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Old 06-20-2007, 05:54 AM   #1
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Good morning everyone,

I recently discovered a huge soft spot on my floor in the kitchen area. The floor was replaced and the roof was sealed with Parr Bond. My only problem is that I still have a musty smell in my trailer. I am using a dehumidier with the windows closed to try to get rid of the moisture behind the walls. Any idea on how long this will take to get rid of the smell or if it ever will. Also, any advise as to what else to do.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-20-2007, 05:54 AM   #2
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Good morning everyone,

I recently discovered a huge soft spot on my floor in the kitchen area. The floor was replaced and the roof was sealed with Parr Bond. My only problem is that I still have a musty smell in my trailer. I am using a dehumidier with the windows closed to try to get rid of the moisture behind the walls. Any idea on how long this will take to get rid of the smell or if it ever will. Also, any advise as to what else to do.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-25-2007, 07:34 AM   #3
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It's a bit difficult to give you much of an answer without knowing the actual extend of the damage, if all of the affected area was replaced, how big the trailer is, what type of materials were used when the repairs were made, etc. That being said...

One thing I did notice in your post is that you have the unit all closed up. Personally, I would think that opening all the windows and doors as often as you can would be a better choice. It seems to me that the more airflow the better. And if at all possible maybe you can park it in the direct sunlight too. That might speed up the drying out process some.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:15 AM   #4
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When I am at the campgroud the camper is opened up. I keep it closed while I am away.

The camper is a 34 footer, and we replaced a 4 x 6 section of the floor where the table and benches are. We put in extra support beams and put the new floor in with particle board. We then noticed and old soft spot under the sink too. We caulked all the seams with Parr bond. I have a tin roof. I then sprayed the inside cabinet under the sink with Killz.

I can't park the trailer in the sun because it is up on blocks.

While there this past weekend, I did notice that a good portion of the smell was gone. I am still running the dehumidifier while gone.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:31 AM   #5
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Finding the source of the water damage is paramount. Locate a mobile RV service in your area and ask if they have/use a SealTec leak detection system. It works absolutely! Your dehumidifier idea is perhaps the best option for removing humidity from your trailer. A moldy, musty smell can only be removed by completely drying out the unit as you are doing.

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