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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Keystone concerns

My name is Rachel Strain, my husband and I had purchased a Keystone 30ft trailer right after hurricane Katrina. We purchased it because we had several people that needed a place to stay. The only problem was that when you would stay in the trailer for any length of time you would begin to get headaches. The first person and her daughter that stayed with us, stated that her eyes were itchy, and both of them were getting sore throats, just not feeling well. They only stayed in the trailer after that to get some alone time - but we always had the windows opened up - as directed by the company we purchased the trailer from. My friend and her daughter then would stay in our home at night.

Our second guest ended only having to stay for a few days here and there while he worked on his home for a several weeks. He had also complained of itchy, watery eyes, and feeling tired.

We began to get really concerned- The warmer the weather was getting the worse you would feel shortly after entering the camper. I tried to make it into an office - but I could not understand why my eyes were irritating me so much as well as sore throats and being tired.

We tried numerous time to contact the company that manufactured the trailer as well as the company we purchased the trailer from - everyone states to air the trailer out - Well it has been a little over 2 years now - and we still can't use it. I would like to have someone contact me and perhaps direct me the correct way. I have no idea what to do - who to contact. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Rachel Strain
985-502-2205 or rachelhstrain@aol.com