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Old 07-13-2005, 02:54 PM   #21
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i have all the wall carpet off and sitting next to the trailer...i went to fix a dent on the side and picked up a whif of cat pi**
i think i will soak all of it in a large tub with lemon soap and viniger.
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i have all the wall carpet off and sitting next to the trailer...i went to fix a dent on the side and picked up a whif of cat pi**
i think i will soak all of it in a large tub with lemon soap and viniger.
If that doesn't work, there is an enzime used by carpet cleaning companies, that eats the urine. It ain't cheap, but it's better than ripping out the floor in your trailer.
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:05 PM   #23
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Gypsy has a stale "old" odor that I've not been able to get rid of. I am aware of upholstery being a problem. She's 10 years old and the foam and fabric could be part of the source. On the lower walls, we have a kind of carpet material-white. Who else has this and what have you used to clean it. I understand the Future Floor wax for cleaning hard vinyl walls, but what about this fuzzy stuff? The main source, I fear, is our foam backed vinyl ceiling, much of which is loosed from the surface and hanging. Is this old soft-backed vinyl a problem as an odor source? If so, recommendations? I still have not tackled the issue of solving the loose ceiling-just haven't found the courage to screw into the ceiling of the airstream-visions of punching out the top of the trailer-yikes! Anyway, thanks for any responses to my questions! ~G
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I want to try.........

An Ozone generator......It kills mold and bacteria. A hotel worker told me that they use Ozone to clean no smoking rooms that people had smoked in.
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this is the wall carpet not the floor carpet...my unit had/has 6 windows out and i think the p/o had it parked in a barn? must of been a barn cat...the floor carpet still has the plastic on it.
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this is the wall carpet not the floor carpet...my unit had/has 6 windows out and i think the p/o had it parked in a barn? must of been a barn cat...the floor carpet still has the plastic on it.
Our cleaning people here at Sherry's use a vaccum cleaner on it mostly. If it's really bad, they use a carpet shampooer with a hand-held attachment to clean the walls or ceiling carpet. If there's really bad water stains from a leak, we'll have service fix the leak and then we have a guy come in and "spraypaint" the wall or ceiling carpet (Ozite) to cover the stains. Usually this method produces highly desirable results. You have to do the shampooing or the painting on a nice day when you can totally air out the unit while you are doing it and after you are done. I'm not sure what kind of "paint" he uses to cover the stains...may be just a dye of some sort but it really looks good when he's done.
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Uwe's description is the closest I've seen to what we have. It's a combination of cooking odors, propane, and plastic....

What about the rangehood/fan. How do you clean that?
The worst offender in the range/range hood dept in my '72 safari was the range hood filter! It appeared to have never been cleaned in its life. UGH. Ammonia seems to be the best grease cutter - I soaked the filter and wiped down everything greasy with that. We've also changed out the curtains and reupholstered the front sofa, and yet - 'that odor still lingered...

Cleaning would make it go away until we closed the coach up, and it came back. What finally made it go away was when we replaced the old RM60 fridge with a brand new one.

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We've been trying to decide whether to replace the DM 60 fridge in our Safari, or have the cooling unit rebuilt:
1. Cost of a new fridge on the one hand, but on the other hand, the old fridge just smells bad, and no amount of cleaning seems to evict the odors nesting there for 30 years.
2. A new fridge with a control board that could fail within a couple years, vs. that smell.
3. Which model will fit where the old one was with minimum (by which I mean none) renovations to the trailer, vs a known quantity, albeit a bit smelly.
The smell is gone. I am soooo glad we just replaced it.
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I'm not sure what kind of "paint" he uses to cover the stains...may be just a dye of some sort but it really looks good when he's done.
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If it is the same process as we used on autos, it is a dye, similar to Ryt Dye, mixed to match the color of the carpet or upholstery.
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