I wonder if anyone runs a dehumidifier at night while sleeping in their van to keep condensation down and help wet gear dry overnight?
I’m building out a Sprinter. I’ll be using it a lot for multi-day winter adventures. I finish the day skiing or climbing with a lot of wet gear and would like it dry to put back on the next morning. I’ll have a diesel heater and fans inside to circulate air. Because a lot of my adventures are in the Cascades range, outside humidity is often high during the winter, so cracking vents and windows only helps a little. With two people sleeping in the van and a lot of wet gear, am worried there will be too much humidity to dry things out (not to mention the wet-boots smell).
I’m considering installing an Ecor Pro Desiccant Dehumidifier — 17 Pints/Day, Model# EPD30. It doesn’t use a compressor, so probably won’t be super loud. It does suck some juice, but I’ll have a pretty substantial 12 power system.
I wonder if this is a good idea?