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Old 12-08-2015, 08:43 AM   #1
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New Camper Smell

We bought a Sunset Trail Reserve SF35RL in Sept 2014. We have used many times and there is still a smell. It smells like glue? You really notice on clothes that have been in the camper. Everything that is taken out of camper smells like it, even the food....especially bread and cereal. Some articles that I have read say it is Formaldehyde? Has anyone had this problem? Suggestions for solving?
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:48 AM   #2
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Partical board that is used for all shelving and cabinets, foam in cushions , all have glues and chemicals in them, plus chemicals like fire retardant and scotch guard in mat'l. Put vent covers on vents and leave open. Some say amonia or something will help smells. Try to vent camper whenever you can.

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Old 12-08-2015, 10:24 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard mawbell.
I think you will find some good reading pertaining to your questions and concerns here.
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:07 PM   #4
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Just burn your dinner a few times on the stove it will get rid of the glue smell
And it will just smell burnt. That's what my wife did by accident (she says)

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Old 12-10-2015, 05:10 AM   #5
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We put 4 or 5 dryer sheets throughout to help with the smell, but we didn't have the chemical smell for too long. Campfire smoky smell was what we were getting rid of and dryer sheets really work well...
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