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Old 02-27-2013, 02:11 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by mccsix View Post
Been there.
3 weeks ago I picked up my Entegra MH in Middlebury Indiana after being worked on, painted, Buffed and waxed.
I wound up driving from In thru Ky in the worst white knuckle conditions ever, horizontal snow, 25 gusting to 45 mph cross winds, and salt everywhere.
Arriving home the coach and toad were crusty white with salt. Washed it including underneath as best I as I could. Time will tell, but having lived in Chicago for a lot of years, I know from experience it takes a lot more than 1 or 2 salt exposures to do any real damage.
Is it going to be very costly to replace the soiled drivers seat??

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #16
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After spending most of my life in Ohio, and seeing salt damage on my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd motorhomes, I'm very familiar with salt damage. Any road in Indiana you will attempt to drive a motorhome on will have been salted in the last snowstorm. Up north we're very generous with spreading the salt. I would delay pickup of the new coach until at least two rains have passed thru, and the roads have thoroughly washed off and dried. The crushed salt will remain as powder on the roads and sent airborne by air currents from your coach and passing vehicles. By mid-March you may be past the risk of another snowfall, but keep an eye on the Weather Channel. A one-day drive will get you well south of the snow belt. Personally, I would NEVER getting ANY salt on MY new $300+k coach!! After you return home, if there is even a hint of white salty powder on the coach, I would spend a couple of hours under the coach rinsing off everything, engine, drivetrain, suspension, generator, wheel wells. It's the reason many of us from the north will go south to buy our used vehicles.

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #17
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Says something! My 12 year old Subaru Out Back is basically rust free because Subaru learned its lessons. I have had Subaru's since 1977 and they all went to the junk yard with good drivetrains but terminal rust Subaru #11 now has more than 300,000 salty road miles and has some rust, #13 now has 150,000+ miles and no rust.
So what doe it say about the quality of a MH?

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