Smell in Caravan

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 08:59
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I have a Thetford Cassette toilet in my van and sadly forgot to clean it before packing the van away for 12 months. The cassette was emptied and washed out with water but not thoroughly cleaned. Now I have a very bad odour in the van. I have cleaned and cleaned it and the smell is not as bad as it was but still bad enough.

Can someone please suggest what to do. Thanks
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Reply By: ken triton - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 09:24

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 09:24
Have you determined if the smell is only coming from the toilet or has it impregnated into the rest of the van. We were unfortunate enough to have a fire in our fridge, after the fridge was removed the smell improved by about 70% and then after everyting in the van was cleaned it was about 90% gone then after airing and a period of about one month there is no smell. So I gues my suggestion is more cleaning and airing and hopefully all will return to normal. Good luck but I'm sure you will sort it out. Regards Ken
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Reply By: bluefella - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 09:29

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 09:29
If you can hook up 240V a couple of a Ambi-pure plugins with the little glass bottle will help, they last for about 1 month. I found the vanilla scent works the best.
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Reply By: Member - Keith C (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 09:38

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 09:38
Get yourself a small ozone generator off ebay or the like, and run it in the van a few times, it will get rid of the smell from the curtains and coverings, great in the house as well, it really freshens things up. Regards Keith
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Reply By: Rockape - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 12:11

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 12:11
Another that works are Bamboo charcoal satchels. They are good for one year and all you do is place them in the sun for a specified time once a month to rejuvenate them.
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Reply By: Sprolmor - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 13:23

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 13:23
Thanks to you all for your replies. I will try them all.
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Reply By: vicw4114 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 15:55

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 15:55
Try to get some "nilodor". This is very powerful and oly a few drops are needed.
I used this in my van after the recent floods and it really worked

Regards

vicw4114
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Reply By: kevmac....(WA) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 22:24

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 22:24
one of the cheapest options is a open container with bi carb soda in it.......
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Follow Up By: Sprolmor - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 23:33

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 23:33
Thank you so much I will try this tomorrow.
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Reply By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 09:53

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 09:53
And, to thoroughly clean the cassette of the accumulated 'fuzz' that adheres to the inside......

Take four/five heaped tablespoons of 'el cheapo' Nappisan - thats the home brand version containing 34% sodium percarbonate and mix it with warm water - then add to the cassette. Fill the cassette to the brim with water and shake to mix. Leave it for at least 12 hours - or longer with a 'shake' whenever you pass by.

Afterwards, empty and flush it will be spotlessly clean and even smell nice

John
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