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Smell in my caravn

Hi, i have a coachman fixed bed caravan 2002 modle and we have noticed a strange fishy like smell the last 2 times we have used it in november 2008. it gets stronger when the heating is on. we have emptied the van and checked cupboards cooker and fridge but havent found the problem. it doesnt seem to be in any particular place just all around, can anyone please help. thanks nicky.

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  • metoyou12345 Dec 18, 2008

    hi thanks for all replies, i had the caravan seviced this week and the problem with the smell was a burnt fused wire, the plonker who had the caravan before us have fitted a wrong size amp fuse, how stupid ... please be carefull to ensure you fit the correct fuse as this could have been a fatel accident i am writing about.



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It may be a coolant leak in your heater core, but coolant has more of a sweet smell than a fishy one, and you would notice a dampness on the passenger side floormat. it is probably just a mold in the air filter of the blower motor and needs replaced

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