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Old 10-18-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Need help- bad cigarette smokers smell in travel trailer

Bought a used camper from a heavy smoker and I had to throw away curtains, sofa cushions, and cushions at dinette table because smoke odor is so bad. Probly gonna get rid of carpet too. Itís bad. Anybody know how to get rid of the odor? Or know someone who does. Thanks.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:23 PM   #2
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I hear ozone does the trick
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:28 PM   #3
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Well, you could smoke a lot of weed in there
Paint the entire inside with kilz
Try the ozone thing
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:33 PM   #4
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You can try Ozone as that the only thing I didnít.

I bought a truck from a smoker once, steam cleaned, left charcoal, left baking soda etc. Drier sheet did the best but not 100%. Even after years of no smoking anytime it got left closed up any length of time the smell came back.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:42 PM   #5
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Well, you could smoke a lot of weed in there
Paint the entire inside with kilz
Try the ozone thing
Be sure to try these top to bottom.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:43 PM   #6
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Ozone works, just be careful because I hear it breaks down plastic including wire coating if overdone. Painting the inside helps seal off the walls. Air it out after that as much as possible.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:48 PM   #7
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Ozone is going to be your best bet other wise you will have to spray a oil base clear coat on everything, or Kilz but then it will be white.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:51 PM   #8
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Be sure to try these top to bottom.
Not on the same day....that kilz will get you stoned as well
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:57 PM   #9
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Try leaving a open bag of charcoal in there for a couple weeks.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:11 PM   #10
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Try leaving a open bag of charcoal in there for a couple weeks.
This will work.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:15 PM   #11
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I have heard an open container or bowl of vinegar works. Something as large as an RV might take several bowls.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:55 PM   #12
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I bought the bombs from wal mart in the auto department and they worked well.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:57 PM   #13
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Always leave bowls of charcoal laying in ours, keeps it smelling good


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Old 10-18-2018, 11:00 PM   #14
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My first thought was charcoal.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:04 PM   #15
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This will work.


No it wonít
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:09 PM   #16
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Spray everything with Consan Triple Action 20.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:11 PM   #17
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Yes it will!!!!
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:38 PM   #18
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You can try Ozone as that the only thing I didnít.

I bought a truck from a smoker once, steam cleaned, left charcoal, left baking soda etc. Drier sheet did the best but not 100%. Even after years of no smoking anytime it got left closed up any length of time the smell came back.


Same here. But i steamed the headliner very careful and the ac vents inside and out. The steamer worked wonders. Took a couple of applications. I used charcoal, drier sheets, but this worked in a rental once so i tried it.




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Old 10-19-2018, 12:03 AM   #19
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Tomato juice
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:13 AM   #20
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Zep Smoke Odor Eliminator and Gonzo volcanic rock based mesh bag.

Also, wouldn't doubt that a bag of charcoal could work.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:22 AM   #21
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ODO-Ban
you can them at Sam's in 1gl size
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:17 AM   #22
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Ok- anybody have an ozone generator I could rent or borrow for a couple days? I’m a school teacher in the dfw area, Mesquite. Thanks.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:58 AM   #23
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Let me look around. I met a guy a few months ago at a truck dealership that they call our to get bad smells out of used vehicles. He had this big arse machine that he put in them that did the trick. It was prettt dang cool but i canít remember what his company was called!
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:03 AM   #24
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Ok- anybody have an ozone generator I could rent or borrow for a couple days? Iím a school teacher in the dfw area, Mesquite. Thanks.
I worked at a hotel during college, and we always had a machine on hand to put in non-smoking rooms that people smoked in. I don't know if any local hotels would rent them out though. Either way, make sure nobody goes inside while it's running. We were told that it does something to the oxygen content in the room while it's running and could possibly kill you. Not sure how true that is, but I was never willing to find out.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:52 AM   #25
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Sell the camper to a smoker and buy one that doesn't smell like smoke. You can't ever get that smell out.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:00 AM   #26
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You'll never get that smell out. Ever.

Just wipe everything down with diesel.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:26 AM   #27
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30 years ago cigarette smell would not even be an issue. Every where you went was cigarette smell, restaurants, bars, stores,barber shops and airports. Now I cant stand the smell of it.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:35 AM   #28
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Rent a commercial ozone generator. Place inside, seal it up, turn it on.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:39 AM   #29
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Fill five or six cereal bowls with White Vinegar, spread out thru the camper, and change them out with fresh vinegar every other day. Do that for about 2-3 weeks. Ive done it in hundreds of rent houses that I've renovated and restored. It works as good as anything and is by far the cheapest route.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:48 AM   #30
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Remove the source. It's the residue on the walls cabinets etc. Wash everything down with a degreaser. Fantastic or 409 maybe a citric base like orange glow. Paint the walls and ceiling if necessary. Use kilz 1st, the shellac based one not the water based sealer. Coffee grounds set out on plates will help to absorb odors and smells good IMO.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:55 AM   #31
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Sell the camper to a smoker and buy one that doesn't smell like smoke. You can't ever get that smell out.
Bingo
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:55 AM   #32
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Be sure and get ACTIVATED charcoal. It will absorb the smell. Only other option is to sell it or burn it to the ground.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:57 AM   #33
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Good suggestions on here. You are on the right track. Carpet has to go. Make sure you get rid of any mattresses too.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:57 AM   #34
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Remove the source. It's the residue on the walls cabinets etc. Wash everything down with a degreaser. Fantastic or 409 maybe a citric base like orange glow. Paint the walls and ceiling if necessary. Use kilz 1st, the shellac based one not the water based sealer. Coffee grounds set out on plates will help to absorb odors and smells good IMO.
This, (not sure about coffee) plus ozone, and then maybe bag or charcoal or similar.
Bought a house years ago from a BAD smoker (walls were stained), pulled up carpet, cleaned ducts and vents, cleaned cabinets, threw away drapes and blinds, removed wall paper border, did kilz on walls and ceiling. worked great, did not know about ozone at the time.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:18 AM   #35
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Ozone, cotton balls soaked in vanilla, charcoal, newspaper, kitty litter, vinegar, baking soda are all your friend. Clean the vents with vinegar and then vanilla.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:21 AM   #36
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Wasting your time. You'll never get it out.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:32 AM   #37
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burn it and start over. Worst smell I cant handle it
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:36 PM   #38
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Thanks guys.
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