Sick--anyone Tried A Humidifier?

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Pianoman's Comment
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Here's a little trick that works for me. In the winter, when I'm using the bunk heater, I take my "crock" out of my "crock pot" and put about a half gallon of water in it. I set it on the floor with a folded towel underneath it, near the vent where the heater blows. Then I aim my bunk heater vent at the side of the clay pot which slowly converts the water to steam, but not in excessive amounts. I've done this for several years now without any damage to my truck, and it keeps my air passages from drying out so bad.

Thanks Old School! I'll get a crock pot and try that!

's Comment
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Great idea OS! I remember wayyyyy back in the day when we had what we called "space heaters" throughout the house...small gas heaters. We would put a pot of water on top of them and let it stream all day and night and that would get rid of that horrible dryness the open flame would cause. Was trying to think of a way to use that same idea in the truck...yours is the perfect alternative!

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Old School's Comment
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I guess I kind of dated myself with that solution, but somethings have a timeless way of working real well.

Jonathan T.'s Comment
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Old school, you leave the crockpot turned off and let the bunk heater do all the work of turning water into steam?

Old School's Comment
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That's right. You don't even need the appliance, just the ceramic "crock." The bunk heater will almost get the "crock" too hot to touch if you're not careful. That's why I put the folded towel under neath it. That keeps it from melting the rubber floor. Of course you don't want the lid on the pot either.

Auggie69's Comment
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Somebody told me to run the AC with the heat on if I had a problem drying out with the heater. Haven't tried it yet but it may be worth a shot

That's even worse than just running the heater. The a/c sucks the humidity out of the air.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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So I did some asking around and found several people who have successfully used the mini humidifiers on the truck with no problems.

I looked at several on Walmart's website that are USB powered and Petro (for sure) sells a 12v one. Not a bad price either, $15.99.

OS, I would try your suggestion but my heat vents through the sleeper vents. I don't have a vent on the floor. Or at least I can't find one.

I'm going to pick one up at Walmart here pretty soon and I'll post how it works if I remember.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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So I did some asking around and found several people who have successfully used the mini humidifiers on the truck with no problems.

I looked at several on Walmart's website that are USB powered and Petro (for sure) sells a 12v one. Not a bad price either, $15.99.

OS, I would try your suggestion but my heat vents through the sleeper vents. I don't have a vent on the floor. Or at least I can't find one.

I'm going to pick one up at Walmart here pretty soon and I'll post how it works if I remember.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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So I did some asking around and found several people who have successfully used the mini humidifiers on the truck with no problems.

I looked at several on Walmart's website that are USB powered and Petro (for sure) sells a 12v one. Not a bad price either, $15.99.

OS, I would try your suggestion but my heat vents through the sleeper vents. I don't have a vent on the floor. Or at least I can't find one.

I'm going to pick one up at Walmart here pretty soon and I'll post how it works if I remember.

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