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Old 02-08-2014, 05:14 PM   #1
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Moldy smell

We have a 2003 keystone hornet,31' M. Queen bedroom in front bunk beds in the rear.and a super large slide out.
In front there is a storage area that runs from side to side.The access panels lift up and we were not aware that water from rain or A/C was running in.
The camper is stored under cover, we average about three times a year to camp.
I went to the camper and there was a terrific moldy smell in the camper. I identified the area to be up front in the storage area. I removed the carpet cut out damaged plywood and applied kilze, then put a rubber runner in the storage area.
I thought I corrected the issue,(about 3 weeks ago) but when I went over today the smell was in the cabin.
My buddy thinks we should take out the carpet in the camper maybe the mildew made its way through the wall.
I thought about vinyl strip planking , but have some concerns about the slide out, the way the carpet floats over to open and close and the heat, we are here in the Tampa area, and having it closed up does get warm.
Any suggestions before I tackle this, either in removal of carpet or isolating this mold issue. Thanks dwheat

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Old 02-08-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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Buy or rent a good ozone machine to run in there for a day or so. We purchased one like this New Commercial Industrial Ozone Generator Pro Air Purifier Mold Mildew Odor | eBay

I usually run it at least overnight every time we take the motorhome out of storage as my DW has severe allergies. Kills mold, mildew, and removes odors.

Be sure and follow the safety precautions as breathing heavy concentrations of ozone is not good for you.

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Old 02-08-2014, 05:35 PM   #3
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Good luck with your problem.
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Not to suggest covering a potential problem, but i would try putting some damp rid in the storage area and in the main cabin for a week or so.

That will clear the smell. If it returns then you will need to focus on where the leak is.
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moldy smell bdpreece

I did some research and believe it might work so I purchased one through E bay will follow up with you once I receive the ozone and use it.
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