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Old 07-15-2003, 07:45 PM   #15
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Linda: Go for it!

I know it's easy for me to say because I'm not the one who gets migranes from different smells. But I would really encourage you to
go with a fiberglass trailer. They are the absolute best. Off-gassing
takes place in any trailer, not just fiberglass trailers. If you use
a Honeywell or similar type filter (Honeywell is the cheapest of
all the filters that consistently receive high ratings in various consumer
tests) everyday for a few weeks (24 hours a day) I really doubt you'll
have any probelms. Keep all your cabinet doors wide open so, as
Anomad suggests, you'll get forced ventilation everywhere. After two weeks try sleeping in the trailer at your residence or close by if that's not possible. If all's well take off on a trip! If not try it for two weeks more. Once it's okay just run you filter every now and then--particularly just before you head out. After a year there will be
such minimal off-gassing that it shouldn't be an iussue.

When I brought the off-gassing topic up I was only trying to help. The last thing I want to do is steer anyone away from these fantatsic RVs.
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Old 07-16-2003, 01:49 PM   #16
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Most construction products outgas something undesirable, whether it be resin smells, formaldehyde (plywoods,...) or plastics. RVs are particularly bad about it because they are a fairly confined space, and experience more heat gain than a home, due to less insulation. The things that will cause outgassing include: fiberglass (including the insulation used in stickbuilts), plastics, plywood, carpet, vinyl and adhesives. A fiberglass egg isn't any worse than a stickbuilt about this. If you get an air filter, you want one with activated charcoal, not just a particle filter. The charcoal actually absorbs the gasses that are causing the problem.

Shaklee Corp makes an air purifier that is very successful at the elimination of smells. It isn't actually a filter - it treats the air electronically. It's called AirSource, and it comes in sizes for the home and for the car/rv. I have one of each, and love them! (Yes, by the way, I am a Shaklee distributor, but no, I'll not try to sell you one. That's not why I'm here. Go to www.airsource.com or www.shaklee.com if you want more info). They aren't cheap, by the way, but they aren't just a blower with a paper filter, which most of the filtration systems are.
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Old 07-16-2003, 09:21 PM   #17
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I just bought a new 2003 17’ Casita. It has a fiberglass smell (mostly in the bathroom).

This is the second new Casita for me. The smell lasts about a month or so.

Some of the folks that know Roland, know that he has extreme chemical sensitivities. It has caused him problems with his work situation. He thinks these Fiberglass trailers are great. He owns a 16’ Casita.

My experience is that the odor is a very short term thing with new trailers.

I hope this helps.

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Linda, I see you live in California too. If you like to come visit Lori and me to see a new one, please email me. We live about three hours south of you.
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Old 07-17-2003, 09:07 AM   #18
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Nathan's wife Daisy has multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies.

He's written lots about how they can only camp in a molded fiberglass rig.
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Old 07-17-2003, 09:08 AM   #19
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>>come see a new trailer

Michael, I'd like to come see your new trailer!

How about posting some pictures!
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Old 07-17-2003, 12:17 PM   #20
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It is so hot here, and I haven’t washed it since I got home. It has road tar on the front - OUCH!

Also, I would be too embarrassed to let Suz see it without a new waxy shine.

It has been sitting idle for 4 days. We are repacking for another trip this weekend to “The Lake;” waterski trip with the kids and grand-kids. Yea!

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Orginally posted by Michael Sanders

It is so hot here, and I haven’t washed it sense I got home. It has road tar on the front - OUCH!

Also, I would be too embarrassed to let Suz see it without a new waxy shine.

It has been sitting idle for 4 days. We are repacking for another trip this weekend to “The Lake;” waterski trip with the kids and grand-kids. Yea!

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After my incident last week I had to break down and hire someone to cut-polish and wax my trailer in preperation for our holidays.

I haven't seen it yet, but family have told me that it took 5 years off the appearance. <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1700a97c843ultratop.gif/>
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cut-polish and wax my trailer in preperation for our holidays.
Rick, what is [b]cut-polish?
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rubbing compound? :shg
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Old 07-17-2003, 04:16 PM   #24
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OH, I’ve never heard it called that.
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define: cut polish (Must be in my Canadian dictionary somewhere....)

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1713a95cc77beweis.gif/>
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Old 07-17-2003, 04:40 PM   #26
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Only on West Coast would they have Cut-Polish.The rest of us polish and wax.:jester
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Old 07-17-2003, 05:19 PM   #27
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Nope, not only on the west coast. Here in Ontario we have cut polish too!
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