Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by Tommyboy, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy New Member


    I am new to rv ing and have a question that I really need some advice on.

    I have an opertunity to purchase a 1988 HI-LO 18 foot camper in really good shape for $200.00.

    My question has to do with all the talk of formaldahyde.

    Is formaldahyde only an issues on new campers. Does the fact that the camper is 21 years old mean I should not have to worry about it because it has been aired out over the years.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

    Re: formaldehyde

    I dont think you will have a worry on anything that old. If it was used it has been well ventilated by now.
  3. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: formaldehyde

    Tom, formaldehyde is commonly used in newly manufactured RVs as the part of the glue that evaporates to make the glue go solid. The glue holds some things together in the RV.

    You can't smell it after a short while. Certainly not in a 1988 model.
  4. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy New Member

    Re: formaldehyde

    Thank You all very much for your answers

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