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Old 09-29-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
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Question NEW RV-owners from the Grand Canyon.

Hello from the Grand Canyon and Arizona.
We finally bought our retirement RV! Yea! We live in the Grand Canyon National Park at Desert View. Just bought our first Rv (Hitchhiker 2). It is an older RV but loaded with top line extras. All solid oak inside and was extra clean when we picked it up.
We do have questions. Have cleaned carpets (which are in great shape) and have re-cleaned everything. Still there is that odor (not nasty) but an odor...kind of a sweet smell that is sickening. My hubby says it is a cherry blend tobacco smell. I think it has a pickle smell. HOW CAN WE get rid of the smell? Could it be the toilet? holding tanks? Is baking soda the answer. We put moth balls arouund and that has made it worse (the smell). Thanks for your help. We need it. Mia

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Old 09-29-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
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I'll bet it's from a smoker. Some hotels use an ozone generator in the room to try to clear it. Maybe you could find one of them and seal it in for a bit? Shampooing all the upholstery, especially the undersides, might also help. I doubt it's from the holding tanks. The black tank you would likely only smell when flushing the toilet. The gray tank you won't smell since the sinks have traps. What about also calling one of those disaster cleanup companies and see what they could do for smoke? I bet if you took it to their shop it wouldn't be too expensive.

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We once had some smoke damage in our home and the restoration company used ozone generators to kill the smell. It worked great. You might contact a local restoration to consult with.
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