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Old 10-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Musty smell in basement

Have 1996 Georgie Boy with heated basement. Have musty smell when you open compartment doors. Don't smell inside coach. Have looked all through bottom and can't find any leaks. Is this normal from an older coach?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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It could have been in a flooded area sometime in the past..... Rook
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Put a couple of those damp-rid bags in the basement to dehumidify the area. Put them in there every once in a while to take the moisture out. Jim
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Thanks for the input. Dosen't appear to have been flooded but you never know. Will look for those bags and try that. I never heard of them, will look online. Thanks again
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I don't think the problem is unique to older coaches nor does the bay have to have been flooded.

We've been kicking around eastern Canada and New England for the past six weeks and have dealt with a good bit of rain. My bays don't leak but just from having to set up and break down in the rain the carpet-like covering inside them has gotten wet resulting in that musty smell.

At first I tried using a portable fan to dry it but with such high humidity that didn't work well at all. I ended up using a hair drier and then some of that stuff you sprinkle on carpet and vacuum up to absorb odor.

But, I too am going to look for these bags since that sounds like the best bet.

Best of luck.

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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Found online that Walmart has these damp rid bags. Will check tomorrow. Thanks for the input everyone
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