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Old 07-06-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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New vehicle smell in Airstream

My wife has asthma and is bothered by the smell in new vehicles. How long does this smell last in an Airstream??



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Old 07-08-2014, 10:19 PM   #2
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The overall time probably depends on how much air circulation the Airstream gets. We had ours over 3 months before the "new car" smell dissipated, but it didn't get much air circulation. The smell bothered me too, so after the 3 month mark I purchased a large spider plant (that now lives full-time in the shower) specifically for air detoxification. Either the spider plant worked a miracle, or it was just good timing
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:42 PM   #3
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It took more then a year or more to air-out my Airstream. It’s the out-gassing of formaldehyde that is used in resins in the laminated partitions. Some say it a bit toxic or a carcinogen. I don’t like that odor, it can be irritating, and didn’t know how to speed-up the outgassing, and don’t think covering it up with another order does much good.
Why doesn’t the factory use some other product?
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:48 PM   #4
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We brought our Airstream home within a month after assembly and I was surprised how little "new" smell it had. And I am very, very sensitive to these odors and we began a six month trip without any problems right away.

This model has aluminum interior wall cladding, all-plywood cabinets and partitions faced with laminate, synthetic Ultra Leather upholstery (cloth is standard), and non-treated plywood subfloor covered with vinyl. These materials seem to be much less toxic than any other brand rv we have looked at.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:56 AM   #5
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We brought our Airstream home within a month after assembly and I was surprised how little "new" smell it had. And I am very, very sensitive to these odors and we began a six month trip without any problems right away.

This model has aluminum interior wall cladding, all-plywood cabinets and partitions faced with laminate, synthetic Ultra Leather upholstery (cloth is standard), and non-treated plywood subfloor covered with vinyl. These materials seem to be much less toxic than any other brand rv we have looked at.
Same here. I have asthma and had no problem. Just open all the windows and turn the exhaust fan on for a few days. We have the cloth upholstery.
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Off-gassing in my Classic isn't bad at all when compared to MDF trailer interiors-


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Not sure if this speaks specifically to allergens but we were really happy to note a very positive difference in the internal "climate" when we got rid of the supplied bed cover in favour of a duvet with flannel cover and then replaced the installed carpet with laminate flooring.


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