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We bought a 2 year old willerby magnum 4 weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to stay in it yet. Daughter went down yesterday and said it smelt like a festival portaloo. We haven't used toilet facilities yet. Advice needed as to why the smell? Where is it coming from? Should loo be cleaned with special cleaners or just same as at home. Are we liable or the site owners if it is coming from the pipes? Help!!!
Hi all, After thinking about buying a static, I think the way forward is to buy a touring caravan which will be much cheaper and I'm not tied to anything. My bank approved my loan and the money is there now, I just need to find something. I've already contacted a mechanic about pre purchase inspection and will be getting one before I buy anything. I have a week to sort something out before I'm on holiday and then come back as I have to move out of my current home, I hope to have something sorted by then. I have a budget of 2k, anybody got any suggestions of caravans currently for sale in the Manchester area or where I should look? People are being very resilient to my idea to live in a caravan full time. I've only ever stayed in a static when I was a kid and have no other experience. I love travelling and freedom though so I think I will be perfectly happy. . but you know what people are like when you try do something out of the norm. I'm up and down between being over excited to a bit scared!
Hi Guys, I just joined this forum and am looking for some advice. I bought an old American camper van a few months ago which was for sale locally. It was in really nice condition with a fold-down bed, cooker, fridge, etc. that are all working great, so far. However, fairly soon after picking it up I noticed that there were quite a few flies in there. I think they were cluster flies. I did some googling and found some advice that a sulphur candle may be a good way to go because they are used to fumigate greenhouses, etc. So, I bought a sulphur candle, sited it in the centre of the camper on a metal plate away from anything flamable, and lit it, after sealing all the windows and vents. Result= flies completely gone, I haven't seen a single living thing in the van since I did it. But. .. I did this over a month ago, and the van completely stinks of a sulphur-like smell any time I go in there. I have kept the windows open (24/7 for 2 weeks), run hot fans, cold fans, burned scented candles, hung about 20 magic trees around the van, everything, and the smell won't go. We have vacuumed it out 3 or 4 times under every seat and table, and the roof lining, cupboards, etc. I've rubbed down every surface with disinfectant. The smell just won't go, and worse than that is that we get a sore throat and watery eyes when we are in the van. It is so unpleasant that we can't sleep in there, and I don't know what else I can try. I can't understand where the smell is coming from and why it has lingered for so long. I've run all the vents on full pelt for hours to try and clear out any smells that could be in there. There was no smell at all before. Can anyone offer any advice on what we could use to kill this smell and more importantly remove whatever sulphur residue is irritating our throats and eyes. The van is effectively uninhabitable at the moment. Thanks in advance, Robin (the idiot)