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Message posted by gillsid26/3/2006 at 6:29pm
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Hi,

We've had our new caravan for just over a week now. We picked it up last Sat and spent that night in it. I lugged duvets/sleeping bags (for kids) in the car. I knew we were going away again this weekend so left the sleeping bags in there. I then invested in a new duvet set for me and hubby to leave in the van as well. However when I left the van in storage I began to fret! Will they be damp and horrid when we go away again- cabbage Hall meet in 5 or is it 6 weeks time? Don't want to sleep in damp bedding but bought it specially so I had one less thing to remember. What's the best thing to do?

 


Message posted by lexie26/3/2006 at 6:53pm
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You should be OK. First time we were away, it's just like a bad dew. You can buy stuff for removing damp but I think you should be fine. Keep taking beding out for an airing and all will be well.

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Message posted by emmitdb26/3/2006 at 6:53pm
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Greetings,

It is inevitable that in this country and with a very well ventilated van, your bedding  will pick up a little residual dampness out of the atmosphere,HOWEVER, the bedding that you have left in the van will soon air if, when you come to use it again, you use a little heat combined with ventilation.Just put the heater on low and leave a window open to let the atmospheric dampness disappear.

It could be that in five or six weeks time the weather will have turned and be sunny and warm(who am I kidding!!!) in which case the heat from the sun will have replaced the damp air inside the 'van for dry air. Don't worry, everything will be fine.


Message posted by Jo Parker26/3/2006 at 7:09pm
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We always leave our bedding in the van, just get it out early on the first night to air and all will be fine, went away a couple of weeks ago and next time will be Cabbage Hall so hope to see you there.

 


Message posted by gillsid26/3/2006 at 8:15pm
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Thanks everyone, you've put my mind at rest, i've left it draped over the settes anyway.

Jo- I lived in Ashton for the first 18 years of my life-Byrchall school!

 


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Message posted by flack26/3/2006 at 9:39pm
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I use the plastic vac bags when we leave our bedding unused for a while, they are great for over winter storage. I put all our bedding, pillows and towels in these bag's and they are ready to use as soon as you open the bag.

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Message posted by Mirabelle27/3/2006 at 4:03pm
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We always store our duvet in the van, and just take the cover home after each trip to wash it.  Sometimes the duvet is a touch damp, but nothing much. In any case we always lay it out for an hour or so before, and is fine by the time we go to bed,

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Message posted by Jo Parker27/3/2006 at 4:16pm
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 Hi Gill, went to Birchall the other week as a judge , they were doing their in-house drama,dance and music. Had a great time. Other judge was the Lord Mayor of Wigan.

Hope to see you at Cabbage Hall in MAY.

 


Message posted by michael27/3/2006 at 9:39pm
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In any case we always lay it out for an hour or so before, and is fine by the time we go to bed,

we did this at keswick a couple of weeks ago,not so much damp as downright cold.with heating on full one hour before bed they were removed from under the bed and aired off and were fine.[:o)]

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