New Egg Odor - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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Any comments on how long it takes for the new trailer fiberglass odors to go away?: It's kind of powerful when new and not a pleasant smell.

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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hmmmmm.....didn't have any particular "odour" in our trailer when brand new. cannot honestly suggest anything than leaving the windows open to allow any off-gassing to vent out. and unless your trailer is stored indoors somewhere, opening windows in the winter isn't exactly feasible. but---come spring---if you can wait, you could, then. good luck!
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Theresa is right, if you can't open the windows right now it could be problematic. Check threads on removing odor from mold or animal urine. The same rules would apply here. If it was summer, the heat and open windows would cure it in no time.

But, if you can open windows/vents... fans help dissapate the odor quickly.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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.....you might try just USING it, might help get RID of that odor.

Make it MORE 'yours' imparts your own specific odors (whatever they may be) into the egg!!!
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Thanks for the tips. I will install a vent cover and a couple of Maxx/Air window vents. That should provide enough air flow to get rid of odor. Sue was concerned that the odor might last for a long time and she's very sensitive to perfumes, scented candles, and other odoriffic things. Fortunately, she's used to me by now.

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I suspect that Dan's referring more to the smell of resin used when molding fiberglass. The smell goes away quickly. Open up the windows, etc. when you get your camper. I can't remember having the odor hanging around, not even on our first outing. I've had fiberglass boats in which the odor hung around for awhile, but the camper is odor free pretty fast.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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Hi Folks.

Any comments on how long it takes for the new trailer fiberglass odors to go away?: It's kind of powerful when new and not a pleasant smell.

DJ
Start by getting out your vacuum and vacuuming every corner, including the walls and inside the cupboards and under the dinette.that will remove a lot of the factory dust.... Then a light spray of a room freshner of your choice and close it up for while. The new smell will be gone on it's own soon enough though.
Funny thing... they sell "new car smell" in spray cans!
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OK! We will vacuum also. I imagine a bit of production dust does get into the nooks and crannies. And we can start out with a clean machine. Probably won't stay that way for long though.
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I found a white residue inside the cabinets so I took a damp cloth and wiped down the inside of all the cabinets.
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the vacuuming idea is an excellent one. quite rightly, it would suck up the offending dust and that, plus the ventilation once you get the fan cover and the window vents, cannot help but make a huge difference!
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I agree that a good clean up (and I presume this would have to come from you??) including cleaning everything with a neutral scent cleanser and a vaccuum job will probably get the job done.

I guess being in the (warmer) climates of ManySoda, one could leave windows open a titch also to circulate the stale air. Don't spend any more money than need be untill you've tried the frr stuff first....
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I wish I had your problem.

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:41 PM   #13
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When we bought our Scamp it stayed for a while. Almost a year. We didn't deep clean like recommended in this thread so start there. I always opened windows several days before we went camping. The odor is quite pungent so I know what you're dealing with. Good-luck and post back what methods work.

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Our 2010 Scamp still has that new trailer odour and it will be 2 in the spring! - I am quite sensitive to smells though. I plan on throughly airing and vacuuming in the spring as we did not buy it till late in the fall.
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