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Old 06-02-2009, 09:47 AM   #1
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How to get rid of mothball smell??

We just purchased a very well kept 2006 T-1950, but the gentleman had put mothballs everywhere during winter storage. I've tried to find all of them--under the bed, in the drawers, in the hot water heater space, refrigerator inner workings, etc. I'm sure there are still some hidden! I've been airing for a few days, but it's still smelly--any solutions??? What do people use in lieu of mothballs to prevent spiders nesting, etc?
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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I think that it will just take sometime for the oder to disapate I use them over the winter is our camper but I keep them in plastic cups so that it dosent get into the carpet or where every they are used.
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On the recommendation of several people on the forum, I have used Bounce dryer sheets for the last two years without any bug issues.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:26 PM   #4
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I hate to say this but I had the same problem when we bought our coach, and I had to replace the carpeting to get rid of the smell. Nothing else worked. The smell was even in the plywood underneath, but the carpet took care of it. I can still smell the mothballs when I lift the bed go get into the storage compartment, but only then.
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An old trick to remove musty smells from furniture is to place used coffee grounds in the drawers and cabinets and leave them for a couple weeks. The grounds are a good absorber of strong smells. Used coffee grounds are a pretty effective odor absorber when sprinkled on a carpet too. Be sure the grounds and the carpet are completely dry or else the grounds will leave a stain.
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