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Do Catalytic Heaters Like Camco CAM57331 Wave 3 Heater Put Out Condensation


I heard that propane heaters like the Wave 3 can cause condensation problems. I have a 10 foot tear trailer and thinking of buying the Wave 3. Is condensation a real concern and how what device do you suggest to cope with moisture? Only thing I can find is a Damprid hanging bags but I was wondering if something electrical exists that could run off 12 or 24 volt battery when boondocking.


Expert Reply:

Catalytic heaters like the # CAM57331 Wave 3 do indeed put out moisture as a byproduct of the heating process, it's unavoidable with that type of heater.

After doing some research, I've found that the best bet to keeping a large part of the condensation at bay is having a window or two cracked and a fan to provide air circulation.

If you do a Google search, you will find references to some 12-volt powered dehumidifiers, but from what I've read they use a lot of battery power and don't do a very good job of removing moisture.

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