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Old 10-18-2006, 08:14 AM   #1
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Taking delivery of an 07 Diesel Pusher at end of this month. I live in the Buffalo area and do my RVing in the winter months.

Dealer has advised me to find a way to keep the underside clean as well as the sides. Any help on available tools or sprayers etc. or best practices is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:14 AM   #2
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Taking delivery of an 07 Diesel Pusher at end of this month. I live in the Buffalo area and do my RVing in the winter months.

Dealer has advised me to find a way to keep the underside clean as well as the sides. Any help on available tools or sprayers etc. or best practices is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:51 PM   #3
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We use our motorhome in the snow here in Colorado as do tons of others (as appears as RV's parked at the ski parking resorts).

I use a product called Salt Terminator, and spray it underneath the undercarriage after trips....the salt and scum dissapear and a protective coating will provide protection for your next trip.....

You need to buy the sprayer that comes optional as it dilutes the concentrated liquid....spray your undercarriage liberally....Good to go!!!
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:36 AM   #4
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I would use fresh water and a lawn sprinkler under the coach to rinse off the salt.

Some of the salt removal products contain phosphoric acid which reacts with the rust (Iron Oxide) to form Iron Phosphate (surface primer for painting). (Thank you to NormanD on IRV2 for putting me onto Iron Phosphate etc). Not sure if the acid is ok for other types of metal under coach. Not sure what's in Salt Terminator (trade secret ingredients ???)
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:13 AM   #5
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Just reading your posts on salt removal and cold weather use of coach. I am intrested in using my motorhome on a winter trip to Montana. I am from California (central), and have no expierience in preparing my coach for winter use. What all do I need to do to keep things from freezing while traveling, and while in RV park? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I just have no expierience in sub-freezing temperatures.

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Old 10-19-2006, 10:47 AM   #6
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As I live in Colorado and was concerned about road salt on bottom of my vehicles I put together a tool to wash the bottoms. Used some 3/4 inch copper pipe with an elbow with a 90 degree sprinkler head on the bottom end, a 45 degree elbow part way up pipe to allow wand to go below frame easily with a on/off valve at top with hose connection.

Seems to work good with cars as well as the motor home.

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Old 10-19-2006, 11:33 AM   #7
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Any chance to get a picture of the tool you describe?
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:53 PM   #8
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Well the chances of posting some pictures were pretty good until my 8 year old helper deleted the pictures on the camera!

I'll take some more and try again.

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Old 10-31-2006, 08:52 AM   #9
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OK, I was able to recover the pictures and am working on getting them posted ... should have them available soon ... they need to be approved for posting.

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Old 11-13-2006, 05:05 PM   #10
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http://www.empirewasher.com/
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:13 PM   #11
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They make extentions for your garden hose to reach and clear your rain gutters this has a bend allready in it and is telescoping so you can reach every where under. I would think this would work as well as anything and is reasonably priced at the big box stores. They also make attachments for power washers if you want to go that route.
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