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Old 06-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #29
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #30
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Burn that sucker to the ground!
The RV... or the smoker
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #31
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Ask a cigar or pipe smoker to visit for awhile.

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Old 06-12-2013, 12:02 PM   #32
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The RV... or the smoker
I'm gonna leave that one alone and just say "RV"! This method guarantees you will never smell the cigarette odor again!

P.S.- hope you have an insurance adjuster who doesn't smoke!
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #33
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Three pages of discussion about how to remove cigarette smoke odor from a used RV prompts me to comment that I would not have bought it in the first place. I've walked away from vehicles before now because I could smell second hand smoke in them.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:04 PM   #34
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I can vouch for the charcoal idea. My wife had a car that had a bad mildew smell (probably from being flooded, never buy a used car from a hurricane state.....), we filled a pan full of Kingsford charcoal and stuck it under the driver's seat. One day not long after I realized the smell was gone. It really does work.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #35
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A slight tangent, but I am smoke-free 2+months. Even being a smoker for 40 plus years did not help with the stench indoors. I could deal with a car or truck smoked in but I stopped smoking indoors 20 years ago. A house ( or a rig ) smoked in would gross me out big time long ago and more so today. That attitude helped me and my lady quit. Oh, and more to the point of the thread, ozone is how car dealers fix the issue per my all knowing all seeing BIL. Man, I hate this dude more every day.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #36
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First thing to do is clean all the fabric surfaces and then clan all of the cabinets and wood work. After this you need to start the odor removal procedures.

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After Dad's and the In-Laws passing, we had problems in their homes and cars. Also to some extent in the RV we bought.

A good carpet, upholstery and wall cleaning is first.
Anything you can put into a washer, then wash it as normal.

I found a spray called "OUST Air Sanitizer". It is getting harder to find.
I believe I last found at HomeDepot or Lowes.
A web search shows that Staples now has it.

It will take several applications on everything and make sure you spray in the duct work while the fans are on and change / wash any filters.

It is difficult stuff to remove.
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To deodorize the HVAC system, find the air intake, on a class C it is the cowl area, on an A it could be anywhere. Turn the system alternatly on heat and defrost while spraying Lysol into the air intake.
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There are some professional outfits like Servpro that specialize in restoration from fire damage. For those of you that have a "smoked out" RV it might be worth a call.

One good thing about these smoky rigs is that you might be able to get a good deal on one because the owner didn't live too long.

If you smoke, please find a way to quit. We will miss you here and your family worse. We lost a good friend at 48 years old from tobacco. Very sad.
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Its kind of funny because smokers think their rigs don't smell..
They also don't think THEY smell!

What's the old saying, "pigs don't know pigs stink!"

OK smokers, you can hit me now!
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They also don't think THEY smell!

What's the old saying, "pigs don't know pigs stink!"

OK smokers, you can hit me now!
I have to say that is the truth. When you smoke, you cannot smell that biting stench. Have pity on them, they are victims. I still remember two smokes and a pack of matches waiting at the end of the chow line. Or the state of Florida having it's own pack of smokes for the inmates to purchase at the commissary.
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In all fairness when it come to odors emitted by a human...all people think they do not have an odor but in reality most do....be it your daily garlic eaten for health, last nights gin and tonics or adult beverage, to aftershave or deodorant, toothpaste, hair spray etc etc...can't pass this one off on only smokers
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