Advises RV Owners to Avoid Deicer Corrosion

Share Article advises RV owners of the dangers of letting deicer corrosion build up on the undercarriage of their motorhomes, and offers some advice on what to do to prevent it.

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Corrosion from ice and snow preventative can be a real problem for RV owners., the number one RV purchaser in the nation, strongly advises RV owners to take precautionary measures against rust damage to the underside of their motorhomes. Whether the RV owner plans on selling an RV on consignment, or keeping it to use for themselves, this measure is important.

Over the last two decades, rust damage has eventually slowed down, and not many rusty bumpers and fenders are seen anymore. This is because the recreational vehicle manufacturing process has greatly improved. The finish on the vehicles have been strengthened to the point that rust on vehicles has almost become a thing of the past. However, rust damage is not extinct! It can still be a big problem if you don't take care of it before it happens.

The manufacturing process of motorhomes has changed, but so has the manner in which towns and municipalities in the cold country are keeping their roadways free of ice and snow. There has been a recent resurgence of the rust problems, and it is due to these new deicing procedures.

In days gone by, sodium chloride, more commonly known as road salt, was used to keep snow and ice off of the roads. Now, however, more cities are using Calcium chloride or Magnesium chloride, which both prevent ice from forming on roadways. This is good news for the roadways, but not so good for the vehicles that pass over them. Vehicles that have an undercarriage 43" or lower can experience deicer splash back, which causes these chemicals to adhere to your vehicle.

According to Editor Tom Gelinas of Fleet Equipment Magazine, “The downsides to the use of magnesium chloride and calcium chloride as de-icing agents are serious in terms of the potential increase in maintenance time and costs required to address corrosion. State and local agencies often apply these chemicals prior to any snowfall, increasing the likelihood and degree of exposure to trucks and trailers. These materials are especially destructive because of their ability to cling to the underbody of a vehicle and re-crystallize as they slowly dry out…It is estimated that the costs associated with corrosion caused by anti-icing chemicals have increased more than tenfold in recent years.”

This corrosion can lead to serious problems for your recreational vehicle. It can corrode, amongst other things, brake lines, gas lines, suspension components and exposed wiring.

Gerard Pedata of said, “Corrosion from ice and snow preventative can be a real problem for RV owners, and can even put their safety at risk. We would highly encourage our community of RV owners to wash the undercarriage of their vehicles frequently during the winter months, or better yet, have the underside of their RVs rust proofed."

There are a number of quality products on the market that provide long lasting protection for your RV from the corrosive effects of the deicers used today. Your safety is first priority, and if you are considering selling your used motorhome, you would be wise to keep your coach free of rust and corrosion.

If you choose not to deal with the problems of having and maintaining a motorhome, contact it is a website run by one of the largest RV buyers in the country devoted to one thing: purchasing used Class A, Class B, Class C, and Diesel Pushers quickly and efficiently. All an RV seller must do is let them know that they are ready to sell their 2002 model (or newer) and SellMyRVToday will do the rest. They will present a fair offer, and if the seller accepts it, they will go wherever the RV is located, whether in the U.S. or Canada, to deliver certified funds and drive the unit away.

For more information on, or current trends in the RV industry visit the website or call Gerard Pedata.

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