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Old 06-18-2017, 09:21 AM   #1
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The inside of my bus is wet!

We had a string of super humid days and then a few rainstorms. The bus has no leaks...but it is unbelievably damp inside in the mornings!! Moisture is everywhere, it's gross! What can be done to reduce this? I am worried about doing any remodeling and having moisture build up afterwards.

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Old 06-18-2017, 09:25 AM   #2
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:37 AM   #3
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I was contemplating a dehumidifier when it's parked. Keep it dry and mildew free.

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That's humidity from your own breath you're seeing on the walls. If you've still got a top hatch in your bus try putting a wood spoon between the hatch and the bus to hold one edge of the hatch open just a crack. It lets the humidity escape slowly during the night.
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I didn't​ think about that. I was assuming it was humid warm air being cooled overnight and condensating

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We had a string of super humid days and then a few rainstorms. The bus has no leaks...but it is unbelievably damp inside in the mornings!! Moisture is everywhere, it's gross! What can be done to reduce this? I am worried about doing any remodeling and having moisture build up afterwards.

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Buses sweat profusely. Why I'm so perplexed that they're stuffed with fiberglass!
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:39 PM   #7
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That's humidity from your own breath you're seeing on the walls. If you've still got a top hatch in your bus try putting a wood spoon between the hatch and the bus to hold one edge of the hatch open just a crack. It lets the humidity escape slowly during the night.
Lol this was beyond what my own breath is capable of.

The rubber floor was extremely wet, very few spots were dry, it was extremely humid inside likely from the extreme weather we had, I'm just wondering if insulation will stop that from happening. I might just take out all the windows if it's gonna sweat like this, was quite shocking.
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Ok, but it won't cost you anything to try the wooden spoon in the top hatch. It may not fix it but it should make a difference.

For me the insulation made the condensation virtually unnoticeable, but yes the windows still sweat if there's a temperature variation between outside and inside. I'm very fond of the insulated panels I put in the windows, for reducing condensation and for privacy at night.
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What makes you so sure? Do your ceilings not have insulation? A hairline crack, allowing but a single drop of rainwater beneath its surface every ten seconds, produces the very circumstances you describe.
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What makes you so sure? Do your ceilings not have insulation? A hairline crack, allowing but a single drop of rainwater beneath its surface every ten seconds, produces the very circumstances you describe.


No I dont have a hairline crack, we just had extreme weather conditions where it was very hot and humid. It's been a few days since and even though it's been rainy it hasn't happened again. My guess is the bus just got too hot. I'm hoping insulation will reduce this sweating of the metal.
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