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Old 02-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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The smell!!

Went camping this weekend and "tried" to use my heating unit in my 23FB Jayco G2.
The blowing warm air smelled like DEAD something!!!! It was aweful!

I had taken it to the dealership so they could fix the plastic spinny thing in there that a mouse had chewed.

My question is, what do I open up and look into to see if there is anything dead in the heating element?

Thankfully I had an elec space heater.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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There could be a dead mouse in the ductwork if not the furnace.
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What and how do I tear this apart to find it??
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On mine the metal heat duct work runs under the floor, from front to back of the trailer. So accessing it would be a bear. There are floor vents in the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. I`m wondering if you could remove the vents and try sucking or blowing it out with a shop vac.
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On mine the metal heat duct work runs under the floor, from front to back of the trailer. So accessing it would be a bear. There are floor vents in the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. I`m wondering if you could remove the vents and try sucking or blowing it out with a shop vac.
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Might have to get an extra length of vacuum hose, but fishe it through the ductwork and hopefully you come back with a dead mouse :-)
Freebreeze could help while your finding it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:03 PM   #6
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The smell!!

I have one of those flexible inspection cameras that might work for peering in the ducts to see what's in there. I think it was around $130 at Home Depot, and has been useful for other stuff around the house too.
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If you feel venturesome you could use a "leaf blower" and blow out your floor duct work. Of course no telling what might come flying out...
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lol, all good ideas, and thank you all.
Just where would the dead "something" blow to if I used the leaf blower?
If I took it to a dealership, could they find it faster? Or would they even do it at all?

PS. This is WAY beyond Frebreeze! haha
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I would guess it would blow into some sort of distribution box inside the furnace where the ducts come into.
My brother was a policeman. He said they would put Vicks vapor rub in their nose when finding a dead body :-)

Keep us posted on you fix.

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You can easily remove the floor vents through-out the trailer. If you open up one end and blow from the other end then every thing should come the opened one (In theory)

I was going to say that new trailer will smell pretty bad until they get burned in and the new burns off. Your 2011 should already be broken in so to speak...

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