Originally Posted by D Davis
Please folks...Musty smells can be removed. Mine had a bad smell when I bought it. The camper was clean. Looked in the lower under seat compartments and saw it had had standing water. Clean cushions, Take out carpet and redo, it isn't much. Most windows
leak so fix that problem. Clean and no more smell.
That's very optimistic of you.
You bet, the "musty" smell in our amerigo
last October came out all right--once we pulled out every single bit of wet wood and threw it all away!
If someone is "prepared" to go as far as it takes to fix it, then, fine. Maybe they'll get lucky. But things like the foam can only marginally be cleaned from that smell once it gets in (I don't care what anyone says, I don't care how much bleach you use or assertions to the contrary) you are probably going to have to replace all the foam.
We just spent nine months fixing up our "musty" amerigo
. We found out WHY it was musty--wood rot. Lots of it.
We tried every solution on FGRV except the pricey Canberra gel--and there was no point in trying that, by the time we reached that stage, we'd discovered all the rot.
Funny thing about the rot--it didn't smell like MOLD. It smelled "odd." It also made my face burn and me cough for three nights after only 15-20 minutes inside the trailer once we'd towed it home. WHY it didn't affect me where we bought it is beyond me. I'm highly allergic--obviously it took a good shaking to break it all loose. The heartbreak to me was yuuuuge. The subsequent work and cost was also difficult.
Look--buy a musty-smelling trailer if you want. It's always up to you. But to optimistically assert that it's no big deal? That's foolishness. Do it to yourself, not someone else.
Buying a trailer that needs windows
fixed and carpet removed and cushions cleaned or replaced is fine -- if the buyer is aware of it all and prepared for it. Otherwise--steer clear is my advice from hard, sad experience.
She was good to let us know. Now it's up to others to make their own decisions, of course.