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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Smell in Jayco drives family out...
We own a 2005 Jayco Eagle Travel Trailer. We purchased it December of 2004. There was a "smell" in this trailer from the beginning but just assumed it was because it was new. As the summer came upon us the smell got so bad that we can't even walk into this trailer without instant burning of the eyes and throat.... You last about 3 seconds in there until you find yourself running out of there coughing and choking to get fresh air. We have owned this trailer just over 5 years and we love the lay out but CAN NOT deal with this horrible smell. Is there anything we can do about this????