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Condensation

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by ForceV4, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. Nov 26, 2021 at 8:52 AM
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    ForceV4

    ForceV4 [OP] Pull my finger

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    I keep an inexpensive Rubbermaid tub in the bed of my truck with some emergency supplies. Think saw, tow straps, flares, gloves, poncho etc. The trouble is that in the.winter, condensation forms and makes a mess out of things in the tub. If I don't keep on top of it, rhen.mold and rust form. I have a tonneau cover.

    Aside from a giant bag of desiccant that I change out regularly, how can.i stop this from happening?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Nov 26, 2021 at 9:03 AM
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    Vent the box? A couple of pvc 90 L's pointing downward going through the sides of the box, some sealant on the inside to hold them.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2021 at 9:48 AM
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    Agree with the post above, you need to put a vent in the box
     
  6. Nov 26, 2021 at 4:30 PM
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    ForceV4 [OP] Pull my finger

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    I've tried dehumidifiers in the past that you have to drain. They work well enough until they tip over driving and spill that stuff.

    If venting the box is enough, I'll do that. I like easy.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2021 at 5:06 PM
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    I would go the other way: get an air-tight container and put the desiccant in. In the winter, you are probably experiencing a change in conditions where the objects in the box are cooled over night and then as the day warms up, exposed to air at a higher dewpoint than the surface temperatures in the box.
     
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