Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
dashhound

moth ball smell

10 posts in this topic

Hi guys, we just bought are first pop up camper. The only thing is it has not been used since 2005. Kind of smell like moth balls in a very big way. I have it set up in the driveway and all open to air it out. Just wondering if there is anything else I can do to get rid of the smell.

Thanks for any input

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let it air good and put in a tub or two or three with large quantities of cat litter, oil dry or baking soda. They're the kind of things that absorb smell. It'll take time, though. Plus, wash and hang anything loose that you can.

Be careful with sprays as that will make it worse. Cedar Closet by Avon is a helper but that takes time to air out, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

id do what ron says and place some fabric softener sheets around, or cedar shavings would work well

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have heard of some people using coffee or charcoal to absorb odor also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Febreeze does work pretty well. Get the unscented stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all of the input. I will try a couple of different things mentiond above.

Thanks

Malachi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Forgot about the coffee and charcoal. That's advice when your power goes out and the fridge gets nasty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was told to use it in an old car of mine that smelled like mothballs. I never did try it because I sold the car.((I misread that last post,....at first I thought you said to forget about the coffee and charcoal idea,......after reading it again, I just noticed that I read that wrong...sorry for any confusion))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've read that coffee and charcoal are used to take the smells out of a fridge that has lost power.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I work for a trucking company and we use coffee to get the smell out of our trailers all the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Glad Lavine is gone! Added nothing but slam dunks to the team. I've been out of town for the past week, so I was very delighted to hear about this trade today.
    • Not unless they ban the toothpick crossbow here too. Takes those beetles out clean.   
    • That's called seasoning. Two years ago I took a trip to Germany and we spent a few days in the black forest where I got to see some authentic old world smoke houses dating back to the 1500's and the amount of buildup on the walls, hooks, poles etc is part of what gives their hams,bacon and sausage their flavor. They use juniper wood for smoking. Absolutely delicious.  But yeah, foil, Pam and other things can help. You can also use a power washer to clean them.
    •   "We have found they do not like limburger cheese, hot dogs, or Makers Mark bourbon.  I am thankful for that."   Thanks for making my nite.  
    • Also woodpeckers beat on stuff to mark their territory.   I am pretty sure that there aren't any bugs on my metal downspouts.
    • You will often discover that birds are picking very small insects from decks and other woodwork around your house;  they do the same with trees and any other structure that might hold the bugs. We see them often on our decks and they usually pick a little bit and then move on,  perhaps just checking to see if there is anything edible there. These rascals also love hummingbird or oriole nectar, sunflower seeds and of course suet in winter. We have discovered  many species that will head straight for the nectar for orioles or hummingbirds and also plunge their beaks eagerly into the grape jam bowls orioles love. Birds will eat a greater variety than you might think. We have found they do not like limburger cheese, hot dogs, or Makers Mark bourbon.  I am thankful for that.
    • And pretty soon there'll be little chinese restaurants springing up everywhere...there goes the neighborhood. 
    • I use the ball of aluminum foil, too. Works well.
    • lay them in the grass over night and wipe off in the morning.  the dew soaks in if it's moist out.  other wise lay them out and place wet towels over them for awhile..
  • Our Sponsors