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Old 01-12-2021, 11:28 AM   #1
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Damp Rid nightmare...

We have been using the little buckets of damp rid in our camper for about 3 years now. We had an issue with some moisture and condensation around the U-shaped dinette. (think from a sweating window). Well one trip we forgot to empty the little bucket under the seat and it fell and all the liquid spilled out on the carpet. We cleaned it up and went on. fast forward about 6 months and thought we had a leak in the slide. Come to find out, even once dry the little crystals stuck in the carpet still suck up moisture . The carpet kept getting wet. it had sucked into the wood frame of the dinette and front panels. the table bases were begining to corrode as well.

We have now pulled ALL the Carpet out of the slide area/trailer, rebuilt the bench seat bases and replaced the panel on them. for the floor we put in tile print sheet vinyl (linoleum) It looks WAY better now.

you can see in this pic how far up the moisture had wicked in the plywood. from the marker line to the new level was overnight in the garage.
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:08 PM   #2
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That’s terrible, glad you figured it out. If I use it in the future it’ll be placed in sink & shower.

Thanks for the warning.
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Old 01-12-2021, 02:06 PM   #3
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Hate hearing this... man I would be ******
Hit that wood with Kilz once it dries

BTW- that plumeria looks nice and cozy in the garage
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We replaced all the soaked wood. And then put kilz on the new stuff. Just in case.

Good eye on the plumeria. That's 1 of like 10. Worst part of winter taking up my garage.

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I would like to see a pic of the vinyl on the slide out. I am looking at having to do something like that this winter/spring.
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