Stinky Trailers

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Get coffee grounds. Spread it around the ground and run with doors open for about an hour. Sweep it up and it'll smell fresh.

Are we talking 'fresh' coffee? What a waste of good coffee!

Use baking soda instead.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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RealDiehl

I had a trailer that smelled like dead fish that's been sitting around a while. Took it to have it washed out, but smelled a little bit. But once the -10° was in effect the smell seemed to disappear. It's strange how some smells just stay with a particular area.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I had recently delivered some foul (pardon the pun) bits of chicken. The reefer reeked afterwards. I had it washed and it still smelled awful. What do you do in that situation?

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Had it washed where? I see reefers getting washed out at tanker farms. I also drag some foul smelling tanks into these places. But they sure don't leave stinking.

I'm not a reefer guy but I would think they should still be on the hook for the clean out if it still stinks.

It wasn't at one of the big truck wash chains. It was called Heartland Truck Stop and Wash, in Logansport, IN. Some very nice people work there...

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Yes thanks for the suggestions. But I've only had one stinky one. So I never heard about rice or coffee before, but sounds reasonable.

PackRat's Comment
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Might be a little early in the year, but come summertime, you could stop by a patch of grass and look for some wild onions. Dig those up, mash them up real well, spread them around the trailer. Leave the refer OFF and park several hours in full sunlight. Open the doors after several hours and I bet the original smell will be gone.

Something else you could get would be an industrial-sized box of dryer sheets. Leave several dozen of these in the trailer. You can still use them after the scent is gone.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Might be a little early in the year, but come summertime, you could stop by a patch of grass and look for some wild onions. Dig those up, mash them up real well, spread them around the trailer. Leave the refer OFF and park several hours in full sunlight. Open the doors after several hours and I bet the original smell will be gone.

Oh, my..! Then I'd smell like a rolling South Philadelphia hoagie shop.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I understand that Turtle's Truck Wash does a good job. No failures yet!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I was thinking about this issue. Would bleach be allowed? A garden sprayer with a mild solution of bleach would kill the smell, but would probably have to be rinsed out afterwards Just an idea..

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I spray Febreeze on the chute. The airflow spreads it.

Some Blue Beacons have a deordorizer, some dont. FYI, BB will also remove unwanted empty pallets to discard. They charge $5 a pallet. And just so Tommy knows... NO we dont pay out of pocket for it.

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