RV Humidity

Humidity control in an RV or Airstream is always challenging, especially in the Pacific North West. There have been times when water has dripped from our window handles inside the trailer.

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A few years ago, we got the Eva-dry Petite Dehumidifier. At the time, we thought it was so great we wanted to eventually get another. I think the real issue is, it’s not a very good dehumidifier, when we ran it overnight it would never fill more than a quarter of it’s very small tank.

This summer, Dustin & Melissa told us about their dehumidifier. (RVers love to talk about the stuff that makes RVing easier). They raved about how much water it pulls from the air and even though it’s bigger than the Eva, it fit nicely in the corner by their bed.

After a REALLY wet week on the coast of Washington, we finally bought the NewAir AD-250 25 Pint Portable Dehumidifier and it’s amazing! The water tank fills up really quickly and is so powerful it dries our bath towels!

Dinner Last Night:
Southwest Veggie-Lentil Soup. This was really good, I skipped the jalapeño and still found it to be spicy. The Chipotle Cream sauce makes this soup extra good.

Cost of Camping:
2015 Cost of Camping (thru Thursday 10/15)
+ 79.00 for 3 nights at Amacher Park
120 night paid camping
165 nights free camping
285 days this year
Total spent: $2345.99
Daily average cost: $8.23

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12 Comments

  • Reply Allison October 15, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    We’re still marooned in the Seattle megalopolis. Our towels never dry. The day we return to the desert, they are going over the side, and we’re getting new ones.

    • Reply Leigh October 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      I totally relate!

  • Reply Rachel October 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    We haven’t used a dehumidifier but we do use the little DampRid containers and those seem to work really well. I keep one in the closet by the washer/dryer and one in the bathroom. And even as dry as it’s been here in San Francisco they seem to fill up fairly quickly.

    • Reply Leigh October 18, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Hi Rachel, I’ve read about those! Those would be great for boondocking. 🙂

  • Reply John B October 19, 2015 at 9:23 am

    We bit the bullet yesterday and bought a compressor type dehumidifier. We are in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and just returned from Pacific Rim National Park – think temperate rain forest. What a change. We woke up this morning to zero condensation on any of the windows of our 28 ft. International. Ours is the smallest we could find but still somewhat larger than yours. Too bad it will be dead weight this winter when in Arizona and San Diego.

    • Reply Leigh October 19, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Ya the dead weight is a bummer, but the dry air in humid locations is totally worth it!!

      • Reply Albert Ake January 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm

        We use them year round it will still pull water out in the winter. we save the water to flush with

        • Reply Leigh January 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm

          Ours is running right now! Makes all the difference!

  • Reply Susan October 22, 2015 at 11:32 am

    We live in Issaquah in our RV due to my husband’s military orders and the first thing we bought was a 30 pint dehumidifier from Home Depot. It works great. We empty it every day, that is how much water it pulls out. So thankful we were told about it when we moved here last year. If you are ever in the area, look us up at Issaquah Village RV Park, just 15 mins east of Seattle.

  • Reply Jon October 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Haha nothing worse than a wet towel. Thanks for the tips

  • Reply Kristy February 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for the info on the dehumidifiers! We are full-timing in a 25′ Flying Cloud and are in Florida right now and the condensation is killing us, wet walls and windows every morning. We also tried a smaller, countertop style dehumidifier with no luck. Are you still liking the NewAir? I’ve seen reviewers complaining it’s really loud – have you had problems with the noise levels? Thanks in advance for the follow up 🙂

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