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Old 08-11-2008, 04:56 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by blacksheep View Post
I towed lots of FEMA trailers to Katrina and also to Florida the year before. Many of them had a strong odor. We were picking them up at the factory as soon as they were built (literally within hours) and making steam to the destination as opposed to non-FEMA RV's which may sit on the factory lot for a few days or weeks before being shipped. And of course it was summer which causes more gassing. Even new high end RV's smell from gassing, enough to burn the eyes sometimes.

The guy that sued the government because his FEMA trailer smelled took the insurance settlement money and bought a $50,000 RV to live in while rebuilding. I guarantee you his new RV smelled also.

Maybe...there are companies that build Formaldehyde free or low Formaldehyde units. Heartland being one of them.


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Old 08-12-2008, 06:51 AM   #16
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Interesting. Next time I deliver a Heartland I will have to "smell" real close! Was Heartland in business yet during Katrina? Don't remember ever seeing a Heartland "FEMA special".


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