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Old 04-15-2012, 11:15 PM   #15
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Its kind of funny because smokers think their rigs don't smell..

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:35 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by sc3283 View Post
sounds almost easier to start smoking!
May be but I perfer to live longer. A buddy of mine turns 65 June 1st and last Monday he was put on hospice care and given 2-3 months. All due to his smoking for the past 50 years.

It also cost a LOT more for the cigs over the years than for the cleaning equipment for the coach.

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:25 AM   #17
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One other thing is, if you have ducted heat and/or air, that crud will be in the duct work as well. Hopefully the ozone treatment will neutralize it as the duct work is too small to effectively get clean any other way.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:42 AM   #18
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tex I was joking....ozone generators work well for odor removal

Almost every vehicle has a smell from previous owners. It is not only smoke that can be found offensive. Some smell of filth, some of garlic, some of pets, etc etc.....

my RV is a 1 owner...neither smoked but every time I turn on LP furnace or dash heat, I can smell the previous woman's perfume...now while it doesn't bother me, it may bother some
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:54 AM   #19
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After my dad died, we had to clean his house. He smoked 3 packs a day for his entire life. We used "Super Clean" on the walls and hard surface flooring. When spraying it on, the junk that ran off was brown and disgusting. We scrubbed EVERY hard surface in his house and it took us weeks and weeks to do. We washed the curtains (which fell apart in the washing machine!), scrubbed the carpets, sanded and sealed the woodwork (he never got around to doing this when living in this house for 30+ years!) and painted where we needed to. When we walked in the house after it was done, all it smelled was "clean." No lingering odors of smoke, although I would think it got into the exposed floor beams in the basement and other woodwork. I'd be curious as to how long the clean smell lasted until the smell of smoke snuck back in....
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Warden View Post
Try Febreze,,,spray it all....can't hurt to try it

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Although a very good product, the problem with Febreeze is it has to contact the smoke residue that is giving off the odor. Since the smoke gets into everything, it's impossible to get at all of it with the Febreeze. I bought a truck that had a smoke odor and I saturated everything, upholstery, headliner, carpet, etc. and never did get rid of the odor. I had to get rid of the truck.

A fire restoration will be your best bet. They have "big guns" you will not have access to plus the experience on how to deal with the problem.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:36 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by sc3283
sounds almost easier to start smoking!
I'm going to buy a carton of camels right now.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:03 PM   #22
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We used Murphy's old soap on everything, walls, cabinets inside and out. We steamed the carpets, cleaned the drapes and of course changed all the filters we could find. Then a box of charcoal, the real stuff that looks like burned wood was put on the dinette for a 2 day stay. Ciggie smell is gone. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #23
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Just an update for the cigarette odor I ask about over a year ago. Used one washing c vinegar solution, then baking soda solution twice. Leafy dry powder over the sofas and beds and curtains . This help. But what help most, in fact I don't smell the tobacco anymore, was a gallon of fabreze which I sprayed several times over the spring and summer. Thanks for all the suggest y'all gave.
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Biocide. Check out their web site. We used this to get rid of odor from a water leak. Took a treatment once a year for about 3 years but no further odor.

Similar product sold at West Marine.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #25
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After seeing the damage DW and I were creating in our first RV, A Toyota Dolphin, we made the decision to discontinue smoking in it. It took several cleanings of walls & ceilings with Fantastic, and two sessions with a rented carpet cleaner to do carpet, upholstery and even the mattress. Several years later, (11 years 2 months 13 days ago), when I woke up from a drugged stupor, feeling an unbelievable pain through the morphine injections from having had a quad overnight, I gave it up.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:12 AM   #26
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You will never really get rid of the smell. Every so often you will get a strong whiff of cigarettes and wonder where it's coming from. At that point it's usually coming from air conditioning or heater vents. And how to stop it from coming from there I have yet to figure out except to maybe replace the air conditioning and heater and every thing that goes with it.
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Agree --- if a smoker smells it - think about a non smoker

but good luck trying !
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:12 PM   #28
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Being the owner of rental property, when folks would not pay there electric bill the meat in the refrigerator would spoil when the power was out and it would just about ruin it, the a rep from the manufacture let me in on a little secret they do not publicize ........ After hurricane Ike there was a shortage of new refrigerators he told me to go to the pet store and buy a few containers of activated charcoal and put it on paper plates,the turn on the unit, 24hrs later it was unbelievable the rotten smell was gone! Turn your a/c on and do the same, you will be happy.

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