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    2020 21BHE Coughing Issue

    Anyone have any insight on what would cause a coughing issue? Seems to be stemming from the bathroom. Bathroom has a plasticy smell but nothing that unusual.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrodpic View Post
    Anyone have any insight on what would cause a coughing issue? Seems to be stemming from the bathroom. Bathroom has a plasticy smell but nothing that unusual.....
    What are you talking about?

    A ďcoughingĒ sound or actually making you cough?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NB Canada View Post
    What are you talking about?

    A ďcoughingĒ sound or actually making you cough?


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    Makes people cough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrodpic View Post
    Makes people cough.
    I think that would be impossible for us to determine

    My son uses ďaxeĒ products and that makes my wife cough


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    Quote Originally Posted by NB Canada View Post
    I think that would be impossible for us to determine

    My son uses ďaxeĒ products and that makes my wife cough


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    Something is causing everyone in the family to cough. Itís not any products like you mentioned. Hoping itís not a formaldehyde issue. Is that a problem with Grand Design??

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    There are all sorts of outgassing within the materials of construction of RVs (and homes for that matter). Multiple types of adhesives are used, wood finishes, and plenty of synthetic materials. It is odd that an entire family is affected because such sensitivities are not hereditary. Further odd is the one location - bathroom. Because of that, and it seems you have had the rig awhile, I would first look at the treatment you are using for the black tank. Then I would like at the air gap under the vanity for proper operation. Then I would look at your cleaning products and toiletries. Finally, what bath fan is in your rig? Burning electrical components are a common throat irritant.
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    2020 21BHE Coughing Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrodpic View Post
    Something is causing everyone in the family to cough. Itís not any products like you mentioned. Hoping itís not a formaldehyde issue. Is that a problem with Grand Design??
    Is it not a problem with every product?

    Everything new will off gas something for awhile


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    Quote Originally Posted by geotex1 View Post
    There are all sorts of outgassing within the materials of construction of RVs (and homes for that matter). Multiple types of adhesives are used, wood finishes, and plenty of synthetic materials. It is odd that an entirely family affected because such sensitivities are not hereditary. Further odd is the one location - bathroom. Because of that, and it seems you have had the rig awhile, I would first look at the treatment you are using for the black tank. Then I would like at the air gap under the vanity for proper operation. Then I would look at your cleaning products and toiletries. Finally, what bath fan is in your rig? Burning electrical components are a common throat irritant.
    We bought the trailer used. Have only had it for a few months. Itís happened the few times we have used it. Seems like itís caused when the bathroom is closed up for a period of time. Iím going to do a deep clean on it when we get back home. Will also look into something that might absorb fumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NB Canada View Post
    Is it not a problem with every product?

    Everything new will off has something for awhile


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    I donít know thatís why I asked.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrodpic View Post
    We bought the trailer used. Have only had it for a few months. It’s happened the few times we have used it. Seems like it’s caused when the bathroom is closed up for a period of time. I’m going to do a deep clean on it when we get back home. Will also look into something that might absorb fumes.
    Granular activated carbon is what you are after. I would do a deep tank cleaning because some tank treatments are incredibly harsh and could be the issue. Put a cover on the bath fan so it can stay open to help vent.
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