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Old 08-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Scented Trailers??

In September 2011 I purchased a slightly used 2011 Prime Time Tracer (manufactured in 2010). There has always been some sort of a perfumy "fresh scent" odor in the trailer. I have scrubbed all the walls and cabinets. I have left the windows open. The trailer sat closed up over the winter and this scent still remains. I was wondering if Prime Time Mfg. builds some sort of a scent into some trailer components. How do I make this trailer scent-free?

Thank you for your help and suggestions.

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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What do you want instead of the fresh scent?

Would a musty, persistent fart odor work better for you?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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I was being kind with the "fresh scent" description. It is honestly very annoying. I have a sensitive nose, I guess. In general, I can't stand perfumed laundry detergents, or sprays such as Febreeze, which the odor in the trailer reminds me of. I was hoping your reply could have been of more help.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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Could it be a special edition from Forest River, a Febreze model

There seems to Febreze everything these days.

But seriously, they probably cleaned and deodorized the unit for the sale.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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I'll be honest with you, we use those cone shaped air fresheners in our trailer when we are camping to help cover the food odors and uh, er, other odors.

This may sound strange but, mold in the walls and the like has a sort of perfumy smell.

Could be the previous owner soaked the rig with Febreeze to cover up the formalgahide smell.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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It is possible that the previous owner sprinkled carpet fresh on the carpet. You should be able to tell by smelling the carpet.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have the rug airing out on the line, but that does not seem to be the culprit because the smell is still there. I will try using an air freshener with a scent that I don't mind and see if it works!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:22 PM   #8
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CTDAVE,

My older neighbor lady years ago use to set out a bowl of White Vinegar on her countertops for household odors. She was a smoker and you would never know it.
The vinegar is suppose to absorb the odors in the house. As I say, it's just a suggestion, but I find myself doing it as well.

As for the perfume smell, I too would have said the previous owner may have used Carpet Fresh. We have used it before on our carpets and it is very perfumy. Give the White Vinegar a try. Fill a big bowl, close up your camper for a couple days and see how this works. If it helps lessen the odor, it's a cheap solution. Good luck!
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Briorick,

Thanks for the vinegar suggestion - worth a try for sure.
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Try baking soda as well, sprinkle it directly on the carpet, leave it a few hours then vacuum it up
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