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Old 09-13-2015, 10:48 PM   #1
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Rust on chassis underneath motor home

I have read several posts on people worrying about Rust on the chassis underneath of Motor Homes. What is the big deal? I would expect most undersides of motor homes after a couple of years to have lots rust underneath, especially if based in northern areas where they use salt on the roads and in coastal areas. The under carrage of my motor home has lots of rust on chassis frame and some of the parts. It was based in Tacoma Wa for 8 or 9 years before I bought it. The rust on the underside of my present motor home is not flaking kind of rust, but the frame and other parts are rusty colored. I don't feel it is anything to really worry about. If it had been in a flood that would be another story. Anyone care to comment.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:10 PM   #2
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My Hurricane had rust on the front end frame extensions 1 month after I had it home. Same thing, not flaking (yet) but surface. I hit it with rust converter to slow it down. Purchased at Menards!
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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I worry about salt on the roads and it's corrosive effects. Usually, i will wait for a warmer day(above freezing) and pull a lawn sprinkler underneath the Motorhome. That way I can at least rinse off some of the salt and whatever else they put on the roads.

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Old 09-16-2015, 08:36 PM   #4
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I worry about salt on the roads and it's corrosive effects. Usually, i will wait for a warmer day(above freezing) and pull a lawn sprinkler underneath the Motorhome. That way I can at least rinse off some of the salt and whatever else they put on the roads.

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I use a product called "Salt Away" on my boat. Spray it on and it will dissolve the salt. I flush the engine and then hose down the trailer with the left over. If you decide to try it, buy it online as it is much cheaper. Not cheap though.
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