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Old 01-03-2016, 10:13 AM   #29
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Hi all. I got down under my bed and explored behind the cabinets where the hot water heater is. Everything was totally dry and there was no condensation either. I put a small container of baking soda under there. It may have been our record rains just making everything so humid. Now its cold and dry outside and inside is warm and dry. My heat strip is warming up my camper very well but I keep the vent open a little up top so sometimes add a space heater in the wee hours.


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Old 01-03-2016, 01:22 PM   #30
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Should you decide to replace the carpet - there is a floor covering available that is vinyl all the way through {one brand name is Fiberfloor} . The advantage is that it is not glued down and it is not ruined if you have a major water leak .
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:43 PM   #31
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How does the vinyl stay put without glue? Also it may be a bit toxic for me.

I am not too worried about carpet in the main part of the camper. We take off our shoes on a little throw rug and walk around in our socks. I'm more annoyed by carpet where plumbing is. That seems a design flaw (around hot water heater and under sink. But I bet they just lay the carpet in before putting everything else in.


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Old 01-03-2016, 04:27 PM   #32
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The vinyl just lays down and clings to the floor as it gets warm - there is nowhere for it to go as it is against the walls etc. We have had it in our house [bathroom , laundry room, kitchen] for the last 7 years , and in our last camper and it is great. Looks as good today as the day it was put in , and does not need wax or any special care. Never seemed to have any odor what so ever.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:41 PM   #33
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Sure hope what I posted helped. Happy Holidays
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:16 AM   #34
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Fabrics/foam can attract and maintain moisture. Are you sure it's not the foam inside the upholstery that's causing the smell?
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:30 AM   #35
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Hi, Donna. I'm absolutely sure. The cushions are fine. They are almost like new anyway. The odor was behind the cabinet around the hot water heater but all was dry there when I checked.


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Old 01-07-2016, 07:20 PM   #36
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Thanks Bob. Should I ever decide to rip out my Scamp carpet, the fiber floor product sounds great. I bookmarked the website (Tarkettna). Cheers!


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Old 01-08-2016, 05:19 AM   #37
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Did you try the concorbium mold control you mentioned in an earlier post? It has worked very well for us. I buy the gallon jug and spray it everywhere when we have a mold issue (after getting rid to the water source and cleaning). My husband is also allergic to mold and dust mites, but his only chemical sensitivity is to tobacco smoke.

When we store the trailer for the winter we also use damprid, and bring the cushions , curtains and any other fabrics into the house.

These steps have worked for us so far.
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I would avoid the ozone generators and use a dehumidifier unit in the trailer and let it run. Too much ozone is a health hazard and can degrade plastic, I know from experience.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:28 PM   #39
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Thanks, Lisa, I did buy it but didn't turn out to need it.
Marty, I agree mostly--ozone should be used for short blasts, to get rid of air freshener or cigarette smoke smells.
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