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KnowNuthin

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Posted: 06/08/19 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On our last outing we were enjoying a campfire which was located approximately 20’ from our trailer. Unfortunately the wind continuously shifted and, at times, blew the smoke directly at our FW.

Most unfortunately of all was the fact I had the Fantastic Fan running in the living room and the vent open in the bedroom... pulled quite a bit of that smoke right into the trailer... enough so that the smoke detector began wailing in protest.

We drove home (approximately 1,000 miles) with all the roof vents open to ventilate the trailer... it helped a bit but there’s still a noticeable smoke smell.

We can’t let the trailer sit with all the windows/vents open as we live in a rather windy and dusty environment.

Is there a method or product for removing campfire smoke odors from out FW?

Edit: I did a search here—all the search returned was for mitigating cigarette/cigar smoke... I imagine our three hours of campfire smoke would be different than 6 years of cigarette lounges... no?


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Just imagine what it's doing to people's lungs. Rent or employ a ozone generator.

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My favorite smell in the world.
I became a forester so I could be around it more.

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I have used my Ozone Generator to remove smoke smell in the RV,They can be rented in your area most likely.


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This may sound all too easy,but take a bowl, and fill it with fresh coffee grounds, and leave it in the coach as long as possible. We had a similar problem with a car that we bought. The person that owned it before us was a cigarette smoker, put a bowl of fresh coffee grounds on the floor in front of the back seat, and in about a week no more smell. Hope this helps.


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Just think how you would feel if the smoke was from an adjacent site!


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Google "air sponge"

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Dick_B wrote:

Just think how you would feel if the smoke was from an adjacent site!



Just think how you would feel if you booked a campsite at a campground with the knowledge they permit campfires and have fire rings, and someone actually used them. How dare they?

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Thanks for the replies... are these “permanent” fixes or something I would need to repeat on occasion?

...I guess what I’m really asking is: Did I taint my trailer for good?!?

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KnowNuthin wrote:

Thanks for the replies... are these “permanent” fixes or something I would need to repeat on occasion?

...I guess what I’m really asking is: Did I taint my trailer for good?!?


I've smoked out many trailers over the years. It will eventually air itself out. Don't sweat the small stuff. Its going to get smoked again anyway unless you stay away from campgrounds.

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