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Old 10-23-2016, 12:14 AM   #15
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We recently purchased a 2016 new Sunset Trail 5th wheel. We also experienced that horrible new trailer smell that attaches to everything. Much more than normal new smell. How did you get rid of the smell ??? Your feedback is appreciated.
You can rent an Ozone machine at Home Depot for about $100.

Run it several hours in your RV and the smell will be gone.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:46 PM   #16
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A cheap way to remove odors is to take a 5 gallon bucket, punch some holes in the sides & fill it with charcoal briquettes.
Place the bucket in the center of the trailer and crack a couple of windows.
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:43 AM   #17
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We never could get rid of the formaldehyde smell. We finally sold our TT. It's somebody else's problem now.
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:19 AM   #18
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new trailer smell

I've always heard that spider plants will help to eliminate the smell. At least in s&b. Reasonable thinking would seem that that would work in a TT also. Those plants are not that expensive and if you know anybody that has one, maybe you could get a piece of their plant, especially if it is almost time to repot it.

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Old 10-25-2016, 07:27 AM   #19
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ventilate, Ventilate, VENTILATE! Also use the ozone generator. Consider purchasing a small one as it is not a "one time" treatment"!
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Let my brother sleep in it one night, that should do the trick.
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Thanks for all the info. and suggestions. Just wondering why some new trailers have this problem and some don't. This is an extreme smell. A friend recently purchased a new Crossroads trailer a month before us. They purchased a Crossroads Rezerve we have a Sunset Trail, same manufacturer. Doesn't have this extreme smell. Everything we bring out of the trailer has absorbed this smell. Have thrown some items out since I couldn't even wash the smell out. Could this be a warranty claim??? We have had the trailer since mid Aug. 2016. It's going back to dealer at the end of the week for some other minor things to be replaced.
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An ozone generator could work but it has to be sized right and run for a few days in an UNOCCUPIED space. It must then be well ventilated afterwards.

Normally an ozone generator would only require a few hours but in this case you're trying to overcome off gasses that continue to emit odor.

Ozone generators work well to remove odors once the source of the odor is removed. In the case of a new trailer that source may linger for months in the form of off gassing.

A large enough ozone generator run for a significant amount of time could over come that.

I've used them in the past to remove smoke and mildew smells and even for sanitizing after animal infestations but have never tried to get rid of that new trailer smell.
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Several dinners of liver and onions should do the trick. Still remember my mother cooking that for my dad. I saved my dinner to put inside my shoe to cover the hole. Good luck.
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