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Old 03-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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Dust in the Coach while not moving ?

We've been parked in North Fort Myers for 2 months, and my wife is continually amazed at how dusty our floors and countertops get. It has been cool here, and we've run the furnaces nearly every morning. I'm wondering if our heat ducts are really dusty, and if so, how do any of you suggest blowing them out. Also wondering if my furnaces have filters that need replacing (don't have any furnace manuals).

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Old 03-11-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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Do you have a basement A/C & Heatbump, if so it has a filter. If you are running the LP furnaces, there won't be a filter.


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Old 03-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Actually our return vent has a filter on it - the type the old a'c units had over the coils...

do a google search for your furnace type and the manuals may be out there that you can download and review...

I think most dust comes in thru the openings --- the slides, the doors, the vents, on our clothes

When we first got ours, I was amazed at the number of openings in the bottom corners of the slides.... (Dark inside the rv one morning and had rope lights laying on the ground outside that I could see)
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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Every RV I've had has been prone to dust inside. They just don't seem to be sealed up as well as most houses. Plus, you're usually parked in a location where there's more traffic close to the RV compared to your stick house.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:15 PM   #5
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These things are not sealed that well usually so dust gets in the most unlikely ways.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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If the motorhome has ever been on a long trip on dirt roads, dust can get into almost anywhereincluding the ductwork and furnace. My ducts were fithy when I bought my mh. I found a map of northern Saskatawan, so I am assuming they took a trip up there. Mostly dirt roads in the north there.
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I'm sitting at the S&B with double pane, gas filled windows that are air tight.

Funny thing is I have dust on everything and it is cleaned at least weekly.

Can you say, "Dust happens!"

Just opening and closing doors will cause dust.
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They say most household dust is made up of dead skin, fibers from cloth,upholstrey and so on as well as dirt so it may be coming from inside.
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This is Florida and more than likely its a combination of pollin,salt air, and dust from the outside air intake. Our house gets dust also and it hasn't moved in years.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:47 AM   #10
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We live on the ocean in SE Florida. 14 floors up in an oceanfront condo.

Keep the door open most days during the winter, A/C is off.

Wind is usually from the east, nothing between us and the Bahamas.

Dust piles up amazingly fast.

It is just a part of living on this blue planet.
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I think the roof vents contribute to this tremendously. Large flat surface for dust and dirt to settle on the roof then open a vent or superfan and gravity takes over. Plus they don't seal real great and on other campers ive had they would lift up slightly when opening the door or on windy days with pressure changes inside.

Oh but hey your in Fla with an awesome view while i'm stuck in the crappy northern weather so quit complaining. :-)
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After a while, between cleanings, it seems a shame to disturb the patina
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After a while, between cleanings, it seems a shame to disturb the patina
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