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Old 09-24-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Well pulled the camper up to the upper peninsula (Michigan) for a goose hunting trip with some of my family. It is absolutely beautiful up there. And Baraga state park was very nice. On the way up we hit a skunk. It bounced around on the underside of the camper on the way through and the smell overwhelming. Before we even pulled into the campground we pulled into a carwash and hit it pretty hard trying to get rid of the stink. That helped a lot but there is still a lingering Oder. I am looking for any advice on how to get rid of this smell. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-25-2013, 01:41 AM   #2
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There are many suggestions as to how to get rid of skunk odor. Skunk spray seems to be an oily protein and so an acidic solution may help neutralize it
Spray the undersid of the rig with several quarts of cheap tomato juice.
Spray a water diluted solution of "Simple Green".
Be cautious so as not to stain or oxidize aluminum.
I tried both of the above methods with only partial success.
What seemed to work best for me was to purchase a couple of quart bottles of hydrogen peroxide from Wal-Mart. Then pour it into a spray bottle and spray it full strength directly on to the exposed surfaces.
Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer and may cause rust on exposed metal surfaces.
We humans don't want to be oxidized and some trailer parts don't like to be oxidized, so be cautious and avoid breathing the spray mist!!! and don't get it in your eyes!!!!
As with all such science experiments be sure to use your own good judgement if you decide to try this method.

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
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2x on the tomato juice..
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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I have no advice but hope you get it cleaned up soon!
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
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Well it's been airing out for a couple weeks now. I will head out this weekend and tackle the stank. Still hoping to get out for one more camping trip this fall before going into storage for the winter. Definitely want to get the smell out before storage. The guy that owns the shop I work at stores it in his heated building for me and I don't want to ruin a good thing.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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That is bad news! The advice about not getting hydrogen peroxide in your eyes is very good advice. I am not a chemist, but when I worked in the labs at work, we were preached to about the hazards of peroxides and that they cause glaucoma (sp??).

I have an aunt hit a skunk, and got its oil all over the undercarriage of their car. After a while the smell went away expect when it rained. The rain water seamed to reactivate the odor. They finally sold the car, due to the smell. Hopefully you can find a solution.

I would consider trying a product called “Spray Power”; I buy it at Menards ($6.50/gal). Put it in a tank sprayer full strength (works best full strength). Spray the underside and then hose it off. I have been absolutely impressed with how well it removes crud, bugs and every other unwanted item without having to scrub.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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Had a similar situation on a car a few years back. Was on my way to the hospital with a kidney stone and the ex wife nailed a skunk. I had to scrub the rims inside and out to get the stench off. As I recall I had to do the fender wells and body as well but the rims were the worst. Took me HOURS.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:08 AM   #8
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Time is the only thing we have found that worked. Had a dog that had a run in with a skunk...tomato, scope mouth wash ( now we had minty skunk smell).

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