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Old 08-22-2014, 01:57 PM   #11
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I find it isn't only the pantry smell but everything. We come home and all of our clothes smell like the trailer. We have left the vents open, the windows and cupboards open. We tried washing things down but nothing.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:28 PM   #12
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How new is you unit. The materials used in construction carry a multitude of ordors. Start by opening it up open doors and drawers and all roof vents. Plug in a fan an let it run for a couple of days. I also recommend using Damp Rid.
Read the other posts here on this thread for more advice
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:17 AM   #13
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OdoBan by the gallon...


My DW washed the ENTIRE RV interior with OdoBan. http://www.odoban.com/
That's the walls, ceilings, doors, closets inside and out, drawers inside and out, dressers inside and out, cabinets inside and out. The worst problem was the pantry as the black plastic vent pipe sucked up the smell. We sealed in the smell with waterborne polyurethane. Keep those cabinet and pantry doors ajar as well as the dresser drawers. Condensation accrues in the 30 F's; you want to keep storage areas warm. Keep the air moving inside the RV with a fan and vent moisture at the source; use the kitchen fan anytime you are cooking and use the bathroom vent anytime you are running hot, steaming water.
Now we keep the interior temperatures up and a ceiling vent cracked open. (hot air holds more moisture than cold air, so vent at the ceiling)
As SOCOGUY suggested above use Damp Rid devices. They make units that hang in the closet between your clothing, small units that sit on shelves just be very careful with the liquid that they produce.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:46 AM   #14
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Quote: As Dave said, " just be very careful with the liquid that they produce".

That liquid is toxic for any pets also don't use on any plants it is not water. Dispose of properly. (sewer). That said it is a very effective product.
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:20 AM   #15
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Hi all!
New member, 1st post, here we go:
We have the same issue with odor in our new 28' Zinger BH Travel Trailer. We just bought the unit last spring. We were chalking up the odor to that "New Trailer Smell" but it certainly hasn't dissipated at all over the 1st season. Any food stored in the unit for more than a few days is rendered unetable!! I don't believe in my case it is moisture related, it's more like a formaldehyde or adhesive smell. Even after several machine washings you can still smell it in clothing & bed clothes!
The dealer & manufacturer appear to be playing dumb but at the same time they were pretty quick to suggest placing open bowls of ammonia in the unit during storage!... REALLY!... Fight one nauseous chemical with another..?? They don't know what's causing it but have some radical hijinx chemistry that just MAY solve the problem!!.. We are very disappointed to have to be living with & dealing with this issue on a brand new $30k unit, (not to mention the other 15 or so warranty issues that have dragged on over the 1st year!)
Our unit may benefit from additional ventilation.. I hate to risk leaving windows & vents open when we are away.
We will have to try & ventilate more but at this point, the odor is so persistent that I'm not all that confident it will make much difference. If it doesn't, we will have to get rid of this unit or take back to dealer for REFUND!

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If you have jalousie windows, you should be able to leave them cracked open all the time and not have any issues with them. Dealers do it all the time.
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I installed vent covers and leave the roof vents open all the time. even in the winter. snow piles up on top of them, but the trailer stays dry and vented.
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Ammonia in an open tin plate will do the trick put it in several different spots and leave the unit for 24 hours. Than come back remove it an air out the unit I did mine for another 24 hours. got rid of the smell all together. I did it myself on the Zinger, when I purchased the Cruiser The dealership had all ready done it as part of their get ready.
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Ammonia in an open tin plate will do the trick put it in several different spots and leave the unit for 24 hours. Than come back remove it an air out the unit I did mine for another 24 hours. got rid of the smell all together. I did it myself on the Zinger, when I purchased the Cruiser The dealership had all ready done it as part of their get ready.

This will work best if done in the summer on a hot day with the rig sitting outside in the sun.

I've done it on mine also, and it worked.
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I installed vent covers and leave the roof vents open all the time. even in the winter. snow piles up on top of them, but the trailer stays dry and vented.
First thing I did on mine was install vent covers. My father has had a fair amount of water damage from vents breaking during outside storage. I thought the lifetime warranty on the covers were the way to go.
I have not closed the vents for more then a couple days at a time when running the ac or heat. They have been open almost since we bought it.
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