baking soda in large containers, and uncovering the camper and leaving the AC running all summer ......

 any ideas/comments… ? ...... Bob



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Indoor storage?

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I think your best bet might be a dehumidifier sitting on the kitchen counter with the hose running into your sink. Leave the grey tank open so it can drip into the yard and have a neighbor check on it once a week to make sure it's still running and the breaker hasn't tripped. Best of luck.

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You can also ran a fan (like a floor fan) inside to keep air circulating. You shouldn't be getting that much moisture inside if there are not any leaks anywhere.

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Friends store their RV in the Myrtle Beach, SC area for 6 months (May-Oct). They close all vents, place numerous 4 lb tubs of DampRid Hi-Capacity Moisture Absorber in the RV (https://www.walmart.com/ip/DampRid-Hi-Capacity-Moisture-Absorber-Fragrance-Free-4-Lb/16627481) and have not had any problems. Temperatures and humidity levels are likely higher in your area -- but if you are leaving vents open (i.e., allow moisture to enter) or not using the large 4 lb Damprid tubs, you may want to retry your test with those modifications.

Lynn



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Well, the thing is on wheels. So, you might think about taking a trip out to New Mexico or Arizona, and then leaving it in a good storage facility out there.

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