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dashhound

moth ball smell

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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

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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.

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

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

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Febreeze does work pretty well. Get the unscented stuff

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

Thanks

Malachi

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

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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))

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

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

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