View Full Version : My trailer tack room "sweats" - What can i do?

Nov. 16, 2009, 05:41 PM
So, my 1999 Turnbow is my first aluminum trailer. The ceiling is fiberglass but the trailer is all aluminum. I thought i had a leak in the roof vent or the door gutter since my carpet is always damp--but i just figured out why my TACK is damp too. The ceiling sweats! And then it drips ALL OVER MY STUFF. Nothing is ruined, thankfully. Is there anything i can do about it? I cracked all the windows for ventilation but i can't just throw them all open as rain/snow season is here. Do those de-humidifiers work at ALL? Is there some product i can apply to the ceiling? Is this normal in aluminum tack rooms?

Nov. 16, 2009, 05:46 PM
To keep condensation at bay in my old trailer which wasn't insulated I bought a condensation catcher from Wal-Mart and just kept the crystals full, dumped out the water once a week or so and no problem. I don't think it's just aluminum trailers that do it, although my trailer was aluminum so perhaps.

ETA: This is what I used to have........ http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/dri-z-air/4735

Nov. 16, 2009, 05:50 PM
Try this; http://www.damprid.com/

It's also good for blossom end rot in tomatoes !

A roof vent would also help; http://shop.easternmarine.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.catalog&categoryID=463

Nov. 16, 2009, 06:44 PM
My trailer was made in Armstrong BC by CM Trailers for me and it has a yellow insulating spray foam applied to the ceiling and it never drips and is cooler in summer. Can't tell you if it is available aftermarket. Could phone them if interested.