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Old 06-05-2013, 05:28 AM   #15
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I think you'll find that the residue is composed of a lot more than just salt residue, after all, the ocean certainly isn't clean water.

My C lived about 500' from the Gulf Coast at Tampa FL for more than 15 years, there isn't a spec of rust or corrosion anywhere on it.

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Old 06-05-2013, 05:58 AM   #16
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We are parked about 50' from the Ocean from November until some time in April. I can say that northern road salt has more effect on our coach than salt spray. A short stay like that should not be a problem.

Rinse and wash is the solution of course. For the underside get an old fashion lawn sprinkler like you used to (or maybe still do) run through and put it underneath in different spots to rinse.

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Old 06-05-2013, 06:21 AM   #17
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Just spent 10 days on Padre Island, about 100 feet from the shore . Very windy with high surf, salt spray on everything. Good wash job inside and out took care of it. We also live in Fl. on the water, No rust. 2010 Monaco Dip. 42SKQ
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:38 AM   #18
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Hi everyone
We camp in Florida 6 months each year. We travel up or down the coast side, basically spending the winter near salt water. Every 2nd year (each year is better) we take our Georgetown 378 in and have it rust proofed. This is nothing but a refined oil spraying of the entire under carriage, locks, hinges and inside the doors. Cost? $225, results everything is rust free, stone chips no worry! The oil will soon spread to the damaged part. Dripping only slight, a tarp under it catches any small drops, kitty litter picks up all the oil.

Short trips won't hurt your baby but this seems to be a solution that works!

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