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Old 10-27-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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Strange question....??

Just wondering if anyone still has a "new " smell in their RW?? My husband doesn't smell it but I do! It's absorbed in our clothes and even the chips and bread in the pantry! Admittedly I have a very keen sense of smell but just wondering if anyone else has noticed this as well??? Our DOGS even smell like our camper!!
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:26 AM   #2
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What's funny, my wife commented after buying our new unit, that it doesn't smell as "new" as other RV's have. They have all been Jayco and they had a real strong formaldahyde smell.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:00 AM   #3
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So funny, when we go out we wonder if other people can smell that smell on our clothes.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:55 AM   #4
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So funny, when we go out we wonder if other people can smell that smell on our clothes.
So I'm not crazy!!!! Whew!! Glad someone else can smell this!! So it's formaldehyde???? Yuck!
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:02 AM   #5
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New carpet, plywood, and many other new building products all contain formaldehyde.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:17 AM   #6
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What's funny, my wife commented after buying our new unit, that it doesn't smell as "new" as other RV's have. They have all been Jayco and they had a real strong formaldahyde smell.
Our last two Jayco's had much more "New" smell than our Redwood.
We have been fulltime in our new Redwood for about 3 months now and have not noticed any over powering "New" smell.

We bought our Redwood off the dealers lot as a end of year model to get better leverage on the pricing.

Based on the build date, it had been on the dealers lot about 6 months.
I think a lot of the smell / out gassing was gone by the time we bought it.
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Sorry to say that after 2 1/2 years and 35,000 miles, ours has lost that new smell, but does have that lived in smell.
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A local dealer took in a 2012 DRV on trade so we stop to look at just being nosey, don't want to smell that smell again, definitely was not formaldehyde.
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My wife has a VERY SENSITIVE nose and she hasn't had any problems with the Redwood.
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Virtually all products used in RVs today (carpets, woods, adhesives, stains and such) are formaldehyde free.
If there is a water leak of any kind (whether it be leak from rain or plumbing) there will be mold and it will smell.
The only other thing I can think of is if the RV Absorption type Refrigerator gets a leak of the ammonia gas, it smells terrible.
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