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 4/18/2006 3:21 PM
 
Need your help. When I put the RV away for the winter I was told to put mothballs in the bins to keep out the mice and other critters. Well it worked however, I can't get rid of the smell from the inside of the motor home. I had the mothballs in vegetable storage bags that had small holes so the mothballs did not touch any of the RV. The sad thing is I can't smell it but the wife is having a fit. Looking for any ideas to get rid of the smell. :) Jim <>< 38' 2001 HR Endeavor DP Hoffman Estates IL.

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 4/18/2006 3:29 PM
 
Jim - Can't help you with the mothball smell, but next winter you might try "dryer sheets" (Bounce, Snuggles, Downey, etc.). BTW - Sometimes a good brandy will insulate you from surrounding smells! Good luck. - Dave

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 4/18/2006 5:07 PM
 
Thanks Dave, in the past I have always used dryer sheets but this year I was convinced I should try mothballs, BIG MISTAKE. As I said I don't smell the problem it is the wife, so I have the problem. :) Jim <>< 38' 2001 HR Endeavor DP Hoffman Estates IL.

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 4/18/2006 8:31 PM
 
Couple years ago I put moth balls in plastic sandwich bags in the Mustang in storage for the winter. I'll NEVER do that again. The only way I know of to get rid of the smell is to open every window and/or door and have a few beers over the weeks it will take for the smell to dissipate. Every Day is Saturday
funner travelin, Ebs,Donna & Beezer the Beast & Buffy the Bitch

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 4/19/2006 9:09 AM
 
This year I went hi-tech and lo-tech. I ran a #12 wire 290 feet [FYI: Line loss was about 5 volts) from an outlet at my son's home to the place where the motorhome is parked and I placed three of those high pitch sound generators (one on the dog house, one on the rear bed and one on the engine). Next was a box of 'Bounce' sheets spread generously throughout the motorhome. The third line of defense was about six of those sticky traps for any critter that survived the first two deterrents.
When I finally located the motorhome on PT pads last fall, I placed one of those green 1" cubes behind each wheel. In one week about a dozen of these cubes disappeared, and it seems, so did all of the 'rodentia'.
No mouse in house! Frank FitzGerald Middleton MA RexAir 37' with Saturn L300 Toad Oh Yes I almost forgot, Pat-my copilot

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 4/20/2006 4:26 AM
 
This might help: Fill some shallow trays or boxes with charcoal and put a fan on them. Charcoal is very good at eliminating odors. Free Wil and the Diesel Lady '01 Ult Freedom 99 Saturn SL2 no pets

Free Wil and the Diesel Lady '01 Ult Freedom 99 Saturn SL2 no pets
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 4/20/2006 4:23 PM
 
Take fresh coffee grounds and place in lids or bowls and put them around inside the RV. Close it up for 24 hours. If it works on semi trailers that were full of meat, it should take mothball smell out. Steve Zehr Eastern Kansas Land of Ahhhs (OZ) 2004 F350 Crew Cab 6.0 dsl dually, B&W Hitch 1992 Hitch Hicher II 30 ft, with super slide.
Life is a hard teacher, it gives you the test before it teaches you the lesson.

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