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Old 03-03-2006, 08:10 AM   #1
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We're going to be on the Pacific coast for a while (3 days to a week) and I was wondering about subjecting the coach to the salty environment. Should the underside be hosed down after leaving the coast to get the salt off? Any technique recommendations? Has anyone had any experience with this or can anyone offer suggestions for dealing with exposure to salty air?
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We're going to be on the Pacific coast for a while (3 days to a week) and I was wondering about subjecting the coach to the salty environment. Should the underside be hosed down after leaving the coast to get the salt off? Any technique recommendations? Has anyone had any experience with this or can anyone offer suggestions for dealing with exposure to salty air?
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:50 AM   #3
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Do a search on posts by Chet Yancy. He had his gen slide seize up while parked close to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:53 AM   #4
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Hello Jerry:

Enjoy your Stay near the beach. You should not have any problems park near the beach. When I we go to the beach I never hose off unless I drive through the salt water, when we are Pismo Dunes and playing in the surf. The Gulf of <STRIKE>Mexico</STRIKE> California does have a higher salt content than the rest of the Ocean. That why Whales travel to the Gulf when they deliver there calves (More Buoyancy with the additional salt).

Friends who live at the beach area do have a short term problem but over years you will have rust problems.
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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First, I'd cut down on the sort of 4-wheel slide-thru-the-surf kinda driving you see on Corvette commercials shot at Daytona Beach. That's probably not too good for the car, and might not be good for a motorhome.
Other than that, you are talking about a short stay. If you are not subject to actual salt spray, I wouldn't think a second thing about it.
On my 10 year old aluminum sided Trek, I had two small corrosion spots that hadn't ruptured the paint. I had it parked 3 years in a row within 100' of a salt water inlet. First time was for 3 months (broke down ). Didn't materially increase the two corrosion spots.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dave Fernandez:
Hello Jerry:

Enjoy your Stay near the beach. You should not have any problems park near the beach. When I we go to the beach I never hose off unless I drive through the salt water, when we are Pismo Dunes and playing in the surf. The Gulf of Mexico does have a higher salt content than the rest of the Ocean. That why Whales travel to the Gulf when they deliver there calves (More Buoyancy with the additional salt).

Friends who live at the beach area do have a short term problem but over years you will have rust problems. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did you mean Gulf of California? Haven't seen many whales off of Galveston trying to birth in between the off-shore oil rigs
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