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Old 10-23-2017, 10:39 PM   #1
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Getting Rid Of A Smell

My 2013 Puma has a faint smell sort of like burnt bacon.

I wonder is this is coming from the rubber floor in the garage?

Any ideas on how to get rid of it?

I have tried sprays, scrubbed the floor with simple green and mopped with Dawn.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:01 PM   #2
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I have found zeolite crystals can get rid of any odor I have sent its way.... mold from my old tt and gasoline (generator leaked) from the basement of my fiver. These are rechargeable by simply setting them in the sun for 6 hours.

Not sure what the odor is from other than have you cooked bacon in the trailer? That smell can linger and rubber can absorb odors pretty easily. We always cook bacon on the grill outside for that reason.
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I have found zeolite crystals can get rid of any odor I have sent its way.... mold from my old tt and gasoline (generator leaked) from the basement of my fiver. These are rechargeable by simply setting them in the sun for 6 hours.

Not sure what the door is from other than have you cooked bacon in the trailer? That smell can linger and rubber can absorb odors pretty easily. We always cook bacon on the grill outside for that reason.
Thanks asquared

That looks like a good thing, I have never seen that before.

I know the PO hauled dirt bikes in it and it looks like that there are stains all over the rubber floor, when I scrubbed the floor with a stiff brush and simple green I got about 75% of the spot cleaned up.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:19 AM   #4
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Ozone generator may help. There's risks, so read up and don't have any pets or people or anything living in the coach. But I know people who have great success with them removing odors.
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Thanks AMG, my concern with a Ozone generator is it interaction with plastic and rubber products. As my 5er would probably be a lower quality products it is full of plastic parts and then there is the 12' x 7' rubber floor in the garage.

I will have to do some more reading up on it though.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:48 AM   #6
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vinegar soaked paper towel in an open plastic container is my go to for permanent killing of off gas smells like you're describing. Smell should be gone within 24 hours. Works great on cat boxes too. Only reason for using the paper towel instead of an open container of vinegar is less mess when I accidentally knock it over.
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vinegar soaked paper towel in an open plastic container is my go to for permanent killing of off gas smells like you're describing. Smell should be gone within 24 hours. Works great on cat boxes too. Only reason for using the paper towel instead of an open container of vinegar is less mess when I accidentally knock it over.
Thanks HappyGuy, I can try this before I take off Sunday morning for a weeks trip.
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cotton balls soaked in wintergreen on a paper plate placed in a couple of areas will remove a lot of smells, but, then you must get the wintergreen smell out You can do that with open windows. Hope this is some help.
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cotton balls soaked in wintergreen on a paper plate placed in a couple of areas will remove a lot of smells, but, then you must get the wintergreen smell out You can do that with open windows. Hope this is some help.
"LOL" well I am already used to having the doors open and fan going

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We take smells out of sea containers with coffee grounds dry
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We take smells out of sea containers with coffee grounds dry
Thanks festis and welcome to the forum.

do you just spread them around on the floor?

at least coffee does smell good
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We too have had luck with coffee grounds. I just put out a couple of tin foil pie pans. Good luck!
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Just spread out on the floor close it up next day sweep it out or blow it out
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Thanks guys, I do have some coffee that is getting a bit old
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Try chlorine dioxide. You can get it on Amazon in several brands. I used Star Brite Auto Odor Eliminator -$13 and change. It does leave a slightly "swimming pool" scent but it wiped out a persistent nasty tobacco smell from my car. They claim it is safe to use, but like ozone I felt better airing things out before sitting in the car.
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Try chlorine dioxide. You can get it on Amazon in several brands. I used Star Brite Auto Odor Eliminator -$13 and change. It does leave a slightly "swimming pool" scent but it wiped out a persistent nasty tobacco smell from my car. They claim it is safe to use, but like ozone I felt better airing things out before sitting in the car.
Thanks LairdT, I have some pie pans of vinegar in it right now but if that does not work I will add this to my list of things to tray.
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