Originally Posted by Dhawkins
We have been searching for answers to the issue of the chemical-like smell that comes out of our cabinets in our newly purchased (last spring) used 2007 Jayco Jayflight camper, when someone suggested searching a site that may have questions and answers site. This odor seems to come mostly out of the cabinet that is above the sink. The other cabinets don't seem to have the odor, at least not enough to make the plastic items that is stored in the cabinet taste & smell like the odor.. food as well absorbs the smell. We have tried leaving the doors open but this doesn't help.
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new-to-you trailer.
Ideas regarding the odor:
Maybe the previous owner stored some strong-smelling chemicals in that cabinet.
If your trailer previous owner used chemicals in the gray water tank AND had no water in the P-trap under the sink, the chemical smell could have originated in the gray tank.
Also, the odor from some construction adhesives can take a while to dissipate if someone made repairs to those cabinets.
Sherm & Terry w/rescues Steve (std Poodle) & Eydie (min Schnauzer)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Camped: 102 nights 2015, 90 nights 2016)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.