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Is there a good way to clean the underside of the BB after being up north in the salt covered roads from the snow? Concerned about all that salt. Truck wash won't do an RV due to them being too low to the ground. Can we use a low pressure washer or regular hose without any problems?
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Don't know of anything you could hurt with a garden hose. I would not direct high pressure toward wheel seals or other type mechanical seals. Close the compartment doors, put on the oldest work clothes and have at it.
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Is there a good way to clean the underside of the BB after being up north in the salt covered roads from the snow? Concerned about all that salt. Truck wash won't do an RV due to them being too low to the ground. Can we use a low pressure washer or regular hose without any problems?
I once got into a winter salt situation and when I got out of it I cleaned the underside of my SOB RV with a garden sprinkler. I laid the hose lengthwise and started at the rear. Let the sprinkler run for ten minutes,,,pull the hose a few feet and let it run in the new location for ten,,,,repeat until you've gone the whole length of the bus. Of course I used direct spray on the areas I could see through the wheel wells. There was a lot of red sand mixed in with the salt
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I would think a pressure washer on low setting should be fine, seen plenty of people do it.
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I like the sprinkler idea. Thanks
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We used the sprinkler for beach rigs, works well. My nephew plows for Rhode Island, his boss uses vinegar in a garden sprayer after a heavy rinse on the salt trucks , claims it works.
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Don't forget the engine compartment, especially any aluminum items. But be careful with vents and electrical items. I would never use a pressure sprayer.
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What about using salt away or something like that. We use them on boats all the time and it works great on metal trailer parts. It comes with a miracle grow type hand sprayer. You can pick them up at west marine and I believe west marine even has there own version that is cheaper.
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