Ok folks, I thought it might be a good idea to put as many tips as possible *all in one thread* to make it easier for everyone when searching on this topic....
Below are some of my personal suggestions, but the majority of the links are for you to browse through (grab a cuppa) as they are discussions (sometimes waffle
) on this subject by other members of the forum.
I hope you all find this post helpful...
The key to keeping condensation at bay is good ventilation. Those of us without the luxury of DG will be no doubt have noticed how quickly it appears on windows, and if you don't keep an eye on it, it will soon be running down your windows, and your soft furnishings, bedding and clothing will begin to feel damp. You may also start to get little 'black dots' of mildew appearing on your walls, and along the plastic 'seams' especially in the bedrooms.
It's best to wipe away all window moisture every morning (I use a wiper blade on a small handle easily available from supermarkets etc) with the window OPEN these do a speedy job, then wipe away any excess with kitchen roll. If you can, leave your window open for a couple of hours with your bedding folded back, this should 'air' the room nicely.
Try to have a window slightly open at each end of the caravan, which helps with air circulation. Be aware every time you take a shower, or cook that you are creating moisture, so have roof vents open whilst doing this.
NEVER EVER block floor/wall vents no matter how draughty it feels THIS IS HIGHLY DANGEROUS (read through the links please)
Gas fires can worsen condensation so where possible, I use my oil filled radiators, but that is my personal choice.
I have two small low wattage dehumidifiers that i have positioned at either end of the caravan, I find these excellent for taking excess moisture out of the air, (it is far easier to warm dry air and fabrics than damp)... but this again is my personal choice...
Below are lots of links for you to read through, please make the time to read them, you'll stay warmer, and healthier
http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread...t=condensation (please note the date on this one lol)
I am NOT promoting any companies you may find within these posts, good as they may be, I am highlighting the information within the threads
Hope you find this a time saving thread guys
~ if I find any more I'll add them to this thread for you.
If YOU have any tips that you have found that work please add them on here....