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Old 10-06-2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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breathing problem

i bought my Shasta camper on July 7,2015. I parked it in a campgrounds that day until Oct 1. After a month camping in it i started experiencing breathing problems. I did my own testing n when i didnt stay in the camper my breathing was much better. then i would stay in the camper and same results i had a very hard time breathing the next morning. it makes me wonder what chemicals were used in the campers. im scared that i have breathed in poisionous chemicals and damaged my lungs! I need to know and need a response as soon as possible please!

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Old 10-06-2015, 04:09 PM   #2
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I'd strongly consider calling Shasta at 574-825-7178 for this type of question, rather than soliciting information on an internet forum.


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Old 10-06-2015, 07:34 PM   #3
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x2 on what Bob/FROG suggested. Getting information directly from the source in cases like this can be best.
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They use formaldehyde in some of the furniture fabric and panelings. I went through the same thing since I have COPD. Had to use my rescue inhaler over and over and went on sneezing attacks all the time.
Contact the manufacturer and ask about formaldehyde.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:23 PM   #5
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I seriously doubt that you've inhaled dangerous chemicals.
What's more likely is that you are allergic or sensitive to something inside.
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Or you could be sensitive to something outside that's at the campground and not wherever you stay when you're not in the RV. In our part of the world it's ragweed season and a lot of people are allergic to those.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:36 PM   #7
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I bought my Shasta within weeks of your purchase.

There was strong off-gassing for quite a while. I opened the TT everyday and ran box fans, the oven vent fan and the bathroom fan before our first trip in August.

DH with COPD was OK.


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