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Old 07-08-2008, 02:14 PM   #15
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Just an update about my smelly casita. We dried it with a dehumidifier for many days, rent carpet cleaner and cleaned, cleaned and cleaned again. It is all appart now, and ther is no mold in it, and the smell seems to fade away. We used febreze and it seems to get better, although I cannot stand perfume.
Let see that I don't usually use perfume; not for shampoo, clothes, cleaning product, everything that you can think I found fragrance free products. So I am very sensitive to smell...I can still detect something, but it is a lot less than before.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:12 PM   #16
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Just an update about my smelly casita. We dried it with a dehumidifier for many days, rent carpet cleaner and cleaned, cleaned and cleaned again. It is all appart now, and ther is no mold in it, and the smell seems to fade away. We used febreze and it seems to get better, although I cannot stand perfume.
Let see that I don't usually use perfume; not for shampoo, clothes, cleaning product, everything that you can think I found fragrance free products. So I am very sensitive to smell...I can still detect something, but it is a lot less than before.
Keep the windows open a bit to allow cross ventilation and to keep it aired out. If it builds back up...well you know what that means.

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Old 01-08-2011, 10:22 AM   #17
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I called Stanley Steamer the day that I bought my 1994 Casita and they cleaned everything and also used "enzymes" to get rid of the musky smell. It was worth the $160. No worries now!
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:35 AM   #18
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We finally replaced the last of the carpet in our house with ceramic tile or wood. My wife has allergies and the carpet was a major contributor. It was amazing just how much filth is contained in carpet and padding. Our EggCamper has a removable carpet that we can take out and hose down, but I have plans to eventually replace it with vinyl planks.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:25 PM   #19
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We finally replaced the last of the carpet in our house with ceramic tile or wood. My wife has allergies and the carpet was a major contributor. It was amazing just how much filth is contained in carpet and padding. Our EggCamper has a removable carpet that we can take out and hose down, but I have plans to eventually replace it with vinyl planks.
Yes, carpet can hold a lot of odor. It's easy to get a carpet in a trailer pretty wet. If the musty smell continues, try pulling the carpet out and putting down some other flooring. (I would do that anyway... our house smells so much better since I ripped out the living room carpet and laid down laminate. I will never tolerate carpet in a trailer again.)
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:25 PM   #20
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I just bought an 01 13 ft Casita. Looked at it twice before deciding to take the leap. The day I picked it up, I asked the Service Manager if he noticed an odor. He replied he had lost his sense of smell as a child. I kind of wish I had now. :/ The more humid it gets, the more I smell cat urine and feet. I've shampooed five times and still, the awful reek. Have tried woolite, resolve, Bissell and two steam cleanings. Vinegar and peroxide was the last effort. Called Service Master and Stanley Steamer and both say, rip up the carpet in the floor. Dealer says bring it in and they will use an ionizer.(I've read it's a temporary fix) At this point, I'm ready to buy a tent. :/ There is no fridge or heater. No bathroom either.. it has to be smelly feet and cat pee. Should the dealer at least pay half the cost of replacement?
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:21 AM   #21
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I just bought an 01 13 ft Casita. Should the dealer at least pay half the cost of replacement?
Your trailer is 14 years old and the dealer only said he lost his sense of smell, not that that he smelled anything.

It's a case of buyer beware, did you notice any smell when you got it?

Also ripping out all the carpet would be a major task.

Sell your Casita and buy a new one, you'll then smell new trailer smell, or another used one with your "nose open"
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:33 AM   #22
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Also ripping out all the carpet would be a major task.
It's not that big-o-deal to rip up the flooring carpet. Wall carpet... that's another story. I'm not saying it's easy to rip carpet off the floor, but just sweat equity. I'd still start there... if you can too... keep all the vents and windows open.
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:38 AM   #23
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New owner of Casita 04 with moldy smell

A used trailer usually doesn't come with a warranty, either expressed or implied, so good luck getting a dealer to pay part of any repairs.

Getting rid of smells from porous surfaces is tough. Sounds like you've tried lots of different things and the odor still exists. That usually means the source of the odor is underneath the carpet, and cleaning doesn't get there. Probably not much to do except replace the carpet, and give what's under it a good cleaning as well.




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Old 06-07-2015, 10:54 AM   #24
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Have you tried the stuff from the pet store? My friend had a problem with cats getting territorial and marking all over her house. The cleaner she got really took care of it.

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Old 06-11-2015, 08:11 PM   #25
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Odor

I own an ozone generator and used to 'clean' apts with odors. These were human and pet urine odors. Male cat urine is a tough one. Ozone always removed all the odors. I lived in Phoenix and in the middle of the summer we would 'clean' an apt that management painted 3 times and replaced the carpet in and it still smelled. When we were done we asked the management to leave the apt closed up with no AC for several days before going in. It was Phoenix, 110-120. Every time the apt was opened up, no odors were detected.

Enzymes may work as well. I know 1st hand ozonating works.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:30 PM   #26
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Fridge removal

I'm not really sure why you want to remove the fridge unless it doesn't work. But if you insist, remove the rear window totally and after you disconnect everything, the fridge goes out the back window. Lots of luck!
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:36 PM   #27
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Does anybody know how to take the fridge unit out?
Is there anything that we need to be concern about? That is most likely the next thing we need to do.
Why?

I would start by steam cleaning the carpet on the floor and walls & removing all the cushion covers and hand washing or have them dry cleaned.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:05 AM   #28
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Why?

I would start by steam cleaning the carpet on the floor and walls & removing all the cushion covers and hand washing or have them dry cleaned.
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Chantal asked that question in JULY 2008

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