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Old 05-13-2019, 04:33 PM   #15
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Rent an ionizer to get rid of the smells. It may not be air fresheners that you are smelling. The RV may have been used by smokers and the dealers try to clean up the smell as well as they can but the cleaners used leave a smell that's just not quite as bad as the smoke smell. An ionizer will fix the smell problem.
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As noted earlier an ozone generator is the way to go

Any coach or house is going to have an odor even if you shower every day, except for the OP's of course

The ozone will reach in and penetrate the fabric, paint, cushions and so on

As I said in my initial post "shock treating with ozone", this is the one that I owned:


https://www.air-zone.com/store/products/xt-6000/


I had one 5er that I stopped treating after the 7th treatment as it wasn't effective.
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I think that most rvs will have that old rv smell after awhile. While we have kept ours clean for the 19 years we've had it, it still has that old rv smell. The windows are open most of the time summer and winter. I have used an ozone machine a few times. Still I have that old rv smell. I believe the unit is just outgassing. All of the blankets and clothes and even the paper plates have "that" smell. The papers plates gets tossed and every else gets washed at the start of spring. We've learned to live with it.
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Wow, so much hostility against air fresheners!
Do you guys feel the same way about deodorant?��
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I left a bag of coffee grounds open inside a camper - over the winter.
I thought it smelled amazing!
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We use two big Air purifiers in our Class A. Smells great and the air smells so clean.
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Same reason there are lots of used cars that smell like the little pine trees hanging from the mirror. The driver doesn’t believe the smell problem is him.
It's called a "felony forest"....
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You'd be amazed where fragrances are used. Did you know part of the "new car smell" is sometimes artificially added?

Actually the new car smell is the new plastics and interior materials gassing off. That new car smell is actually toxic and not good to breathe.
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I'm also in agreement with using an Ozone generator to destroy orders. Ozone doesn't mask odors it destroys them. I'm also one that thinks its better to use the bathroom fan than to use a can of Glade.
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A coworker who used to be a cop told me about Scope mouthwash. If you have an unpleasant odor (yes, fragrances ARE unpleasant odors) pour some Scope in shallow bowls, close the windows, and let it sit for a few days. It absorbs the odors, and it worked for me in a car I bought that had been literally soaked in Fabreze. The owner had no idea there was a cabin air filter and was trying to cover up the smell of the dead bugs, moldy leave, etc. that had accumulated over 5 or so years.

I don't know if I'm "allergic" to fragrance but just a wiff gives me a headache, if it's strong it makes me nauseous too. I use unscented soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, detergent, dryer sheets, etc. etc. If you're one of those people who splashes on some cologne or perfume before work, or even worse a "spritz" in your car just before you come in, know that you're a very rude and inconsiderate coworker.
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Soooo, I've gone to look at a few now that I feel have been ruined with air fresheners. These "fresheners" are petrochemicals, you cannot get them out of plastics (think plastic bottle after storing gasoline) so the smell has completely permeated into the cushions, carpeting, ceiling, fabric and so on.


For the life of me I don't understand why in such a small space people would use something so unhealthy and toxic?


Anyway, just a rant, has anybody else had this issue when trying to buy an RV? I bought one many years ago thinking I could get the smell out of and after months of airing it out, shock treating with ozone, baking soda, and cleaning the smell wouldn't budge so I sold it.
Why? Perhaps flatulent driver? I do understand your concern. I can tell if an RV has ever has dogs spend time in them, unless the owner has used an "air freshener" for days prior to my visit.
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I don't know if I'm "allergic" to fragrance but just a wiff gives me a headache, if it's strong it makes me nauseous too. I use unscented soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, detergent, dryer sheets, etc. etc. If you're one of those people who splashes on some cologne or perfume before work, or even worse a "spritz" in your car just before you come in, know that you're a very rude and inconsiderate coworker.

I don't think people actually understand that they're toxic petrochemicals that actually get absorbed into your skin. It's pretty normal for them to make you ill, most people just aren't aware of how sick it's making them.



15% or more of the population is chemically sensitive like you and most don't even know it or understand why they're having that "foggy" feelings.



I'm with you though, it actually feels like an assault when they walk past you.
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Please remember, "perfume" or "fragrance" are always petrochemicals, they are not a real scent, the are a facsimile of a scent
Actually that is not correct. Although some synthetics and petrochemicals are indeed also used, much of the quality perfume is made from natural ingredients. Hundreds of them in some fragrances. I've seen hundreds of tons of lavender, rose petals etc. etc. shipped in. Some ingredients are animal based.

Your opinions do not appear to be based on familiarity with this complex art form and industry.

Done with this.
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