An RV has distinct dampness problems – condensation. Condensation is problematic particularly during the cold weather when temperatures drop below freezing and moisture inside the RV condenses on surfaces, causing staining. An overload of condensation that is not allowed to dry may lead to rust on metal surfaces as well.
If you don’t use your RV during the winter months, it might seem like a good idea to keep it covered with a tarp. Although that will keep the snow off, moisture will still seep in underneath it. That moisture will not be able to evaporate, and will become a musty unpleasant odor when you lift the tarp in the spring.
During hot and warm months, particularly in humid or rainy climates --or with RVs or campers taken to beach areas or oceans, rivers, lakes, or streams -- warm moist air that gets trapped inside and isn’t properly aired out or dried out also creates that damp, musty smell that is more reminiscent of attics and basements that the fresh clean outdoor that you’re hoping for on the road with a camper or RV.
Other Sources of Moisture in an RV include:
- Leaks – either around windows and doors or plumbing leaks
- Dripping faucets in tub, shower or sinks
- Washing up and showering, especially with warm or hot water
- Use of the stove, especially creating steam with stove top cooking and boiling
- The refrigerator
- Auxiliary heaters
- Breathing with closed windows – the more people aboard, the more quickly the air will become overly humid
Since an RV or camper is often a small space, it doesn't take a lot of moisture added to the air inside to create too much humidity. Most of these activities also tend to make the air warmer, and warmer air holds more moisture.
Fortunately, there is a simple and inexpensive solution to control moisture inside the RV, during both the winter months, and when you are actively using it. DampRid Moisture Absorber removes excess humidity from the air to help eliminate musty odors.
DampRid is safe to use in enclosed spaces. And there’s no effort required. You simply place or hang a container of DampRid and it’ll do the work, safely absorbing excess moisture in your camper and RV, and keeping everything fresher, drier, and odor free! It’s the convenient, cost-effective way to control moisture – and there’s no power or electricity required. When the product is used up, you simply flush the accumulated liquid down the toilet. It couldn’t be simpler . . . or more effective at keeping your RV or camper humidity below 50%.