Making sure that your recreational vehicle (RV) is in good working condition is the first step to ensure that you receive the maximum value for your trade. However, all your efforts will fall flat if your coach emits an unpleasant odor.  It can have a put-offish impact on your prospects’ psyche. Some easily available cleaning supplies and a few smart ideas can transform your vehicle from a stench-filled giant machine to a sweet-smelling living quarter in just a couple of hours. In fact, a coach that looks and smells fresh can go a long way in creating that all-important first impression. And you don’t want to miss a chance when you are trying to sell your RV. Here are a few tips that will come handy: 

Vent It Out 

Odors in your motor home may come from a wide variety of sources such as the holding tank, kitchen, carpets and upholstery, and also from your pets. Only good ventilation can help you keep your rig stench-free. Leave all windows and vents open for a long time to let in fresh air and to allow the trapped air escape. An improved air circulation will help tone down the intensity of the odor. It will also help release the heat buildup inside the unit.  If you do not already have one, consider installing a moderately priced fan to improve indoor air circulation. It will make a good investment, adding to the feel-good factor, subsequently helping you nab a better deal.

Take Holding Tank Odor by the Horns 

Sometimes smell coming from the RV holding tank makes the occupants really  uncomfortable. Blame it on your RV’s unique wastewater management system. RV holding tanks are typically connected to a vent pipe that opens in the roof. In the absence of sufficient upward air pressure, the odor-producing gases cannot escape out of the vent pipe and find another way to escape: the toilet.  Deodorized toilet cleaners will be of little help if you cannot get rid of the gases in the first place. Hundreds of RV owners have reportedly benefitted from installing a siphon on top of the roof. This helps create a vacuum inside the vent pipe, allowing the gases to escape. Stay away from formaldehyde-based chemicals as these are dangerous not only for you, but also for your pet and even the septic systems where you empty the holding tank. Instead, use enzyme-based holding tank treatments to minimize the stink. It’s a safe and environment-friendly way to get rid of this nasty odor. 

Pay Attention to Other Areas of Your RV

Toilet is not the only problem area as far as bad odor is concerned. Odor causing bacteria get trapped in many other places including carpets and upholstery. Smoke from the kitchen, must and mildew, and pets are all potential sources of bad smell. The refrigerator, when not in use, also becomes a source of bad odor. Air-fresheners only mask the odor. Instead, use products that  address the root cause by killing the bacteria itself. Spray the product throughout the rig including carpet, drapes, sofa and upholstery. If the refrigerator is not in use for a long time, defrost the freezer, keep the door ajar for a long time and place a box of baking soda or charcoal inside the refrigerator to absorb remaining odors. In addition, replace old filter of your kitchen exhaust fan with a new one to make it work in full force. This will help prevent cooking odors from overpowering the scent of your room freshener. 

Many think that selling an RV is an overwhelming task. We don’t believe that. At least, not when you have prepped up your rig just the right way. And we just told you how to do that.
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