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Whangler

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Posted: 03/12/18 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My trailer developed a strange odor inside after our last trip. I can't exactly describe it but it smells like some type of gas. It's not propane, its a sharp smell, that's the best I can describe it. The odor appeared about 2 weeks after our last trip.

Trying to figure out what it is, I turned off the propane and depressurized the system and that didn't help.

Would the fridge emit a smell if the cooling coil developed a leak? I would expect a fridge leak to smell of ammonia. This isn't ammonia odor.

I just took out the fire extinguisher thinking maybe that's it. It's hard to pinpoint exactly where it originates. Anybody?

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Posted: 03/12/18 08:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Aerosol can leaking? Do you keep cleaners and other spray chemicals that come in spray cans in the trailer? Check them.


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Check your battery(s). If your battery is older, or it has run dry, or it is overcharging - it could be emitting a strong odor that could smell somewhat similar to a propane leak.


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Posted: 03/13/18 06:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X2 battery smell is almost like rotten egg or sulpher

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Posted: 03/13/18 06:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Probably battery smell. It was late, I was tired......[emoticon]

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Posted: 03/13/18 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ammonia smell from refrigerator? Check around, inside and outdoors for that smell.





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Thanks all, I'll have to sleuth it out today I guess. I know battery smell and ammmonia smell and this ain't it.

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