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Old 05-18-2017, 05:20 PM   #11
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It's interesting to read the different experiences with this. We only noticed the "new" smell in the first week or so after we picked up the trailer. Perhaps the fact that we always open windows and run the Maxx fan when camping has something to do with that.

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Old 05-18-2017, 05:42 PM   #12
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I call it the new trailer smell, but always assumed it is the fiberglass. Greg mentioned the glue smell and that makes sense too. We always have our windows open also and I 'fear' the smell will fade. It smells new and fresh to us, and lets us know we are home
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:26 PM   #13
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When our 21' was just a few weeks old, we had it closed up tight for a couple hot Alabama days then stepped inside, and the odor almost took our breath away. To us, it smelled more like the interior wood paneling was off-gassing formaldehyde (and through our jobs, we know what formaldehyde smells like!). We opened all the windows and the door, and opened all the interior cabinet doors and drawers whenever we could for a couple weeks, and either it's gone away, or our noses have acclimated. That, and it never hurts to have a little coffee brewing and bacon cooking to help a camper smell great!
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:10 AM   #14
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Mmm....bacon.

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Old 05-19-2017, 01:35 AM   #15
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I can't wait for that new trailer smell! I'm enjoying my new truck smell with the leather seat smell!
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:08 AM   #16
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Sorry to hear that, Ginger. Glad you got your new trailer, though.

I'm rather sensitive to smells and can get a stuffed up nose and/or throat by strong smells. (Don't get me started on perfumes worn by those dining out in restaurants!)

I've not noticed any "new trailer" smell in our trailer. There probably was some at first, but I was going in and out of the thing hauling stuff in and working in there. Lots of air movement with that door constantly opening and closing.

I sleep with the Maxx fan cracked open and running on low. I always open the kitchen window and run the stove fan when cooking. Same with the fan in the bathroom when showering and opening the window after I'm through.

I would suspect all of that has greatly helped in getting rid of any "new trailer" smells in there over the 4500+ miles in the past 2 months, plus all the going in and out I did while it was parked here and not putting miles on it. I also used it as a guest house for a week in January and I would not have been able to do so if there was any lingering strong odors.

I also like to get some flowers and put them in a vase, if I'm at a site for a bit. Freshens up the place and makes it look nice. Just make sure to get flowers that smell good and not the ones that have the smell taken out of them so they can look pretty.

Here's hoping the strong odors will go away for you soon and you won't have any breathing problems.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:38 AM   #17
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Conga-Rats on your new trailer! For us, new smell went away after a few weeks. We tried to keep the vents slightly open, even though it was cold. Brrrr!



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Our first season with our Escape the off gassing was irritating and we had to have windows open and Maxifan on. The past year it wasn't an issue though.
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