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Old 12-24-2014, 11:57 AM   #15
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Camped once on the beach at Padre Island. Within two days there was a salt film on the windshield that was noticeable. The rest of the coach had to be covered as well. It was only a two day stay. Drove through some rain the next few days so the underneath should have been reasonably cleaned. Car wash after the rain so no ill effects.
We did that one winter, for 2 weeks. Our bicycles were/are now junk they rusted so much. The steel parts of our 5er rusted- while we were there.
Our MH will never be exposed to that climate.
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Salt air, humidity and sun can reak havoc on anything. Maintenance is key. It does require more in those climates, but if that's where you want to spend time, go for it. Just don't slack off on regular maintenance, including regular washing( the MH, not you personally...although...).
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:20 PM   #17
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Camping by the beach

Thanks to everyone for the replies and advice. Looks like the consensus is there can be a corrosion problems when exposed closely to salt water. I'll sure take the advice re WD 40 and silicone and give the MH a good wash, including undercoat, at least weekly. Thanks again.
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BTW, I'd use silicone spray instead of WD40. While WD40 has great uses, it tends to collect dust and dirt.
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One of the largest numbers of 1940's and 1950's American cars in any one place I've ever come across is in Cuba.

I don't see vehicles rusting any more in coastal areas than any other place.
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Salt is bad make a note to remind you to was it down why a note? You will be so busy trying to get all the sand out of it you may forget
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The south Texas coast seems to be the worst for destroying stuff.

The prevailing wind in south Texas comes across the Gulf of Mexico before it hits land. That's probably why the air is extra warm and salty. And the wind is relentless, which I'm sure contributes to the wet salt air getting into all kinds of nooks and crannies.

Whatever--not all coasts are created equal when it comes to causing corrosion. Unfortunately, Corpus, while a pretty dismal place, does offer some specific charms that make us want to stay there for substantial periods of time, so we put up with the destruction. But if we'd been warned 10 years ago about just how bad it can be, we might have been able to avoid having to replace a corroded out radiator.
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