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Old 04-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Storage near ocean - good or bad?

Considering storing e450 mh in a marina storage, 1/8th mile to the pacific - what can I expect in terms of rust or mold? Experiences etc.?
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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Use dri z air, or a bucket of rock salt in your rig and it should be all right. I don't think your close enough to make a real difference. I live in a wet climate and just keep on top of moisture during our wet winter and I havent had a problem.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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That salt air will get into everything, not just the interior. Personally, I wouldn't do it. I would imagine your area is about the same as the Washington Coast
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I spend a lot of time at the Oregon coast. Salt air will corrode and break down most metals, but it takes years.... I would rather store inland if given a choice. Pretty much just an opinion.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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That salt air will get into everything, not just the interior. Personally, I wouldn't do it. I would imagine your area is about the same as the Washington Coast
I would look for another storage spot but your choice. It would take time for the damage but why risk it? Good luck
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I live on an island. My wifes car chrome wheels corroded in just 3 months.... everyone here has plastic mailboxes because the metal ones don't last long. I wouldn't do it.
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I spent 2 months the last two winters in Florida on the Atlantic side. In just those 2 short months, it's amazing what has corroded along with everything feeling damp and sticky due to the salt air.

When talking to locals, they say to find storage at least 3-5 miles inland and 10 would be better.

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I visited a friend in Maui. Not that the situation is the same, but I was amazed at the corrosion on his Jeep Grand Cherokee. Everything was pitted. I especially noted the glass. It was etched!
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When my grandfather passed away in 1989, we sold his '65 Ford Galaxie 500, which had 17,000 original miles on it. It was totally rusted, as if it had spent all it's life in the Northern states, instead of Delray Beach, FL. Four blocks from the ocean......
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As a former Bay Area resident that lived near the ocean, I can vouche for the posts re rusting and other issues. That salt air can do incredible damage over time. Take it somewhere inland, even if it costs a few dollars more and may be a bit further away. IMHO, that is a very small price increase to pay when considering the visible AND invisible damage that is bound to occur. If the storage area were free, I wouldn't take it. Please let us know what you decide.....thanks!
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The salt laden air is rough on any equipment. I would not store it close to the coast.

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I had a house in the fl keys for many years and can promise you rust if you store near salt water.
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