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Old 05-18-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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Airing out new trailer

We just picked up our 21 and it is wonderful! I love the smell of a new house, or car and new paint. However, sleeping in an enclosed space with all of that can be a problem if you have breathing iissues. I didn't think to open Windows as soon as we set up. Asthma is only a mild issue for me,but last night was bad. So just a word of caution, air it out as much as possible. Today every thing will get opened.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:21 AM   #2
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We just picked up our 21 and it is wonderful! I love the smell of a new house, or car and new paint. However, sleeping in an enclosed space with all of that can be a problem if you have breathing iissues. I didn't think to open Windows as soon as we set up. Asthma is only a mild issue for me,but last night was bad. So just a word of caution, air it out as much as possible. Today every thing will get opened.
During our first camping season with the 19', the fresh fiberglass smell was very strong, requiring lots of ventilation while in use. It took about two years before the "new fiberglass trailer smell" was barely noticeable.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:30 AM   #3
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Our 19 took just over a year after pickup to disseminate the glue, and off-gassing from materials. It would ventilate out well after about 6 months, but now seems to be fine after being closed up for awhile.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:52 AM   #4
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Our 19 took just over a year after pickup to disseminate the glue, and off-gassing from materials. It would ventilate out well after about 6 months, but now seems to be fine after being closed up for awhile.
Hi: Greg A... People would pay big money for that rather than the funky old trailer smell they have!!! Alf
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:10 PM   #5
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I got my 17B in March and noticed the same strong fiberglass smell. When I got it home and parked I cracked open a couple of windows and the maxx fan vent to get some air circulation. I also opened all the cabinets and seats to let the fiberglass vent out. After a month or so it's better. I'm hoping this weeks camping trip and warm weather will help air it out.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:19 PM   #6
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I agree with Alf! I love the smell, although if I had allergies or breathing problems, I might not be so thrilled. But I like the "new" smell. Ours still has that new smell after 11 months.
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I agree with Alf! I love the smell, although if I had allergies or breathing problems, I might not be so thrilled. But I like the "new" smell. Ours still has that new smell after 11 months.


13 months and counting, we love the smell too!
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Hi: Greg A... People would pay big money for that rather than the funky old trailer smell they have!!! Alf
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Alf,
It's no problem just buy this on Amazon and it can always retain that "New Smell."
https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys.../dp/B002J7VX4Y
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I am glad that I did not notice any new trailer smell, as we were in the Escape for many weeks going through Canada. Of course, we had very cool weather until finally going down into the U.S. I am well attuned to the weather bothering my sinuses but not new camper smell, I guess!. Hope you can get it aired out, Ginger. You can really use your fans. Glad you like your Escape. Need photos! Want to see that tangerine!!
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:41 PM   #10
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We just picked up our 21 and it is wonderful! I love the smell of a new house, or car and new paint. However, sleeping in an enclosed space with all of that can be a problem if you have breathing iissues. I didn't think to open Windows as soon as we set up. Asthma is only a mild issue for me,but last night was bad. So just a word of caution, air it out as much as possible. Today every thing will get opened.
Congratulations on finally getting your 21!! I hope the asthma triggers are shortlived, so you can enjoy what you've put so much into.

And, I agree: we want to see pics!

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