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Old 08-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Any else get a fresh pile of wood shavings and sawdust by the stairs in the kitchen after travel? My wife is a perfect housekeeper, but every time we park it we notice a fresh batch of shavings all over the floor. I have a feeling it is construction debris blowing in from the basement.

I noticed our belly pan isn't tight in the front, as it has gaps between where it screws in along the front so that air gets "rammed" in there (so it would seem in theory). I also keep popping the back poly material off the back bumper where is kind of seals it all together after the belly pan terminates (back by the hitch).

Is it possible I'm just pressurizing the basement blowing debris up into the coach?
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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we have shavings after travel coming from the AC return vents.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Do you mean those that have the filters in them?
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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Any else get a fresh pile of wood shavings and sawdust by the stairs in the kitchen after travel? My wife is a perfect housekeeper, but every time we park it we notice a fresh batch of shavings all over the floor. I have a feeling it is construction debris blowing in from the basement.



I noticed our belly pan isn't tight in the front, as it has gaps between where it screws in along the front so that air gets "rammed" in there (so it would seem in theory). I also keep popping the back poly material off the back bumper where is kind of seals it all together after the belly pan terminates (back by the hitch).



Is it possible I'm just pressurizing the basement blowing debris up into the coach?


We noticed the same issue of saw dust or wood shavings coming from under the bottom steps during our recent 6 weeks trip. This occurred every day while were actually in transit. My assumptions is that it is left over construction debris. Sometime before long, I actually plan to remove the rearward panel in the storage area and do some cleaning and checking out of the wiring and plumbing.

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Any else get a fresh pile of wood shavings and sawdust by the stairs in the kitchen after travel? My wife is a perfect housekeeper, but every time we park it we notice a fresh batch of shavings all over the floor. I have a feeling it is construction debris blowing in from the basement.

I noticed our belly pan isn't tight in the front, as it has gaps between where it screws in along the front so that air gets "rammed" in there (so it would seem in theory). I also keep popping the back poly material off the back bumper where is kind of seals it all together after the belly pan terminates (back by the hitch).

Is it possible I'm just pressurizing the basement blowing debris up into the coach?
I get the same thing with my RL below the closet by the door and steps. As miles as I've pulled mine you'd think they'd all be gone by now. I think the shavings are coming from behind the control panel in the closet.

Maybe the trailer is just slowly wearing down like a bar of soap from the inside out.
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I also get saw dust and shaving on occasion as well. I did find a fair amount of debris behind the front basement side panel, which covers the area under our stairs and also houses our air return vent.
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You need to take down the garage walls and vacuum out the debris. In addition to saw dust, you'll find metal shavings, tie wraps, and pieces of wire.

While the walls are down, it's a good time to check the duct work connecting to the plenum, and the plumbing to ensure there are no leaks.
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I guess I have a new fall project - clean the debris and do some maintenance in there, like fix the water filter bracket, and I was also thinking of putting one of my old sonic de-mouser things in there and plug it in somewhere so I don't have to think about it, it will just come on when I plug in.
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"I noticed our belly pan isn't tight in the front, as it has gaps between where it screws in along the front so that air gets "rammed" in there (so it would seem in theory). I also keep popping the back poly material off the back bumper where is kind of seals it all together after the belly pan terminates (back by the hitch). "</span>
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Our center belly pan tore loose on the front edge and dragged on the road on the first trip out. I cut it off (4'x 6' piece) and Gorilla taped the wiring and hydraulic lines back up to get home. The black plastic material tore loose from the sheet metal screws with fender washers that were securing it on the front edge. The sides were supported on top of the inner main frame flanges with no attachment. The service dealer replaced the material and secured both the sides and the ends. The sides are now secured by continuous metal strips screwed to the underside of the steel frame. I had them add two cross braces screwed to the side frame flanges using 2"x 2" x 6' galvanized steel angles I got at Home Depot. That solved the sagging that occurred in the middle. I believe that the wind pressure underneath the unit flogged the black material until the front edge gave out and ripped away from the attaching screws. This section is located beneath the entry stair area.</span>
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"I noticed our belly pan isn't tight in the front, as it has gaps between where it screws in along the front so that air gets "rammed" in there (so it would seem in theory). I also keep popping the back poly material off the back bumper where is kind of seals it all together after the belly pan terminates (back by the hitch). "</span>
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Our center belly pan tore loose on the front edge and dragged on the road on the first trip out. I cut it off (4'x 6' piece) and Gorilla taped the wiring and hydraulic lines back up to get home. The black plastic material tore loose from the sheet metal screws with fender washers that were securing it on the front edge. The sides were supported on top of the inner main frame flanges with no attachment. The service dealer replaced the material and secured both the sides and the ends. The sides are now secured by continuous metal strips screwed to the underside of the steel frame. I had them add two cross braces screwed to the side frame flanges using 2"x 2" x 6' galvanized steel angles I got at Home Depot. That solved the sagging that occurred in the middle. I believe that the wind pressure underneath the unit flogged the black material until the front edge gave out and ripped away from the attaching screws. This section is located beneath the entry stair area.</span>
You don't have a pic do you? I think that will be my ultimate fix
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