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Old 07-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #15
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but,,,,I love that smell!
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #16
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I associate the 'old tupperware' smell with mice... as that is why we kept stuff on the farm IN tupperware to begin with.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #17
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Stopping leaks is a first step. An ozone generator will help but it will contribute to the aging of any organics ( i.e. plastics, fabrics). The old Tupperware Smell is from plastics that have aged due to ozone and UV damage. Keeping the temperature and humidity under control will help a lot. Plastics outgass like mad when they are hot and paper/wood products tend to degrade (old attic smell). I have been keeping windows cracked and a fan in front of one window to get some air circulating. A fantastic fan vent would be a good idea to keep on. Aging of the interior of your trailer is temperature dependent. The hotter it is the faster it goes to hell.


All you need to do is look at a trailer that is kept covered compared to one that sits out in the sun.

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Old 07-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #18
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There are also moisture absorbing products out there like Dr-Z-Air, or I plug in my $100 dehumidifier when storing it for extended periods...
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Winter isn't a problem here in Maine, with reference to preserving the interior, but come summer, the air-conditioner goes on in the Airstream and it stays at 78 degree for the duration. It's still cheaper than indoor storage!
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