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Monday, May 5, 2008

2002 travel trailer still high in formaldehyde

Note: A test kit was sent to the following person in North Carolina. His test results came in at 0.183 ppm which is very high. EPA recommends a maximum level of 0.1 ppm and for long-term exposure the concentrations should be far, far less. No wonder the family was having problems!

I bought my 2002 Coachman travel trailer (28ft) brand new in 2002. I noticed, on hot days especially, and with the windows closed, a very strong irritating interior air. The eyes and nose would burn with a headache soon afterwards. I figured it would dissipate over a short time and didn't give it much thought. I am still having the problem but not as acute. Hope we can get some help with this problem. I have two kids that use the camper with us and was always worried about there airways being affected. I have been trying to sell it for almost a year now with no luck. Help.