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Re: [RC] FW: [RC] Mildew in trailer - Ed and Wendy Hauser

There are two things other things that can be done.  The fact that it is an
Al or metal trailer is not a factor.  Thge fact that the compartments are
sealed is.  There is no ventalation to remove any moisture from the

If the outside humidity is low enough, more ventalation will solve the
problem.  I have fitted my tack compartments with louvered vents, two per
compartment.  These are the kind that are sold at discount lumber yards to
insert in the sofit of a house for ventalation.  Since WI is quite humid
during the summer, I attached a computer cooling fan to one in each
compartment.  When turned on it uses 12 V DC to move a gentle current of air
and dries things.  I do plug in, but these fans do not draw much power.

An other way would be to add a smidge of ventalation, and install either a
low wattage 120V light  (careful of fire) or a 25 W, heater sold at gun
shops for dehumidifying gun cabnets, to each compartment.  The warmth will
lower the humidity and thus prevent mold.

A dehumidifier will work probably better, , but requires more money and more
money to run.

Ed and Wendy Hauser
1140 37th Street
Hudson, WI 54016

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Re: [RC] FW: [RC] Mildew in trailer, Nancy Mitts