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Old 09-17-2019, 04:39 PM   #1
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So I live down here in Miami and I have my 2018 travel trailer at a local campground for a few months plugged in and everything and occasionally I take my two kids to the campground for little weekend getaways and so forth. So the hurricane was supposed to be headed this way and so I went and got the trailer ready by bringing in the slide and unplugging everything, however, I totally forgot to empty the fridge and freezer . So I am sure you guys can see where this story is going, but I came back to the camper today and it is sooooo nasty. The smell was the worst smell I have ever smelled in my life. And to top it off there was a dead frog right in the middle of the kitchen floor. So thinking at first the smell was just the dead frog, I got rid of it but then I remembered about the fridge and freezer. Luckily there were no maggots, but there were a few gnat type flying things. So I plugged in the trailer to let the AC cool it off, but I couldn't open the windows because it was raining so I am going t go back on Thursday in something like a Hazmat suit. I was able to Lysol the fridge and freezer before I left but when I go back I plan on bleaching it or something. Can I use bleach on the floors? Anyway, I am definitely going to wash the sheets and everything in there and hopefully no other frogs got in there. I am not real sure how that frog got in there. So my question is, any tips for me? lol. This is gonna be horrible and I hope you guys keep me in your thoughts and prayers on Thursday. I'll need it
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:45 PM   #2
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Get some Vaseline and rub it under your nose. I've heard that's supposed to help.
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Get some Vaseline and rub it under your nose. I've heard that's supposed to help.
VaPo Rub, not Vaseline....
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:56 PM   #4
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Yep, Vics vaporub under the nose. Police, crime scene techs, and coroners use it.
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You could dip the trailer in a vat of bleach. Sorry, I got nothing helpful...
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So sorry!

I used Clorox wipes when I forgot to leave the frig doors open. Got the mold off with the wipes that I could throw in the trash. Then washed with vinegar. Vinegar removed the smell quite well. Learned my lesson! Yuck!

Best of luck to you on Thursday.

PS: Remember the disposable gloves. I went through several sets of gloves.
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LOL! I had a detective that worked for me who rubbed Vaseline under his nose. Did no good - all he got was a greasy nose. Vapo Rub !!
Take if from an old homicide detective. Take a pie pan or some metal pan and put coffee grounds in it. Let it begin to toast/burn on stove eye on low heat. It will kill the odor of long dead bodies in close spaces. Been there done that. It will kill your frog odors I'm sure.
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Thank you guys for the tips. Yeah vinegar I hadn't thought of, I will definitely bring some. And yes, plenty of gloves and coffee grounds and vaporub lol
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We had bought an old RV and the guy had put tons of moth balls underneath it, plus it just had a bad bathroom smell. So my sister told me to get Biocide systems "room Shocker" quick release (I think I got it from Amazon). it is a maximum strength odor eliminator. you add a little water to it, and then let it sit in your trailer for a couple of days and it really did help.
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Also, I just put an old tupperware type container on the counter, with a sponge and poured vinegar over it. cut a couple holes in the top of the container so it wouldn't spill and let that absorb the odors.
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We had a flooded car once that really stank big time. I placed a container of charcoal briquets under the driver's seat and that really helped. Totally eliminated the odor fairly quickly.
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Coffee grounds and crumpled up newspaper in frig.
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