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Old 08-30-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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Dirt in the bedroom

We are currently out on our first trip in our new American Revolution 42G. This is our first motorhome and since I have nothing to compare it too, I've got a question regarding road grime migrating into the coach. How much dirt should we expect to enter the coach. After a long day on the road the floor in the bedroom is filthy. Is this normal?

On a side note I just replaced the temperature control thermostat on our Aqua Hot as it had already failed. Is this a common failure?
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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no, the dirt not normal
I suspect air infiltration from somewhere
see if worse somewhere than others that may lead to the source
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:41 AM   #3
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That is not normal.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:05 AM   #4
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Have your exhaust manifold checked. Have them check the insulation above the engine to make sure that it is appropriately taped. Also, carefully check ALL windows and vents and make sure that they are tight and lock the windows. Vibrating down the road can cause them to slowly slide open.

First owners are the quality control for the manufacturers, so expect to have lots of little stuff show up that need to be corrected.

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As others have said, definitely NOT normal! We have a cheapo outdoor mat on the ground in front of the step, and the step has outdoor carpet on it too. We might find a tiny bit here and there in the living room that we hit with the dustbuster, but that's about it. I agree that it's probably getting in around the engine access door in the BR.

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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we were having a similar problem, exhaust fumes and fine dust in our DSDP,i took off the engine cover and was surprised at the amount of gravel that was trap in the seal as we do not travel on side roads,off highways sometime into rv parks,clean that seal up and drilled in a couple more screws to hold the panel in place,solved the problem,but i think that we should be checking that more often,i think the fan on the rad picks up the fine gravel when you drive into the sites

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My guess is that there is a gap in the slide rails, near the floor. Have someone shine a BRIGHT light from outside at the bottom of the slide(s).....whilst you are inside, on the floor. You might need a mirror for a good look. You might see a gap that lets dust in when moving down the road.
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I believe it's the trap down in the floor,unless you are driving down dirt roads.When my slides are closed they are really smashed in tight. I have never seen dirt and grime entering I'm a clean freak and would notice.
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No dirt in my 13 year old discovery. When I remove engine cover I always clean gasket and apply a coat of Vaseline to the seal before reinstallation.
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are you leaving bedroom windows open while driving?
i did this once by mistake and had a dust film on night stands when we arrived.
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Ok, I definitely have a gap at the floor hatch in the rear bath, I'm also getting some ingress in the slide out cabinet at the rear bath. Heading east out of Salt Lake this week. Am heading to the east coast so the factory is an option for my punch list. I can also stop at Transwest in Colorado, does anybody have any experience working with them? Ancira in Ft. Worth might be on my path as well (purchase location). Would you all recommend any particular service location since I have the flexibility to stop anywhere between SLC And Georgia?
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Ok, I definitely have a gap at the floor hatch in the rear bath, I'm also getting some ingress in the slide out cabinet at the rear bath. Heading east out of Salt Lake this week. Am heading to the east coast so the factory is an option for my punch list. I can also stop at Transwest in Colorado, does anybody have any experience working with them? Ancira in Ft. Worth might be on my path as well (purchase location). Would you all recommend any particular service location since I have the flexibility to stop anywhere between SLC And Georgia?
If the factory is an option, that's definitely where I would go. Good luck to you.
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If the factory is an option, that's definitely where I would go. Good luck to you.
I agree. They're best suited.
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Normally the mfgrs. service center requires an appointment, but some folks just show up and stay until there is a lull in work. I agree the mfgrs service center is the first choice, but your dealer might be more flexible and get you in sooner.
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