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Old 04-30-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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How long do the "New" smells last?

Our new trailer has a very strong new smell to it.. the heat also smells, and I have not even tried running the stove yet. I am just wondering how long I should expect the smell to continue.. I would like to be free of it before our first trip. Any hints on how to speed up the process would be appreciated.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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Lady, get two dogs like we have, they can change the smell in any room instantly; seriously though i have heard using cedar chips that are used for landscaping , put them in a few small containers around the tt. had a friend who did this with a used vehicle whose previous owner had been a smoker, claims it works, happy camping!
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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The new trailer smell shouldn't last that long. I don't thing Jayco uses formaldehyde in the process anymore. I know that if you are ever unfortunate enough to have something in your fridge go bad, what works real well is crumbled newspapers and fresh ground coffee. The newsprint absorbs the odors and the coffee freshens the air. I love the smell of fresh ground coffee. Run your furnace for a while till the initial smell goes away and keep some windows and the door open during the day to air it out. Mine didn't take long to be ok.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:28 AM   #4
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When we bought our last new TT about 2.5 - 3 years ago my wife didn't like the new smell either, especially during the hot TN summer. We just left the windows open and ran the fans non stop. It seemed like the smell would go away relatively quickly, but then after the TT would spend more time in storage in the heat and buttoned up, it would come back and need to be.vented again. All in all, it took a couple months to completely leave.
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Crack the windows open a bit, open the roof vents, that should fix the new RV smell in a few days.. at the same time run the furnace for about 30 min SHOULD take care of burning off any accumulation on the heat exchanger.
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When I got my new Jayco, I was told to turn on my furnace and crank it up and leave it on for some time(I forget what they said for time). It did not take long for that smell to disappear.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:24 AM   #7
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Thanks.. I think the furnace smell is the worst.. I will try running it for a couple of hours.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #8
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Glad Plug-ins. You can make it smell anyway you want. Ours smells like berries.
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Our rig had been sitting on the lot for 6 months so all the "new" smell was gone.
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If you haven't already, invest in some Maxx air's and install them on your vents. This will allow you to keep them open all the time and result in odors working themselves out faster. I found that on a hot day you would see an increase in the "new" smells as the VOC's worked off. Having the vents open 24/7 keeps air circulating and prevents a lot of other things as well.

Sure you can do the nice smelling things but all those could just put you over the edge as they combine and you live in the unit.

As for the furnace, I ran ours with the windows open at full blast for an hour and it was pretty much gone after that.

Key is ventilation for the first 2-3 months as the glues and components cure. Every single thing is new right now and needs to gas off.
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