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Old 12-10-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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Musty/Woodsy Smell

Ever since I bought my RV 2 years ago, there has been a musty/woodsy smell on clothes placed in the shelf area of the wardrobe slide and in the cabinets over the bed. It takes about 2 to 3 weeks for the clothes to pick up the smell. I thought about mold, but have searched and searched and everything is "bone dry" and no signs of any mold. I always thought it was from the wood used in the construction and that it would eventually go away. It hasn't. Has anyone else experienced the same thing?
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:27 AM   #2
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"Musty" sounds bad, "woodsy" sounds good. Boat makers solve this issue by ventilating storage areas. It sounds as if your nose is sensitive to the smell your trailer emanates. My trailer has a distinct odor that stored fabrics pick up. It comes from adhesives, finishes and laminates used in construction. IMHO, it will be a loooong time before your trailer goes "neutral."
Solution? 1) Live with it and don't be concerned. 2) Substitute a smell you can tolerate with scented oils, sprays (such as Febreeze) or other similar product.

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Old 12-12-2015, 02:06 PM   #3
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You could also trying putting bounce sheets in the storage areas, that may help some
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Old 12-12-2015, 02:18 PM   #4
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You can also try zeolite. This stuff got rid of really bad odors in my old trailer and helped get rid of the formaldehyde smell when we bought the fiver.
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