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Old 04-21-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Except for the windshield and front cap I've noticed that the basement doors behind the rear wheels get dirtier than other parts of the coach. It is very black but not oily at all and washes off easily and have been curious if this is brake dust or tire dust. I don't think it is from the exhaust since it is on both sides and I don't see any black smoke from the exhaust. Also, when I had the MH serviced recently they connected to the diagnostic port and everything checked normal. Has anyone else seen this or know what it is?

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Except for the windshield and front cap I've noticed that the basement doors behind the rear wheels get dirtier than other parts of the coach. It is very black but not oily at all and washes off easily and have been curious if this is brake dust or tire dust. I don't think it is from the exhaust since it is on both sides and I don't see any black smoke from the exhaust. Also, when I had the MH serviced recently they connected to the diagnostic port and everything checked normal. Has anyone else seen this or know what it is?

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Old 04-21-2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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Mark...I also have dirt rear basement doors. I suspect it is dust from the rear duals, both brake and tire residue. I haven't tried to wash it off yet but it doesn't feel oily. I'll wash it off next month when I get the coach back home.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I suspect it is dust from the rear duals, both brake and tire residue. I haven't tried to wash it off yet but it doesn't feel oily. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think it is too. Just before we leave in the morning I will quickly wash it off with just the hose and maybe a soft cloth.

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Back in my younger (read that as: "foolish and bulletproof") days, I thought I was making a name for myself as a hot-shot street-racer (lo and behold I sorta did, but that's a different story...) in my '66 Mustang. You wanna come clean, Mark, and tell us how you managed to get those dual-baloneys back there to smoke?

I'd have to go with the brake/tire/road-dirt. I also notice that I get this weird smell for a few miles from under the toad when driving it after it's been towed for a day or so. My guess is that it's picking up all the crud from the road.

Ever wonder why we don't see a mountain of tire-rubber dust alongside the road? Where does the rubber go when it gets wore off all of our tires?
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Well in MY days... ..., I used to dragrace our 1978 Firebird. The rubber on the side of our beautiful shiny car was from all those burnouts. That lovely smell is from all of that VHT gluey sticky stuff we poured on the strip and burnout box. Oh no, don't get me started..... that hobby was way too expensive. Of course I've found that dogshows are getting expensive too. Don't talk to me about the MH payments!!

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Had a '79 Firebird Formula too a few years later. Bright-Gold paint, T-Tops, Custom stereo (as if the motor wasn't sweet enough), every possible option, Smoky-And-The-Bandit Silver Jacket. I even had hair then too! What a rush it all was.

... Darn, that felt good to hark back to those carefree days for a moment. Thanks!

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