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Old 11-04-2018, 11:58 AM   #1
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My wife and me do lots of volunteer work at a Christian camp where they let us park for free. Sometimes don't get to move around as we want because the grass is too wet, where we park. After being there since June I got to wondering what that is doing to the underside of RV I mean if it's serious. Also what can I do to help out. I guess either move it get under the RV and do some painting. Not sure if there is other products or methods to help this condition out. Anybody thought of this issue or had problems
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My wife and me do lots of volunteer work at a Christian camp where they let us park for free. Sometimes don't get to move around as we want because the grass is too wet, where we park. After being there since June I got to wondering what that is doing to the underside of RV I mean if it's serious. Also what can I do to help out. I guess either move it get under the RV and do some painting. Not sure if there is other products or methods to help this condition out. Anybody thought of this issue or had problems

I would think the motor home is undercoated and should be ok that is unless there is a river of water passing under it.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:36 PM   #4
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If you do find that the frame is rusting there is a product called POR 15 that's made to paint directly over rust.If theres any loose scale brush it off and apply.It encapsulates the rust and stops it. We use it on old rusty truck frames and floorboards.Wear gloves because you can't get it off your hands,lol it has to wear off.
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If you do find that the frame is rusting there is a product called POR 15 that's made to paint directly over rust.If theres any loose scale brush it off and apply.It encapsulates the rust and stops it. We use it on old rusty truck frames and floorboards.Wear gloves because you can't get it off your hands,lol it has to wear off.
Everytime I grease or change oil I check for rust under the entire RV. I use rustoleum to touch up. If it needs wire brushing I go down to bare metal. So far 0 rust on entire 1999 Dutchstar.
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Everytime I grease or change oil I check for rust under the entire RV. I use rustoleum to touch up. If it needs wire brushing I go down to bare metal. So far 0 rust on entire 1999 Dutchstar.
Sounds like we are kindred spirits.I believe in preventative maintenance.Address the problem before it becomes a real problem.
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Thanks guys. Now that I'm full time I don't have a cement driveway any more. But I am going to Jack the RV up and get under and check. I'll bet chassis parts and rear end need a little touch-up. I'll check out those products. Thanks again. Always find help here
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A vapor barrier is best, if management allows you to cover the grass under the RV with plastic.
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Everytime I grease or change oil I check for rust under the entire RV. I use rustoleum to touch up. If it needs wire brushing I go down to bare metal. So far 0 rust on entire 1999 Dutchstar.
Yep, I do the same except I use their Rust Reformer product then their paint over it.
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A vapor barrier is best, if management allows you to cover the grass under the RV with plastic.

I agree, plywood, tarp, anything will help as a vapor barrier for a vehicle parked in grass long term.
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Phosphoric acid, sold in home improvement and paint stores converts rust. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosph...ersion_coating
and makes a very good 'primer' before painting.

It is used in salt water environments for protection from rust.
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Russ Silber.... Holy skinned knuckles. All the little corners? That would take me forever. Lol. Right now I'm talking the rear end. I'm going to try the acid route. I will brush off what I can. Thanks guys now if I can figure out how to get my fat belly under there. I'll do it . Have fun RVN.
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