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    Posted: 17 Mar 2019 at 5:46pm
Hi there.
I will be picking up my new 2018 Rpod 190 in May. Since it was built in late 2017 it will have spent 2 Canadaian winters on dealers lot and I now have to decide if I want it undercoated. The dealer is suggesting that besides protecting against rust it is also good for rodent control. I realise this rubberised treatment will not protect against any rust already underway but I'm hoping this is minimal having little or no roadmiles on unit. Any thoughts and Thanks
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Just like in a car total waste of time. 
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There is nothing rodents enjoy more than chewing on plastic/rubbery stuff.  Just ask the folks who maintain subways how many times the rodents chew off the insulation to their signal wiring.  

There is another thread on this issue that you should take a look at.  If you do, you'll probably save a lot of money by foregoing the "treatment."  When you use the search function, you can set the date range.  For that thread, I think it was less than 6 months ago, but it could be a little longer.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote furpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Mar 2019 at 8:00am
No. It's just a money maker for the dealer. Touch up any rust spots you see on the frame each year. The rest of the bottom can't rust. It isn't a car or truck. The bottom is wood foam and a water proof fabric.
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I would ask a couple of questions. Todays materials are much better than what was used in past. Rust proofing or undercoating can be a good thing especially applied on untreated metal. Cars are different than RVs. Ask if the material is applied by a trained installer, what is the composition of the material and also ask if it comes with a warranty? I disagree about rodent control, I know I filled all the access spots under my pod and undercoating would not have done that. But it can be a benefit, on untreated metal.
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All of the access holes in out R-pod were filled with a black foam material when we picked it up. I'd assumed this was something Forrest River did. Was it, in fact, the dealer that did this for us?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote furpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Mar 2019 at 10:30am
Originally posted by GlueGuy

All of the access holes in out R-pod were filled with a black foam material when we picked it up. I'd assumed this was something Forrest River did. Was it, in fact, the dealer that did this for us?


No, FR did it.
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This what I figured. Thanks
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Thanks for your advice.
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Thanks and agree|
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