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Old 01-19-2016, 08:56 AM   #1
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New Unit Sawdust on Bed

Anyone else have this happen while traveling? It's a new Coachmen 320BHDSLE. It's near the headboard side of the bed.

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Old 01-19-2016, 08:59 AM   #2
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It took several road trips before the sawdust stopped falling out of our light fixtures, ac vents, etc.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:04 AM   #3
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Production line build. They don't have vacuums at every station.

Not sayin it's right, just sayin.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:05 AM   #4
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In addition to sawdust, Styrofoam beads never stop blowing out of the air conditioner ducts, at least in the Rockwoods that I've owned. The ducts are just channels cut through the foam.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:24 AM   #5
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Normal. Even if they wanted to get all of the sawdust out of one after the build they couldn't. It gets buried in the ceiling and down in vents and then miraculously reappears as you travel.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:26 AM   #6
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With the low gas prices and some glimmer of hope in the economy, the RV industry is booming right now. Manufacturers are selling units as fast as they can build them. Attention to detail ( such as vacuuming up sawdust and cutting nice holes) is lacking, however this is no different than in home construction except your home does not travel down bumpy roads at 60MPH. It is very rare to see a contractor cut a clean properly shaped hole for electrical or plumbing installations and clean up the debris inside the wall. Trim is a huge time saver. As you perform maintenance ( winterizing) or other tasks on your RV you will continue to find examples of this lack of attention. In most all cases it is a nuisance and will not impact the operation of your unit. Not saying it is right, but is part of owning an RV today.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:45 AM   #7
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That's what I was thinking. Thanks!!
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:48 AM   #8
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One thing I noticed on our Georgetown when we bought it, was that the dealer did vacuum inside all the cabinets and behind draws and such. I could not find any construction debris. I'm sure if I pulled screws and removed panels, I could find some, but they did a pretty thorough job, and I was impressed. I did have a little dust come from the dash a/c vents, but that was it.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:54 AM   #9
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Yup, we had that too in our Wildcat Sterling. Remove the light fixture and any electrical plate above the bed and vacuum it out. You will be surprised how much comes out. My wife throws a sheet over the bed and shakes it out upon arrival.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:55 AM   #10
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Yip. It's a mess in there!
Notice the perfectly cut holes, and the attention to detail, when running the wiring?

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Old 01-19-2016, 10:10 AM   #11
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I could have build another trailer with all the wood and screws I found behind my cabinets and drawers... Two years later and stuff is still coming out from under places!
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Had a problem with that in our Cardinal plus behind the cabinets it looked like they just used a claw hammer to make a hole when they needed one. Have not found that with the Georgetown. It appears they took a little more time and tried to do thing right with the motorhome.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:34 PM   #13
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My wife and I said that when the Styrofoam beads stop coming out of places, it will be time to get a new trailer. In spring it will be the start of our 4th season, might be a long wait.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:55 PM   #14
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I can't figure out where all of the screws keep coming from. I find them in the bed, next to the RV and there was even one in the shower! Where do they come from?

The sawdust over the bed only went away after I used a shop vac in the cabinets and smacked it at the same time. I opened some panels and found the pieces from the cutouts hidden away in each compartment. I think this is standard practice for most
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Common in all makes & brand or RVs
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I removed all the overhead lights, ceiling vent trim pieces and A/C ducts then used cold weather tape (silver residential duct tape) to seal all gaps where the sawdust and metal shavings were dropping from. Don't forget the skylight in the shower.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:29 PM   #18
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No, we find very little sawdust in ours.

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Welcome to a new coach?

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Anyone else have this happen while traveling? It's a new Coachmen 320BHDSLE. It's near the headboard side of the bed.

This is a very normal, it is thinhs like this that i feel more people NEED to go to the factory (any factory) and really see how all these things are built!

I feel a number of questions and issue that to me seem very simple to me would them not be such a big deal to others.

Sorry for making it sound this way but with so many newbies coming on board with camping/ campers that have never owned or spent a good amount of time doing this type of living and have questions and issues that are not really a big deal in the big picture of things.

Again sorry if i seem mad or insulting (not my intention) but in the end Happy Camping
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:59 PM   #20
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A little saw dust is no big deal go in a restaurant's kitchen & see how your food is cooked you will never eat out again, or how your food is processed you will want to stop eating............ sorry........
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