The best ways to get an RV humidifier and travel is an issue for some.
Travelers can use travel humidifiers to keep them at home, but it’s a bit complicated and requires knowing how much air and water is available in the RV.
We spoke with Dr. Tzafrir Golan, director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Rehabilitation and Research in Rehabilitation, to get the answers to some of your questions about traveling on a humidifier.
Golan is also a certified travel humidifier salesman, so he has some experience selling the product.
The best travel humidification for RV travel?
Dr. Govan said a humidification system should have enough humidity for at least a couple of hours.
The higher the humidity, the better, but a little is better than none.
It’s not necessarily a good idea to use a humidifying system for travel as the humidity could cause mold and mildew to grow and cause problems for you and your RV.
What kind of humidifier should I buy?
The best option for travel is a portable humidifier, but there are a lot of options, including those that use a vacuum pump, a fan, or a heater.
Dr. Alan S. Mankin, director and chief scientific officer of the International Council for Portable Humidifiers, said a portable water-cooled humidifier that is more than 100 percent efficient is the best choice for RV use.
But it should not be a luxury item.
A portable humidifying device should be able to maintain at least 10 to 20 percent humidity for up to two days.
A humidifier with a fan that generates air that flows through the air vent is the next best option.
A water-resistant humidifier like a mini-vac is a great option for RV travelers as well.
But Mankins advice is to get a portable air purifier, because it can produce up to 90 percent of the air needed for RV ventilation.
If you’re traveling in a small RV, a small air purifying device is probably not a good option either.
What are the problems with using a humidified RV?
You’ll need to take care of a humidifiers water supply and keep the humidifier on for longer.
Minkowski said that a humidify can run for days, sometimes even weeks, without running.
But, the humidity will eventually come back to normal and the humidifiers air supply will return to normal.
Mitzni said you might get the urge to move the humidified vehicle when it starts to feel a little stale.
You’ll also need to keep the air flow low during the day to avoid mold growth.
Minskowski said the best option is to use an air purification system with an air filter.
He said this type of system should not exceed 10 percent of a normal outdoor air filter, and should not contain more than 20 percent of what is necessary to produce the required air.
Minsky said a water purifier is the cheapest option for use in a RV.
You can buy an air-purifying system at Home Depot for $150 or at most hardware stores for about $100.
He also recommended that you try a humidizer with a pump that generates more than 10 percent air flow for use during the winter.
Minka said a home humidifier is not as portable as a mini vacuum.
It can be cumbersome to move or maintain while traveling.
You might want to invest in a portable model, but, Minkinski said it’s better to invest a little money and do a little research to find the best portable humidifiers for RV purposes.