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Old 02-08-2014, 12:21 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by CampDaven View Post
Dust in hidden areas is a protective layer of patina that should never be disturbed.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:59 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone for the help and ideas. I see that my work is cut out with the dash air ducts and grills. May be I'll subscribe to the "patina" idea.

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Old 02-26-2014, 12:31 PM   #17
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I was using Armour All yesterday on the dash and thought I would try a liberal spraying on the dash heat/ac vents. It worked to eliminate the dust in the vent head itself. Don't know where it went and it doesn't eliminate the dust behind in the ducting but it sure looks a lot better when we come up the stairs into the motorhome.

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Old 05-15-2014, 07:54 AM   #18
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I also have severe asthma but love to camp. I got The Absorber towel at walmart and wrung out tightly (it is nearly dry) gets all the dust out of even tiny spaces without doing water damage and I bring my Kenmore air cleaner 88500 (it is a true hepa air purifier). Life is good!
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:08 AM   #19
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Every three years we take the coach to an RV detailer in Reno. His process is quite thorough. He starts with a full foam injection with the slides out. Then, donning a Tyvek suit & scuba mask, he wades in, closes the door & retracts the slides. The foam is like a magnet for filth so it grabs the dust & when the slides come in the filthy foam gets pushed out every crack & crevice. Then he sprays a neutralizer all around till it runs out on the ground. The foam all dies out & we run fans for several hours to dry everything. The stuff is like dry cleaning fluid so it doesn't stain, & we can choose between apple-cinnamon & pistachio-clove scents which last several months. He claims the cleaner will be available in bleu-cheese-burger scent soon but there is no definite date on that just yet.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:25 AM   #20
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Hey I can hardly wait for the blue cheese burger scent! Or maybe just the cheese scent would be good.

Where is this detailer in Reno Mike. I may give it a try this fall when heading south again.

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Old 05-16-2014, 10:51 AM   #21
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Nope not really bored but just want to get some of the dust out that is causing some allergy issues. Every time we turn the furnace on for example we get that dust aroma for a while. Same with the dash air/heat.

IMO, undisturbed/settled dust is not the problem for allergy sufferers....
air-borne dust IS.

BTW, the smell you get when the forced air LP furnace starts is the smell of heated dust that has settled on the heat exchanger.
Mine only smells for a short time the 1st time my furnace is used each heating season.
Unless you remove and disassemble the furnace, dust on the heat exchanger is impossible to get to and clean out.

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Old 05-16-2014, 11:03 AM   #22
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Thanks Mel

Makes sense...not sure I want to disassemble the furnace though!

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Old 05-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #23
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You must be really bored
sorry i really liked that one but truth be told i think that is all of us

any one else get the feeling.... drive to your next RV park.... get to know it in a few hrs and then do .. well now what ...

then start on the next fix / mod on the RV .. fill the tanks ..look over every thing for the next move hoping you dont see any thing wrong ..

but when you do.. fast to find the keys .... find where to go in to tow fro the part you need.. get upset about how many times you have to keep going back as its the wrong part or need more... but then at the end of the day happy it gave you some thing to do all day .. then come on here talking about how it was a bugger and all day job just to give us some one to talk to ..

come on how any of you ...LOL
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