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jsalty 12-30-2015 10:11 PM

Dizzy in my new rig
 
I am wondering if anyone else has become dizzy just stepping in their rigs..
I am wondering if it is a stabilization issue or a construction material off gas issue, or me..

If I spend two minutes in the kitchen I get dizzy.

I plan to air her out this weekend and see if I still get dizzy.

Any thoughts?

Kenny kustom 12-30-2015 10:14 PM

I get a little loopy, if it's not level...


2016 Sabre 36QBOK
2015 Ram 3500 CUMMINS

jsalty 12-30-2015 10:18 PM

I thought about that and re leveled in the yard just to see.. I think the rear scissor jacks allow the rig to wiggle.
Thinking about putting jack stands under the rear frame rails vs. Putting down the stabilization scissor jacks

Surveyor Mike 12-30-2015 10:20 PM

Fire up the furnace and air it out good. We had a lot of "construction smells" that can't be good to breathe. Some are more sensitive than others. My furnace bothered me the most till it burned in a while but we still had glue and formaldehyde smells for a while when it wss closed for long periods.

jsalty 12-30-2015 10:36 PM

Thank you Mike.
I have been running the AC as it is 85 here for the last two weeks.. I will have her in NC next week and am sure the furnace will be running there.. if temps drop here enough at night I will fire it up.
I do have smells strong still too.. although I have had the rig only 1 month..

Surveyor Mike 12-30-2015 10:39 PM

I think the heat and wind where you are, will help it off gas quicker than if cold. Open the windows when you can and see if that helps the dizziness.

jsalty 12-30-2015 10:40 PM

Thanks

TLAK 12-30-2015 10:43 PM

Are you a young or older person? I ask because when I was 60 I would feel a little get dizzy hanging up my coat. No other symptoms, I shoveled snow, walked around and played golf without noticing anything. Then my doc heard something on the stethoscope during a check up and sent me in for an angio. They found a blockage and put in a stent. No more dizzy hanging up my coat, probably nothing to do with your situation, but just though I should mention it.

jsalty 12-30-2015 10:46 PM

TLAK
I am in my mid 40s
But could be something to discuss with my doc. Thanks

Ken K. 12-30-2015 11:01 PM

yeah you have an inner ear issue most likely, could be a light case of vertigo. Since you probably don't have a good horizontal visual reference your brain relies upon it's vestibular-cochlear input to resolve your spacial relationship. If your inner ear isn't working right you may then get dizzy.

Go see an ENT, they have a simple test to see if this is your issue. Good Luck!

jsalty 12-30-2015 11:04 PM

Thanks Ken

Terier 12-30-2015 11:54 PM

The first few trips with my TT I would wake up feeling dizzy. It went away and there were no signs of other trouble so I figured it was ear related. If there's a lot movement I will become dizzy but that is related to the jacks not being down.

Evereddie 12-31-2015 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsalty (Post 1067928)
Thank you Mike.
I have been running the AC as it is 85 here for the last two weeks.. I will have her in NC next week and am sure the furnace will be running there.. if temps drop here enough at night I will fire it up.
I do have smells strong still too.. although I have had the rig only 1 month..

The point that Surveyor Mike made is to run the furnace before you have to be in the trailer using it. There is a lot of gunk on a new furnace that needs to burn off before it will stop smelling. Run it for a while while you are not in it.

mike.t 12-31-2015 01:02 PM

Let me ask. Is this the first time you have ever been dizzy?

jsalty 12-31-2015 01:02 PM

Understand Evereddie. Thank you.

mike.t 12-31-2015 01:17 PM

OK let me rephrase that. You only feel dizzy stepping in to your rig.

DickiedooFlagman 12-31-2015 01:25 PM

Before our FR, we had a Canadian-built FW. Formaldehyde is not allowed in construction of trailers built in Canada.

jsalty 12-31-2015 02:17 PM

Mike.t
I don't know.. I don't have another rig near by to step in.. however this morning I have been fine in it.. I opened all the shades, removed the skylight insulation, turned on ceiling fan and turned on the lights while I was setting up the galley and stocking with supplies.

Boso 12-31-2015 02:23 PM

Dizzy
 
One of the signs of heart problems even if you can walk for miles with no problem see your doc

CampingGator 12-31-2015 02:35 PM

I feel sea sick if the stabilizers aren't in place.


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