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Old 01-16-2011, 02:22 PM   #15
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Smell

Look for this thread in Waste System catagory for some insite and some humor.

"How to unplug/unclog a black tank roof vent system"

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...tem-69083.html

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Old 01-16-2011, 02:30 PM   #16
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Howdy from TEXAS......try a product called Odoban.....Sam's sells it. It comes in a gallon jug that is a concentrate. I use the spray mixture to clean just about any odor. It smells some at first (not unpleasant), but as it works, the odor dissipates pretty quickly. I have had VERY GOOD luck with it. Blessings....Callie
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:22 PM   #17
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My guess is a dead mouse or a water leak.

I would say check everything inside for food, spills and wet spots.

Possible causes: Dead mouse, frig door left closed then propped open, something spilt on the bed or cushions (milk), flush out the drains and add deodorizer, food spoiled way back in a cabinet, or a water leak that is soaking the walls and floor and getting mildewed.

I would over dose the trailer with odor ABSORBERS not scents that only mask. If you have carpets try the powder deodorizers. Buy 15-20 boxes of baking soda. Leave the windows and vents open.

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Old 01-16-2011, 04:06 PM   #18
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If you can smell it at 10', then the ladies can smell it at a mile.

Their smell powers are a dillion times that of a real man.

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Old 01-16-2011, 05:16 PM   #19
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Dave: SO TRUE!
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:53 PM   #20
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Look for this thread in Waste System catagory for some insite and some humor.

"How to unplug/unclog a black tank roof vent system"

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...tem-69083.html

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Aha! Very good point, masseyfarm! Nothing gives off more "interesting" smells than a dead mouse or bird that has had time to ferment in one of the vents, even if it isn't the black tank one...
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:15 AM   #21
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I will have a look at the vents. Where the trailer was stored before i bought it, could definitely have had birds nesting in various places.
I need to hire a professional nose to tell me what the smell is.
Question though. assuming there is a dead something in one of the vents. How would smell get in the trailer when all the traps are full of water or antifreeze? Toilet has antifreeze sealing it. I think you would smell it outside the trailer not inside.
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"Sweet and sickening" is exactly how I would describe the smell of decomposing animal. I'm with the votes that it's a dead mouse. The good news is that nature eventually takes its course and eventually it finishes rotting and the smell goes away. It can take a while. Short of opening the walls, I'd check in every cupboard and closet that you can possibly reach. Or, when your nose is still fresh, see if you can locate the source. I don't know of anything that can mask that smell until it goes away by itself.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:44 PM   #23
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Wierd.. I walked into the airstream today and it smelled great. I noticed no foul odor or sickening sweetness. Hmmmm.



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Old 01-17-2011, 09:03 PM   #24
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I am not sure what your "smell" is like, but we have a smell in our 2004 Safari. It is not a dead animal, nor is it sewer smell. It is not totally offensive, but it is also not appealing. We notice it most when we first enter the trailer after it has set for some time. But after we are camping for awhile, we do not notice the smell so much. But we have not figured out if the smell is going away,, or if we are just getting used to it.
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A battery that has gone dry gives off an odor like sewer gas. Check the water level.
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We had a smell develop couple of years ago in our 2002 Safari. It turned out to be the vent by the kitchen sink. Airstream calls this vent 1.50 Vent V-200 Automatic. There is also one in the bathroom sink plumbing.
We purchased one from a plumbing supply for under $5.00



Auto trap vent features:
  • Generally used in mobile homes, rv's, and trailers (not code in many areas for homes)
  • Used in places where non-mechanical venting is impossible to install
  • Operates mechanically with a spring and rubber diaphragm
Some call this mechanical vent a "check vent."

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A battery that has gone dry gives off an odor like sewer gas. Check the water level.

Brand new batteries Shacksman. I replaced them right after i bought the trailer. They were both toast.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:37 PM   #28
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I am not sure what your "smell" is like, but we have a smell in our 2004 Safari. It is not a dead animal, nor is it sewer smell. It is not totally offensive, but it is also not appealing. We notice it most when we first enter the trailer after it has set for some time. But after we are camping for awhile, we do not notice the smell so much. But we have not figured out if the smell is going away,, or if we are just getting used to it.
Thats interesting. I wonder if your smell smells like my smell.
Maybe all airstreams smell like this? How would i know. I have only been in 1, and it smelled .
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