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Older Travel Trailer With Strong Chemical Odor


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#1 gracefulwisdom

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:43 AM

Hi everyone, sorry if this has already been covered on this forum.  If so can someone direct me to it?

 

I recently bought a 1998 Komfort 25TB travel trailer and it has a strong chemical odor we think coming from the toilet chemicals.  Is there any way to get rid of it?  The smell is on everything. I have mild asthma and the smell is now causing problems for me. 

 

Thanks very much for any help provided. 

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#2 wolfe10

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

gracefulwisdom,

 

Welcome to the FMCA Forum.

 

First thing is to determine the source of the odor.

 

Could be chemicals for the toilet.  Many of us never add chemicals to the holding tanks, just flush with water. It this is the source, drain and flush, flush flush with fresh water.

 

It also could be formaldehyde.  If so, getting rid of it will be a lot more difficult.  Might do a google search for formaldehyde.

 

In general, the "Solution to pollution is dilution". Open windows, use fans to move air through.  If you find it is something that can be cleaned off, do so and them more open air.


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