[QUOTE=TorchRozee;2523715]I’m seeking info from those who travel dirt roads with their Airstream.
We travel on some minor to major dusty roads in the Rockies.
The Number ONE Dust inhaling location is: Under the Refrigerator cabinet opening. I had this issue with the 23 foot and also the 25 foot. Sometimes one area sucks more dust and you WILL find it when you stop and have to clean the dust off the floor.
On the interior floor, under the Dometic Refrigerator, is the vent outside, necessary to draw air and keep the system running smoothly. In the process, this area is a vacuum cleaner and the interior of your Airstream is the... BAG. Although not disposal.
I have minimized the dust coming through this area, which we estimate 80% of total dust coming into the trailer. I have stuffed fiber glass insulation in many other areas (fender well areas that are accessible from the interior) and had stuffed fiber glass insulation through the small opening in the storage compartment of our 27 foot International Front Bed.
There is a thin piece of plywood? that is screwed to the back of the space, with several inches at the top that is open to the interior, below the Dometic Refer. In the next few days I am going to get to this piece of plywood, rather flimsy and thin... and remove it to see what is 'behind the curtain'. I was going to use Gorilla Tape to tape this area seal this opening... but curious as to what is in there. Over the fender well, as well.
Our 2006 23 foot Safari sucked dust from the fender wells in large amounts. My wife says inches of dust on the floor between the fender wells. We had Warranty Work done at Jackson Center... they found the Fender Wells were not sealed properly and trimmed, refitted, riveted and sealed the two fender wells. Took care of 90% of the dust. It really messes up your vacation cleaning the entire interior... so I know what you are thinking.
Stuffing fiber glass insulation, removed from the paper does work. This time I need to really.... really... get to solving our major dust inhaler. Possibly someone else has had the "Refer Sucking Dust over Fender Well Outside Vented Aluminum Door".
I may pull out ALL the Fiber Glass Insulation to check dust sources and reinstall. Wear a face mask to not inhale fiber glass or dust. Just a bit better than the Covid mask, gloves to protect hands and long sleeve shirt. Put all into a garbage bad and replace with clean fiber glass... if you have tried the fiber glass insulation method.
I would estimated that 70% of Airstream Owners DO NOT travel long stretches of Dusty Roads to go camping. We travel a lot into the Dusty Mountains of the western USA aka, Rocky Mountains. The view is wonderful. Sucking dust... is not.
If you are finding Light Dust within the Interior. Lucky You! Just look for the where it is coming from and use your imagination.