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Old 10-29-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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Outgassing

Our last trailer was bought used, so we never had thoughts about outgassing. I'm wondering whether anyone has looked into this with the Escapes. Anyone out there with chemical sensitivities who has bought a new Escape?

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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When I received mine, 10 days after completion,there was no smell distinguishing characteristics. No glue, formaldehyde nor chemicals that I could tell.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: Outgassing

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Our last trailer was bought used, so we never had thoughts about outgassing. I'm wondering whether anyone has looked into this with the Escapes. Anyone out there with chemical sensitivities who has bought a new Escape?

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We did , briefly because of past experiences . The outgassing or offgassing will set off the carbon monoxide detector ANY synthetic products will have some offgassing and the best thing to do is ventilate . Ours was a fairly quick build and pick-up and the weather was quite warm - which would all contribute , we had no issues . The factory must be well ventilated , and they surely don't shut it completely while in there . We have reasons to be fairly cautious about offgassing . Escape seems to take all aspects of their product seriously and work toward the most optimal results .
We always ventilate .
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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Re: Outgassing

There was a bit of off-gassing when we first got our trailer, but like many a new thing, it dissipated quite quickly.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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Re: Outgassing

We picked up our trailer in early August, we had the max air vent open for several weeks straight and the trailer smell free in a couple of weeks
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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Re: Outgassing

Our 19 was completed in January 2012. We picked it up in April 2012. We observed eye-burning fumes through all the summer months, and went out to open up the camper every day to help relieve the situation.
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Our last trailer was bought used, so we never had thoughts about outgassing. I'm wondering whether anyone has looked into this with the Escapes. Anyone out there with chemical sensitivities who has bought a new Escape?

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We did , briefly because of past experiences . The outgassing or offgassing will set off the carbon monoxide detector ANY synthetic products will have some offgassing and the best thing to do is ventilate . Ours was a fairly quick build and pick-up and the weather was quite warm - which would all contribute , we had no issues . The factory must be well ventilated , and they surely don't shut it completely while in there . We have reasons to be fairly cautious about offgassing . Escape seems to take all aspects of their product seriously and work toward the most optimal results .
We always ventilate .

just to clarify ..... "We did , briefly because of past experiences."........ was in answer to " looked into it " not had issues .
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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Re: Outgassing

This was a major concern for me when heading out to pick up our unit Oct 2 this month. I have some serious issues with chemicals, preservatives, additives etc; it took me several weeks to recover from having our house interior painted two years ago (swollen joints, headaches, respiratory stuff.)

Before finding Escape we were looking at various units on the RV lots; some of them had such a bad smell that I couldn't stay in them long enough to even check them out. Based on the one Escape we saw in Victoria (thanks Ernie & Sherrie!) we thought we might have a chance with Escape.

When at the Escape factory I kept my exposure as short as possible and decided I just had to bear it. After we got our unit to the campground we turned on all the fans and air conditioner full blast, and all the surfaces were wiped down (water only) before we put our stuff in. We found a very smelly used rag that had been soaked in some kind of solvent hiding under one of the cushions.

The first night I was concerned, but since we were embarking on a 4 week adventure I just grit my teeth - determined not to give in to my "sensitivities." Glenn said we should just cook bacon & eggs every morning for 2 weeks!

We were both pleasantly surprised to find that the offgassing was not apparent after only 2 or 3 days and I fortunately did not suffer any ill effects. I highly recommend the wipe down and fans on full force for a few days.

Another concern I had was that our clothes and food (especially flour etc) might take on the chemical odors - this turned out not to be a problem.

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Re: Outgassing

When we picked ours up we headed to Seattle area and then to Montana and back up to Alberta, first couple of days were a bit stinky but with the max fan on exhaust and a window open for cross breaze was fine, but when we got to Montana it was really hot, like 37 celcius if I remember, any how it was pretty stinky in the trailer during our stay there. Once we got back to to cooler temperatures it was alot better. I think Monatana may have "cooked" out the smells.
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Re: Outgassing

I found beer and baked beans to work well to counteract the "new" smell in the trailer. Made it seem more like home after that.
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