How do people handle condensation in their cars?

Eleeski

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Put a radiator style oil filled electric heater (they get hot but not burning hot) in the car and cook it. It will dry out pretty quickly. Works for our boot closet - which might be nothing like a car. I did use that trick after hosing out the car interior after the bear broke in.

Eric
 

David

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When my skis and boots are in my car they are in bags. When I get home I take them inside and let them and the bags dry completely before putting them back in.
 

chilehed

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Yeah, ventilation is key. I knock as much snow as I can off of everything, and keep the heater on high with the windows all cracked about an inch while I drive. You can also get a 120v Little Buddy heater to run in it overnight, we use them at work when doing cold testing down to -40. Velcro it to the dash with the outlet pointed at the windshield, it'll keep the windshield clear and help dry everything out.
 

Tom K.

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Lots of good ideas. I'm spoiled with the ski mobile living in the garage, but I really HATE damp cars, so I tend to heat the living daylights out of the interior on my way back down the mountain, then crack the windows a couple inches when I get into the garage.
 

Dave Marshak

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I keep a hotel key card in the car to scrape the inside of the windshield, then run heat + AC to dry out the car. I almost never run the heater with recirculated air in the winter. It's much less of a problem now than it was when I couldn't afford a car with working AC.

dm
 

johnnyvw

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Be careful about using the Rain x washer fluid if you have a car with a rain sensor, there's a good chance it will foul it up. Happened on my wife's Alltrack
 

oldschoolskier

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One of the tricks is turn on your A/C which comes on when you deforst, it pulls out the moisture even when the heat is on.

The second is turn on the heat and crack a window when the cars warm. Again drive out the moisture.
 

CalG

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Most/many automotive A/C sytems will NOT activate the compressor below some set "winter" temperature.

The best setting is "defrost" as far as A/C activation goes, but there is still no assurance that the A/C is drying anything.

A cooler does not a freezer make....
 
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