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Old 05-28-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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Cleaning the bottom of your airstream?

Lots of rain leading to muddy splash ups on the bottom of our airstream. How do you clean the bottom? I may be overdoing it. But it looks like the ground clearance could be tight from my perspective. Also do you walbenize the bottom?
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:31 PM   #2
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We have never done anything more than spray off Lucy's belly once in a great while. Waxing Lucy's belly would be quite a task.

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Old 05-28-2015, 02:42 PM   #3
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With a 2014, I could see someone asking a question like you just did. Most of us out here are not owners of such a newer AS. If I tried to Walbenize our baby's belly I am not sure if either of us would survive the deed. I have to remember, she is "30". There is a saying, if it ain't broke leave it alone!!
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:44 PM   #4
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New Lucy is a 2015, but I am not particularly concerned about her having a dirty belly.

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Old 05-28-2015, 02:48 PM   #5
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I spray anti-corrosive 1-2x per year on the belly of ours...that is all...
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:04 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. Whew! My wife would have scrubbing the belly pan.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:52 AM   #7
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I'm pretty meticulous in caring for our AS, but I've never washed the underside. We live in a pretty mild climate. If we traveled on roads in areas where sand or salt was used in the winter, I would probably give the underside a good rinsing now and then. To do that, I would use one of those long handled brushes that has a hose connection in the end of the handle. You could go around the perimeter of the trailer with the hose shooting water out of the brush upward onto the underside of the trailer. Let it dry thoroughly when you're done, and forget about polishing. But seriously, washing the underside is probably overkill.
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Owning AS trailers over 50yrs. have never washed under side or polished.
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A long handle bush is an easy way to clean it. Or a pressure washer with curved tip. Never a bad idea to take care of it. Don't bother being perfectionistic.
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Well.....in the winter time cleaning the underside of the trailer is important if traveling salt or chemical covered roads.You can use a garden hose with sprayer or a power washer. In warmer climates you would want to make sure you clean underneath to keep any build up of dirt or other road debris(oils,etc) depending on where you are traveling.Keep stabilizers clean and lubricated,check for any damage to underbelly or
Gas lines ,tank pans etc.
But wash and waxing for ascetics is not necessary.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:12 PM   #11
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Bottom clean

I am with Schu I hose the underside off as soon asap if I've been close to the beach. But waxing is not something I'm going to be doing. It's a good practice to take a look underneath for leaks I found a leak by sitting outside after a hard rainstorm water was coming from a belly pan seam, the factory had missed sealant along the back joint of the upper shell and the c channel under the lower belt line. Check to see any grease around the brake hub leaking, are any of the tanks leaking you get the picture. I do use a polish called Glare two to three times a year and I do polish the roof, an area some neglect but I feel it is very important area to keep up to prevent leaks. Rand
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