RV living has its own unique perks and challenges. Life on the road, untethered and carefree, can be exciting and liberating. However, you’re also cooking, showering, eating, and sleeping in a very small space. This small space means you need to find ways to get rid of smells…and also the increase in water vapor that accumulates, especially from showering and cooking. You can, of course, open a window to release some of the vapor and prevent condensation. But you may want to consider an RV dehumidifier, especially if you’re going to be camping where its colder and you don’t want to let in outside air.
There are two basic kinds of dehumidifiers – a rechargeable dehumidifier that uses a desiccant, and a refrigerant model. Rechargeable models are good for closed spaces like closets, while refrigerant models are better for keeping mold at bay.
But how do you decide which dehumidifier to get? Let’s look at a few reviews…
This gets high marks for preventing mildew and mold caused by moisture. It also helps eliminate bacteria from the air, which is good for people with breathing problems. You have control over the percentage of humidity for your RV, and it’s easily portable.
This has whisper-technology and a renewable reservoir. The compact size makes it great for bathrooms and closet spaces, and it’s recommended for getting rid of odors and fungus.
3) HomeLabs 9-gallon Dehumidifier
This unit can remove a maximum of 70 pints daily from the air, and can be used not only in RVs, but in basements or other large rooms. It has an Energy Star certification and should be able to work efficiently without significantly raising your energy bill.
People like the fact that this unit runs quietly and uses very little power. The automatic defrost will shut the unit off if the coil starts to freeze, preventing damage. A few reviewers did say their units had a short lifespan, but others say theirs held up very well.
This less-expensive unit removes moisture quickly without requiring a lot of power. It removes up to 50 pints of water a day, and helps rid your space of moisture and mildew.
These dehumidifiers all help to cut down on the moisture and subsequent mold or mildew that can build up in a motorhome, and any one of them would be an excellent choice.