Airing out the Popup after rain.

Discussion in 'General Camper Setup / Take Down' started by Mellow Ducky, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Mellow Ducky

    Mellow Ducky New Member

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    My family and I took our popup out for the first time this past weekend. Unfortunately it was pouring rain while we were breaking the camper down to come home. It is supposed to rain here at home for the next couple of days, so it will be a bit before we can open it back up. Once we are able to, any tips or tricks we can do to make it easier? Just open her up and let her sit a day or two?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Go ahead and open it up, if you leave it closed your tents will get mildewed.
    If you park it where you can plug it in, run a dehumidifier or a fan inside to circulate the air.
     
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  3. Mellow Ducky

    Mellow Ducky New Member

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    Would running the AC be ok? Or should we just use a fan?
     
  4. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    A/C would help dry it out, but with lower temps right now I don't know how much it will run.
     
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  5. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

    You can go a few days before opening it up if its still raining out. In the summer I'm always surprised how quickly things dry off once you do pop it up when the rain finally stops. It shouldn't need to be a few days unless you have actual canvas that is soaked (we have vinyl covered fabric)
     
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  6. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    On my camper on a nice sunny day, my canvas can dry in a couple hours. Cloudy day it takes a little longer. A fan to run inside will help dry the inside out. My old camper it took all day to dry so it entitly depends on the type of canvas you have.
     
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  7. JustRelax

    JustRelax Active Member

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    It doesn’t take long to dry. Probably more important to get it back up as quick as possible. Up and raining is much better than closed and wet. Your mattress may be absorbing all that water that is closed up.
     
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