Popup Storage

Discussion in 'Camper Storage / Winterizing & De-Winterizing' started by Cindyb85, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Cindyb85

    Cindyb85 New Member

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    The people we bought our 1992 Jayco from told us to keep a utility light on inside it over the winter. They said the light would keep the camper just warm enough to prevent mildew. I spent 2 days cleaning the mildewed canvas, caused from when, they said, the bulb burned out a few winters back. Has anyone heard of doing this, or have any better ideas? It will be stored outside in rainy, damp Washington and I definitely don't want that mold growing back. Thank you!
     
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    I was wondering about storing my closed up PU inside a garage. We live on the caost in Texas and it is normally 100% humidity in the summer, the garage temp is controlled with an exhaust fan that keeps it at 90%. Do you think I will have a problem with mold?

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    On both our boat and our pu, when we store it for the winter, we put in a 1 lb container of desecant.
    Comes in a plastic jar. Remove the lid and just place it on the floor. Menards, and Big Lots carries it. It's the exact same stuff the marina uses. Been doing it for years.
     
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    as for moisture control the thrifty way (cuz if I can do it thrifty and it works I'm all about it) a bag of charcoal that is used in grills, I live in Ohio so therfore I have no need for it in the pu but my house is a split level and under the living room it gets moist in the winter I put a bag of charcoal bricketts in and it keeps the area moisture free.

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    We use Damp-rid here. Florida is pretty damp, especially in rainy season. We keep a Damp-rid 'bucket' in the camper, and DW made a homemade version (lower and flatter) which we put into the tent ends before shutting everything up. About every 2-3 weeks we check the buckets, and if necessary, refill them. This goes on most of the year. Our only dry time has just past (April-May). During the dry season, we rarely check on the buckets. This method has worked pretty good for us.


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