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Old 03-03-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Getting Rid of that New Trailer Smell

Took delivery of my new Sunset Trail Super Lite ST270BH two weeks ago. Promptly loaded up the trailer and we took it camping to Williamsburg, Virginia for 4 days. It was a lot of fun and my first RVing experience.

The only negative thing about the trip was that new trailer smell, which is driving us crazy, it's sticks to our clothes, gives us headaches, etc. I don't know if it's formaldehyde (sp?) or what but it's strong and we want to get rid of it.

Does anyone have a good way to get rid of this horrible new trailer smell?

I'm all ears.

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Old 03-03-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Only thing I did was open the windows and vents for over a week at home .and open all cupboards. Also you can take out cushions to air outside.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:25 PM   #3
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First congrats on your new rig and welcome to the forum.

You could just air out the Rv for a few days or try lighting some candles, incense, or something similar. Spraying with Fabreze may help also.

I'm glad your all ears and not all nose.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:30 PM   #4
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Only thing I did was open the windows and vents for over a week at home .and open all cupboards. Also you can take out cushions to air outside.
This should work nicely ^^
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:33 PM   #5
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What has worked for many----(if we ever get a warm/hot few days that is.)

Set the trailer in the direct sunlight, pour ammonia in a few pie pans and distribute thru out the trailer. I set about three on the floor in different areas. Close the trailer up, meaning all windows, doors and over head vents closed. Leave it sit like that for about three days. Then open her up and air it out and remove the pans of ammonia. It should take care of the new trailer smell.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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Thanks this sounds like a great idea - as you say the only missing ingredient now is a few nice warm days :-)
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:53 PM   #7
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Only thing I did was open the windows and vents for over a week at home .and open all cupboards. Also you can take out cushions to air outside.
This is about all you can do. Formaldehyde is used in a lot of the materials. Carpet, vinyl, cushions, etc.
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Thanks for the ammonia trick, going to have to try it. Warm day for us right now is 10 above zero, so maybe in a few months!

Also, I picked up a trick from traveling at my old job. Airlines will often take one of those coffee filter packets (like in the hotel rooms but bigger) and place it in the restrooms to cover up "offensive" odors. I tried leaving a can of old coffee open in the camper when we open it up for the new season and it works. First, I like the smell of coffee, so it may not be good for everyone and second, it only covers the smell...sounds like the ammonia actually helps eliminate it.
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Congrats, Joe & Bobbi,
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Thanks for the ammonia trick, going to have to try it. Warm day for us right now is 10 above zero, so maybe in a few months!

Also, I picked up a trick from traveling at my old job. Airlines will often take one of those coffee filter packets (like in the hotel rooms but bigger) and place it in the restrooms to cover up "offensive" odors. I tried leaving a can of old coffee open in the camper when we open it up for the new season and it works. First, I like the smell of coffee, so it may not be good for everyone and second, it only covers the smell...sounds like the ammonia actually helps eliminate it.

The ammonia has worked the best of anything I have tried. Not that it's 100%, but it sure raises heck with the formaldehyde smell.
Our trailer to this day still has the "new trailer" smell, but not the formaldehyde.
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