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Old 08-26-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Odor on cloths

We have had this trailer for a year now and it's been great but every time we bring in some stuff out of the trailer it has a mold smell to it, i have looked every where and i can not see any leaks what so ever and all the walls are all sealed really good, the wife and i just went out and we can not smell any mold in any draws or anywhere in the trailer it has the new smell to it still, i am wondering if it could be the type of wood there using as i put my nose close to the wood in one of the draws and it had a mold type smell but yet the wood looks very nice and clean, any thoughts from anyone.
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We place a bar of scented soap in the drawers. Even at home.
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thanks mark good idea, i had my son and grand kids come over and had them smell the cloths and they said it's the same as the new trailer smell in the trailer well that makes me feel better i guess my old nose no's not...lol we will have to give the soap a try
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Someone on this site (Mark?) turned me into this stuff called Zeolite. It helps alleviate odors by absorbing them. The rocks are reusable after recharging them by sittings in the sun or baking them in the oven. I had a mildew odor in my old tt from the humidity down here in NC. Zeolite completely eliminated the odors for me.... and I'm very sensitive to odors.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:28 PM   #5
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You're right Aileen, I forgot about the Zeolite post. Great stuff.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:39 AM   #6
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Unless you have a water leak it is probably not mold but mildew. We have to keep a couple of windows cracked and I keep the cupboards and drawers slightly ajar to help air flow. I believe our humidity up here in WA is absorbed into the wood to create this issue. I don't leave bedding and such out there just for this reason.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:45 PM   #7
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Good idea I'll open a few draws.
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Please forgive me if this is a dumb question as I'm sure it is. Do you leave the roof vents open? This is my 3rd trailer and first with the vent covers that allow me to leave them open all year. Honestly everything seem very fesh now with this trailer. No stale musty smell in anything anymore.
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If you have jalousie windows, you can leave them cracked open as well as your roof vents.
If you have the slider windows, don't leave them open.
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I do have vent covers and i leave them open, after my son saying it's the new smell i to now think it is just the new wood sent bleeding on to things.
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Be sure to check under the mattress. We had issues there before. Bought some green air filter screens. Laid between mattress and plywood. Problem solved.
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Thanks i have looked every where you can look at all good and dry every where i believe it's coming off the new wood i have draws open so well see if airing it out real good works.
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Could be that "New Camper" smell...anything I leave in mine for more than a day has it too and we've had our TT for a year and a half.
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Please forgive me if this is a dumb question as I'm sure it is. Do you leave the roof vents open? This is my 3rd trailer and first with the vent covers that allow me to leave them open all year. Honestly everything seem very fesh now with this trailer. No stale musty smell in anything anymore.
As long as you have vent covers on, yes you can leave the gents open. We used to leave them open in our tt while it was parked and close them for travel. We learned keeping them open during travel sucks air and dirt in the area around the vent.
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We have had this trailer for a year now and it's been great but every time we bring in some stuff out of the trailer it has a mold smell to it, i have looked every where and i can not see any leaks what so ever and all the walls are all sealed really good, the wife and i just went out and we can not smell any mold in any draws or anywhere in the trailer it has the new smell to it still, i am wondering if it could be the type of wood there using as i put my nose close to the wood in one of the draws and it had a mold type smell but yet the wood looks very nice and clean, any thoughts from anyone.
We have the same problem tried everything still has that odor you can't leave food in the trailer you can taste it seems like glue or some kind of chemical they used.
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We have the same problem tried everything still has that odor you can't leave food in the trailer you can taste it seems like glue or some kind of chemical they used.
Read post number 4. The zeolite really works, combine that with a good airing out and the smell will go away. 2 days of zeolite in our fiver got rid of the smell entirely.
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We had some water come in while putting away the slide in the rain getting ready for a trip.

Ended up with moldy smell in cabinet under TV.

When we got home, I closed up the trailer and rain a dehumidifier for a couple days and it cleared it up.

Unfortunately there is a lot of bare wood in the trailer along the floor and in the cabinets., so it naturally picks up moisture.
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Read post number 4. The zeolite really works, combine that with a good airing out and the smell will go away. 2 days of zeolite in our fiver got rid of the smell entirely.
Thanks I will try this Zeolite looks like I am not alone. I believe it is some kind of glue or paints that the manufacture uses and the smell will never go way.
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You should read this other thread below , it sounds like it cud be related to the odor problems that you folks are talking about...

http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...mell-8639.html

We are going on the 3rd summer this year with our Zinger BH & I am concerned that the odor in our unit is only getting worse. Because of this I am beginning to wonder if it is New trailer smell at all. It's almost 3 yrs old! Maybe it is not New trailer smell & some kinda mold or mildew! Where should we be looking / cleaning to eliminate mold or mildew problems. We have certainly never seen anything around that resembled mold. We normally do a few early & late season trips where we run the heat a lot when it is cold outside. We get a lot of condensation on the windows but it appears to dry up pretty good when we ventilate. We have THREE roof vents that r wide open when the unit is not in use & there are usually 2 small windows open also. Roof vents do not help much in the winter when there is snow on the roof for months at a time.

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Mine has got a lot better i left all the draws and cabinets and the roof vents open over the winter, it still has a little hint of a smell but nothing like after i had first got the trailer.
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