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Old 07-25-2016, 11:11 AM   #1
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How long did your belly storage compartments last?

2008 Classic, washed and waxed (belly compartments washed, not waxed) regularly. Noted both the storage and water compartments were rapidly deteriorating. Looks like powder coated steel.

Pulled them off, and refinished with some rust converter and matching pewter color. Never liked the white under there.

If I'd known what a PITA the water connections were going to be, I'd have just sprang for the stainless stuff Airstream sells, as a permanent repair.
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:16 AM   #2
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Mine were pretty rusty after 4 years. I removed and repainted 6 years ago, and they are starting to deteriorate again. Next time they get stainless....probably in the next year or two. Yes, the water compartment is like a Chinese puzzle to disassemble and re-assemble.
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:23 AM   #3
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The other thing I noticed while down there was the fresh water connection inlet screen. Totally gunked up. I stopped using an external water filter about 4 years ago... might have contributed to it...

CLR and a toothbrush did the trick.
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