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Old 06-24-2019, 04:46 PM   #1
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Smell in MH

I have had my new allegro now for about a month. I'm smelling what smells like a chemical smell. I don't know if it's a glue or what it is. I have ran the AC and left all windows open and the smell leaves. After being closed up for a day, it's back. ?????. The smell is mainly in the bedroom. It actually burns my eyes. Any suggestions?
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Brand new or new to you? Either way it can be off-gassing from the construction materials or something from the PO. Airing it out with fans should help then consider renting an Ozone machine for a few days.
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:15 PM   #3
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My guess is formaldehyde. You can buy a formaldehyde monitor.
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:16 PM   #4
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Brand new. I guess I'm a dummy. What is the PO?. Have had fans it it for days. After that the smell is gone. Close it up for two days and your eyes start burning again.
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Another guess of formaldehyde in the foam.
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Brand new. I guess I'm a dummy. What is the PO?. Have had fans it it for days. After that the smell is gone. Close it up for two days and your eyes start burning again.

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Rent an ozone machine and don't over-do it. Remove pets and foodstuffs not in the refer or sealed in packages. Run a small fan in the bedroom, turn on the ozone machine and close the door. Run the machine for 15-30 minutes. Vent the coach before occupying. Repeat for the salon/galley area - use a fan, run the machine for 30 minutes. Vent again before occupying. Close it up for 24 hours and see how much or if it helped.


Don't overdo the ozone. It's a strong oxidizer and can fade upholstery, attack foam in cushions, and otherwise accelerate apparent aging of things.


If this helps only temporarily consider the formaldehyde monitor mentioned by DonovanP.
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Do you happen to have a memory foam mattress? If so, I would suspect thatís where itís coming from. They need to breathe for a significant amount of time to off gas the fumes in the foam. Remove all bedding and open windows. Blowing a fan across the surface will accelerate the process.
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Do you happen to have a memory foam mattress? If so, I would suspect thatís where itís coming from. They need to breathe for a significant amount of time to off gas the fumes in the foam. Remove all bedding and open windows. Blowing a fan across the surface will accelerate the process.
Got rid of the memory foam the day I recieved my unit. Had a king size double pillow top mattress custom made for it. Just walked out of my unit, it's unbearable.
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Read this

https://www.deelat.com/blog/formalde...ehyde-monitor/
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Yes, there are several formaldehyde tests/monitors available but not yet have I found how to zero in on the source nor how to eliminate it.
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Yes, there are several formaldehyde tests/monitors available but not yet have I found how to zero in on the source nor how to eliminate it.
I took ammonia in bowls and put them in the basement compartments and closed the unit up. I'm to wait 3 days and then open all windows. For a couple days. Then take the bowls out and the smell is suppose to be gone. I'll let ya know. From what i read ammonia is suppose to neutralize the formaldehyde
I guess we will see.
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Ozone generator is the best solution

Buy a small unit and run it while you are not home

It may take quite a few hours to neutralize the odor

After running the generator air out the coach using the fans for as long as it takes to not smell anything
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You might want to set the bowls of ammonia in the sinks upstairs; not in the basement. Upstairs is where you have the smell.
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The smell is coming from the basement.
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