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Old 08-16-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Keeping Dust off Water Heater/ Back of Refer ETC

Hey all and thanks in advance for your help. I am taking my motorhome to the desert where I am told dust is a huge issue. I'm told that there are many techniques for keeping the inside of your motorhome clean but I'm wondering if there are any secrets to keep the waterheater and outside portion of refer dust free. I am going to boondocking for 5 days and will need to use both.

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Old 08-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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I'm afraid any filter you try to install over fridge vents or water heater vents will just create heat build up and a lack of ventilation. Better bet might be to have a small vacuum cleaner with hose that you can use to clean them out if you notice a problem developing. In 5 days, unless you encounter dust storms, I don't think the dust will build to a level to cause malfunction of either device, plus you've got the vacuum to reduce any build up.


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Old 10-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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Don't worry about it; I have been camping in the deserts of SoCal for my entire life. Never "cleaned out" the backside of the fridge or water heater, and never had an issue caused by dirt/dust. Use a compressor once you get home to blow out anything if you want, but it really isn't necessary.
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