RV Living is truly one of the most free and pleasurable lifestyles available. We’re so blessed to live in a nation that spans an entire continent, and have a friendly neighbor to the north that allows even more variety as we travel. But RV living is not all carefree. Living in an RV has it’s own set of challenges, which can vary by climate, but one constant is controlling moisture.
Here are a few tips that can help you control moisture levels in your RV.
1. Always use fans when cooking and showering. Cracking the windows during cooking and showering isn’t a bad idea, but running the overhead fan(s) is a must.
2. Don’t air-dry your clothes inside. This may be tricky if you’re experiencing inclement weather for several days in a row, but it’s worth it to go to the local laundry mat and use the dryers in order to ensure that not only your clothing dries completely, but that the air in your RV remains dry as well.
3. Install better window insulation, especially if you’re traveling from colder climates. This is a bit of an investment, but worth it to keep dry air in and moisture out
4. Use DampRid or a de-humidifier. Mold loves moisture, so this is a must to maintain a safe living environment.
5. Monitor indoor moisture levels. Hygrometers are the devices used to measure moisture, and they typically are paired with another weather sensor like a thermometer. Prices for a device like this can range from $10 to $35 depending on the features you choose, but a hygrometer is easy enough to obtain via an online retailer.
RV Living is the epitome of freedom and enjoyment, and keeping your RV clean, dry, safe, and comfortable is easy once you know what to do!