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Old 08-15-2005, 05:29 AM   #1
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Will CCD metal interior stop "old smell"

My wife and I are considering our first AS. We've looked at used and new.

Her concern is the "old smell" that develops after a couple of years.

With the metal interior of the CCD I would suspect this smell to be less since the fabric interior of the other models either generates or absorbs the smells being generated by something else. The metal interior looks easy to clean.

What are the experiences and thoughts from CCD owners?


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Old 08-15-2005, 06:31 AM   #2
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The smells that can develop in a travel trailer are not from the fabric on the walls, although I'm sure that contribute. Trailers should not smell, period. But many do, and the causes are innumerable:

poor cleaning
rodent droppings
floor rot
excess moisture leading to mildew

Deodorizers are fine but too often they are covering up problems. I've found the best way to combat smells in a trailer is to use it a lot. If you use it, you'll be discouraging rodents, aware when water leaks occur (and thus positioned to stop them!), and hopefully cleaning it more often. When it is stored, make sure it can breathe a little and definitely be sure it stays DRY inside.

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