How to Remove Smoke Smell From an RV
Using several products for different surfaces will help remove smoke smells from anywhere, including recreational vehicles (RVs). Some surface types need a product that contains a cleaning ingredient to truly remove the smell and not just cover it up temporarily. Some dry products will help soak up the resin and tar left behind in the air from smoke.
Wipe hard surfaces, such as wood, with vinegar. Make sure to wipe the entire surface to remove the smell from the RV. Repeat as needed.
Sprinkle baking soda on any surfaces covered by or made of fabric. Let the soda sit on the surface for a while before vacuuming it off. Make sure to cover the entire surface with a dusting of the soda so not to leave the odor in any of the fabric. Repeat as needed.
Shampoo the carpet. If this is not possible, sprinkle baking soda on the carpet. Wait a while before vacuuming the soda up. Repeat if necessary.
Set an open container of either coffee grinds or charcoal in the RV to soak up the odor out of the air.
- Many products sold to remove odors only cover them up temporarily. When considering a odor-removing product, look for a cleaning agent in the ingredients or a substance that will soak up the odor, such as charcoal.
Virginia Gaskin graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications. She has written articles for the Richmond Register newspaper and has also written articles and copy on websites since 1997.