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Old 06-13-2011, 10:34 AM   #11
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Mick,take your trailer to Harrington,Maine,Sunset Point CG. Ask the owner about some fresh Clams. Cook clams in trailer,you will not have the NEW smell any longer! Have him cook & deliver (Lobster) while there as well. Youroo!!
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:23 PM   #12
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The US govt. has finally listed formaldehyde as well as styrene as carcinogenic. Hello! Like anyone who ever smelled the stuff could possibly think it was good for you! I'm wondering if Mick Land in his first post is simply responding to that govt. anouncement? RVs are built with materials that are light weight as well as inexpensive. The "new" focus is on ultralight trailers - ones that can be towed by popular SUVs. What would your trailer / motorhome weigh if it were built from non chemical containing materials - metal, solid wood, ceramic shower tile and bathroom fixtures etc.

Yes airing out the units helps to dissapate the offgassing. I wonder what restrictions if any there are on materials used in their construction
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:27 PM   #13
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My division uses "Azdel - Superlite" which is Formaldehyde free and ALL Forest River divisions use low formaldehyde emitting materials (to my knowledge). Not all "new" smells are Formaldehyde.

Prior to Katrina & the Fema units I don't recall a single issue, post Katrina you'd think those thing were made of solidified Formaldehyde panels
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:08 PM   #14
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I bought this unit brand new in 2007 , 5th wheel 33 ft bunk house. The smell attaches it self to everything that is the unit. Clothes, dishes, toys, etc..... I have aired this unit out in everyway you can think of.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:47 PM   #15
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I've got an '09 Rockwood 2106 that was built in Aug' of '08. I purchased the TT in the fall of '09. Yes it did have a strong "new" smell to it when I purchased it. I didn't have much of a chance to air it out when I got home w/ it. The following spring when the warm weather arrived I kept the roof vents open & went thru a few Airwick fresheners. After a couple of weeks the new smell was barely noticeable.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:05 PM   #16
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Mick Land the trailer is 4 years old. If the smell is not getting less then something else is going on. It would drive me crazy as well.

Off gassing can take a while - but is less over time. I'm sure it feels like the odor is everywhere but can you pinpoint what has the strongest smell?
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:36 PM   #17
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Try used coffee grinds, they are awesome at absorbing odours.
I saved a few days worth and put them in all the drawers/closets and on the main dinette, left them there for a couple of days.......'new' smell is gone.
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This subject line reminds me of a joke on (I think) the Two Ronnies. One character gives the other a bottle of liquid and says "Tell Malcolm to hide this." The other says "what's in the bottle?". The first one says "It's formaldehyde." The second one says "You told me what to do with it, but what's in the bottle?"
In the same light............try burning "Fork Handles" that should hide the smell! (Four candles) also "Two Ronnies".

Farm hand goes into general store, asks.....Fork handles? Server behind counter slaps down four candles (wax) You know how the rest goes
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What Forest River Lines use AZDEL or other composites?

Forest River needs to do a much better job in touting/advertising what products contain AZDEL and other composites! So, AZ Del says Forest River is using the stuff, so where. I can not easily find it on any of the product information on the web sites.

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My division uses "Azdel - Superlite" which is Formaldehyde free and ALL Forest River divisions use low formaldehyde emitting materials (to my knowledge). Not all "new" smells are Formaldehyde.

Prior to Katrina & the Fema units I don't recall a single issue, post Katrina you'd think those thing were made of solidified Formaldehyde panels
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Try used coffee grinds, they are awesome at absorbing odours.
I saved a few days worth and put them in all the drawers/closets and on the main dinette, left them there for a couple of days.......'new' smell is gone.
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My brother & SIL mentioned that I put a tray of charcoal briquettes in my TT when I winterized it for the 1st time. I'm not sure what the purpose is. Charcoal is used as a deodorizer.
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