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Old 02-23-2012, 06:33 AM   #11
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Re: Under carriage care

Hi: Devil Dog... The drain holes are open (1/4"or less) holes. Not very many in the lowest areas, but enough to let out any condensation or overflow water. No amount of road spray can get in, but I wouldn't back your 17'er down a boat ramp to see if it'll float!!! Alf
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:56 AM   #12
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Alf - You must spend many hours when not out camping cleaning the Escape Hatch! That undercarriage is pristine. I bet not too many of us would dare show photos of that part of our anatomy...
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #13
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Hi: Eddys... Jenny; The best thing about molded fiberglass trailers and Escape trailers in particular is that you can use copious amounts of water from the garden hose or borrow a pressure washer from a neighbour to take care of the "Bare bottom".
I haven't taken to off roading with "Our Escape Hatch"... but we do have a 4X4 pickup now!!! Alf
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #14
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Re: Under carriage care

or borrow a pressure washer from a neighbour to take care of the "Bare bottom".

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Watch that pressure washer. If not used with care, it can blow gel-coat off the fiberglass mat. I know, cause I did it to a boat.

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Old 02-23-2012, 09:47 PM   #15
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Re: Under carriage care

Pressure washing on hi pressure will mess up the window seals if your not care full. A nice soft brush and a bucket of soapy water is the safest way to go. That suds and shine with the built in wax and clear-coat protector works for me.
But a hand wax in the fall is a must for that long term shine.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #16
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Hi: All... I've only done the pressure washer thing once. I know how much care is required with those blasters. I've also seen the damage that can be done to a gel-coat surface. The Trill. owner was so proud of getting the black mold off his trailer in prep. for selling it. Trouble was it needed painting to cover up the shaded areas!!! Alf
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