Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-01-2010, 12:32   #1
Senior Cruiser
Randyonr3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: Beneteau FIRST 42
Posts: 1,836

While we're out crusing, we keep our 05 jeep in a 24 foot storage container at the local storage yard..
This last time when we returned, I found mold growing in and around the dash, steering wheel, and console area..
I say it was mold.. kinda white chalky groth...
and the inside of the jeep was covered with damp areas..but the container is sealed and no water gets in..
Wondering how to keep the inside of the jeep dry while we're gone.. We have no electricty at the container. and this next outing could be for a couple years..
Randyonr3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2010, 14:14   #2
Registered User
Jentine's Avatar

Join Date: May 2004
Location: Cruising on the hook
Boat: Beneteau 393, "Blackthorn"
Posts: 743
Images: 5
I would either sell the Jeep or store it outside where it will get sunshine and ventilation. I have stored boats and cars outside in the air for years with no negative effects. When storing for a long period of time, I usually leave a No Pest Strip hanging. It keeps critters out. Over the years, it has even kept mold out of our boat in Florida throughout the rainy season.

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
Jentine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2010, 05:55   #3
Registered User

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 41
I use baking soda to keep moisture out of my tightly closed tool chests. After reading your post I went out and checked a chest that hasn't been opened in at least 5 years. No rust, no mold, but the box of soda is now a brick.
karlhead is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mold Killer rleslie Liveaboard's Forum 60 09-10-2012 11:29
How to Eliminate Mold? sailingmonica Liveaboard's Forum 19 19-08-2009 12:53
White Mold?? Islandmike Health, Safety & Related Gear 14 15-10-2007 19:29
Mold Wahoo Sails Construction, Maintenance & Refit 8 29-07-2006 14:43
Genoa black mold bcguy Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 6 04-07-2006 12:32

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:11.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.