We had a mold/mildew smell this past spring, discovered a small leak in bathroom vent, removed vent, sprayed a mold spray on top of the shower/bath stall where we could see there might be some mold or mildew, did the best we could (hard to access), the smell went away. But it's back, strongest when the heater on (we already removed heater, looked around the cabinet, the smell is there but no signs of it). Removed bath vent again, was a new small leak, but very little moisture and no visible mold/mildew in same area. Just odor.
We are thinking the original mold spread down the stall on the back side (by kitchen, those familiar with plan B Escape) or front side where door is.
It seems our options are - (1) remove all the interior paneling and framing around bath stall, or cut into it certain places, look for and treat mold, which hopefully we'd find because if not then we are baffled, (2) tear out the stall ourselves, which is what we are thinking of doing, (3) find a restore-repair place that could remove the entire shower stall, look for mold, then either replace, or not, a new stall (expensive options, but hopefully less so than new trailer). (4) sell to someone who doesn't mind the smell! (I think it is a stronger odor than my husband)
Our trailer, a 2005 model, is otherwise in good shape. I guess it is now in the category of vintage Escape
. Doing some restoring work, though depressing, makes sense, if it solves the problem. We gotta do something!
Anyone have this issue? Anyone done any restoration/alteration work on an older Escape
? Anyone know someone in western Washington who does such work? I've found some names on line, have to wait to Monday to talk with them.