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Old 08-30-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
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Smokers smell ?

Hello, we are looking at a camper the owner says was occasionally smoked in.

The condition of the camper is supposed to be excellent inside and out.

I have no problem with this (I used to smoke years ago) as long as we can get the smell out if any.

I am affected by smokers smoke now but this would be different.

Does anyone have any experience with an AS smoked in ?

Will a fan on inside for a few hours take care of this ?

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Old 08-30-2009, 09:02 AM   #2
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Hello, we are looking at a camper the owner says was occasionally smoked in.

The condition of the camper is supposed to be excellent inside and out.

I have no problem with this (I used to smoke years ago) as long as we can get the smell out if any.

I am affected by smokers smoke now but this would be different.

Does anyone have any experience with an AS smoked in ?

Will a fan on inside for a few hours take care of this ?

Thanks,

Robbie R.
Robbie,
A fan will not do it.
ALL surfaces will have to be cleaned at least once. All fabrics will have to be washed or you can try treating cloth with Fabreze. If the trailer has cloth walls you have a lot of work ahead of you.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:03 AM   #3
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I believe you'll need more than a fan to remedy the smell that is more than likely left in all of the soft goods. "Occasionally smoked in" is probably more than occasionally. You'll need to wash the curtains, clean the carpet (if it has any) and thoroughly wash any other absorbing materials. Have you been in the trailer yet to determine the amount of lingering smell?

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Old 08-30-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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I'd say even the Zolatone (or whatever painted surfaces there may be) may need a fresh coat. I've been in houses that smell like smoke years after the last cigarette was lit. Paint is porous, so a fresh coat of paint is usually one of the magic bullets that freshens things up. Good luck!
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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If you can borrow, or rent an ozone generator it would really help. It has taken out the smoker's smell from a rental house that we own, and car dealers use them. Put one in the trailer and let it run for 24 hrs. But the one thing you have to know about this is that while it is running, no one can be inside with it as it takes the oxygen out of the air.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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If tobacco odor was that easy to get rid of, the owner would simply have done so prior to showing it for sale.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:35 AM   #7
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Not everybody knows about ozone generators. I only do because my daughter, who was a pet broker, used them on the puppy shipping vans. She has one that we used.
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What a bummer !

No I have not been in the camper yet to see if the smell is bad.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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a friend of mine purchased a car that was smoked in . no amount of cleaning got rid of the smell!
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Get an ionizer (room 'fan' type) like the motels use...we use one ...it is called a 'Peak 03 Air Purifier' ...works real good!
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