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Old 01-19-2016, 07:56 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, 07:59 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, 08:04 AM   #3
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Production line build. They don't have vacuums at every station.

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Old 01-19-2016, 08:05 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, 08:24 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, 08:26 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, 08:45 AM   #7
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That's what I was thinking. Thanks!!
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:48 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, 08:54 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, 08:55 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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