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Old 03-30-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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does anyone know of any proven methods to completely remove the smell from the trailers?

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Old 03-30-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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Different smells require different solutions. Urine? Mold? Wet dog?? Or just old, musty closed up trailer odor?

Some are just a good thorough cleaning issue. Like wash the foam, curtains and upholstery.

Do you have a problem in particular?
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:29 AM   #3
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I did a lot of washing and airing, then put little bundles of charcoal in all the cubbies.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:56 AM   #4
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One of my favorite topics. See the link below for my trials and tribulations.


http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.php?showtopic=27099&hl=smell%20%20scamp&st=0


I had to really air the trailer out to get rid of the mothball smell, then came the general stink. We removed the cushions, carpet, and curtains. I used two bottles of Febreeze on the rat fur. As a result, the smell is gone, but now it smells like Febreeze (which is much better). I'm hopeful that when spring comes and I can open the windows all day long that the smell will lessen. All this followed a scrubbing of every smooth surface with bleach and copious amounts of elbow grease.

Someone suggested I brew a pot of coffee, then pour this into a pot and boil it off. He claimed that's what they did in houses where someone had died to clear out the odor. Well, it just smelled like a musty Starbucks after that, so that didn't work well.

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Old 04-01-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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I did a lot of washing and airing, then put little bundles of charcoal in all the cubbies.

why charcoal?
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You still haven't identified the odor you're trying to get rid of, maybe these links will help?

Mothball smell, Really bad

13' Scamp Stinks!, Mold? Mildew?

?how to get rid of insecticide smell under sink, previous owner left ants in cabinet, smells bad
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:47 AM   #7
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Charcoal absorbs moisture and odors. (Some innersoles for shoes have charcoal in them)

Another possiblity is setting out a dish of vinegar. That idea is a "Hint from Heloise", but might be more for odor in the air.

What do you think is the source (or sources) of your trailer smell? After giving ours a super-duper scrubbing, it still took several months of airing, etc. before the musty smell was gone.
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does anyone know of any proven methods to completely remove the smell from the trailers?
Hi: Some owners like that "FUNKY" trailer smell!!! Maybe it could be bottled ???
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