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post #49 of Old 11-08-2012
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Re: Winter Moisture Control

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
That's not exactly correct. The higher the temperature of the air, the more moisture is can retain as humidity. Condensation occurs when the air is saturated with moisture and can't hold any more. Heat the air and it can hold more water, but its still there.

Its super cold air that can't hold much humidity.
OK, so maybe I should have said...lowers the relative humidity? The point I was trying to make is that CIRCULATING warm air and heating the inside surfaces seemed to reduce or eliminate condensation for me, and I never found the need to ventilate. Everybody has their own opinion or experience in this matter, some maybe haven't even tried to live aboard in winter, who knows. I was just offering my experience of what worked for me.
Minnewaska, your post is not trying to help them solve the problem of staying warm and dry. Why not offer some helpful advice?
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