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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?!?



After using my Ozone Generator for 4-8 hours it stayed clean and clear of odors,until It happened again [emoticon] then I did the same thing and again clean and odor free....still that way after 5 years.

Now I know how to clean it up if it happens again.

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Never even heard of an ozone generator. Could have used one over the years!


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Be sure to read up on ozone generators before spending good money. Apparently ozone is not necessarily an RVers friend if you want to purge an enclosure where people will occupy it. Just sayin'.


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A product I use for odors (such as pet odors) is Odo Kill or Odo Kleen (the latter has disinfectant added). Usually soldthru pet stores. I have found that if you can get the OdoKill spray on it, it works.

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what about the following suggestion, Air Out, wash what you can and Tough Odor Matchup The following may be helping a bowl of Vinegar as it airs out. Neutralize Skunk Odors This may be helpful showing 8-tips for removing Odors.Removing Odors from RV

Works for us or should I say, my wife as I'm just walking odor, but she loves me. Stink and all.


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On the other hand. I love the way a camper smells when it smells like a campfire. I thought that was how they are supposed to smell. I am always disappointed when the smell fades away.

It is the biggest reason I camp. They won't let me have a fire at the motel


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Dick_B wrote:

Be sure to read up on ozone generators before spending good money. Apparently ozone is not necessarily an RVers friend if you want to purge an enclosure where people will occupy it. Just sayin'.


X2 Ozone is a very strong oxidizer. Overexposure to ozone can corrode metal and make some plastics brittle.


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Terryallan wrote:

On the other hand. I love the way a camper smells when it smells like a campfire. I thought that was how they are supposed to smell. I am always disappointed when the smell fades away.

It is the biggest reason I camp. They won't let me have a fire at the motel


Amen brother! Or putting on a coat that you last wore by the campfire. For just that moment your back by the fire


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drsteve wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

Be sure to read up on ozone generators before spending good money. Apparently ozone is not necessarily an RVers friend if you want to purge an enclosure where people will occupy it. Just sayin'.


X2 Ozone is a very strong oxidizer. Overexposure to ozone can corrode metal and make some plastics brittle.


Agreed! Ozone is powerful stuff (not in a good way). If you wouldn't pour straight bleach on something, don't subject it to ozone. Used-car lots use ozone to get rid of cigarette-smoke smell; but they aren't planning to keep the vehicle very long so the long-term damage to fabric/vinyl/rubber/steel isn't their concern.

Re fire smoke smell: Febreeze works well, along with a lot of fresh air (set up a large fan and let it run with the windows open for a few days)

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Thanks for all the thinkin’-about material...

Seeing as how I’ve got Febreeze and vinegar in the house I’ll start “small” and see how far I get... Julie didn’t notice the smoke last time she was in the trailer (‘course my sniffer seems to detect more)...


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