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Salted Roads in New Hampshire

Discussion in 'North East' started by 757 Taco, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Jan 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    757 Taco

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    I just graduated cg basic and got orders to the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance, a 210' cutter based out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Im born and raised in SE Virginia and not really used to the effects of salted roads in the NE. How worried should I be about it? Im pretty good about getting under the truck and spraying it down just not sure if thats gonna cut it up there. Any advice?
     
  2. Jan 7, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    I have lived here for more than 40+ years and if you "keep up" with them,any vehicle will last...Car washes are a-plenty and you have a few GREAT ones over off from Islington Street....near the malls...

    Yes , TOYOTA has been "Nailed" for frame rot BUT everything will turn to "Junk" if not protected...not just Yota's...ask my Jeep friends :p :D

    Hell ,man you "Live & work" on the salt water...you don't take care of that boat...where you going ??? ;)

    Welcome to TW and NH...just up the road in Dover...

    Thank you for serving and protecting US.A.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    Thanks for the advice. Anyone else have input
     
  4. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    just wash it regularly and you will be fine... been in NE snow country my whole life and none of my stuff rusts when I own it... it is all about maintenance... welcome to the area! if you can park in a garage all the better!
     
  5. Jan 7, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    good to know. doesnt seem as bad as i thought as long as you take care of it which im good at
     
  6. Jan 7, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    yeah - I always try to run it thru a wash after a storm - after the roads are clear and dry... get the salt off vs let it sit there... same idea as bird poop to me...
     
  7. Jan 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    Lived in NH all my life: The most important part of washing in the winter is the underbody wash. If automatic, pick the cheapest with the underbody wash but you will be better served to show up with a handful of quarters and do it yourself.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    Thanks for all the help guys. I'm not quite as worried about it anymore. I'm super picky when it comes to cleaning the truck so I should be alright
     
  9. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    If you can coat your frame with a protectant before the rust starts, you will be better off. Otherwise, just keep up with car washes and touch up the frame when you to see rust start to form and you'll be good to go. That being said, the road salt will also work it's way into everything else, like the rear drums, it will cause some exposed bolts to rust in place so you just need to be mindful of that.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    for under the truck washing in winter time use one of these

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  11. Jan 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    yes underwash alone should do it, and if in 4 years you still have the rig, inspect
    for problem areas underneath (there should not be any flaking, just areas you
    know have more rust than other areas) and then attack with the cleaning and
    coating with por15 the rust-proofing goop for real....

    FWIW...I have a 1999 4runner LTD I have owned since new in 98, kept in Maine, NH, and Mass, >200,000 miles,
    and have absolutely -never washed it- and it's role was a snowbank smasher...so I have
    packed more rust causing crud up in there and let it fester than most peeps....

    and only now in 2013 do I worry about the pumpkin rust or frame rust. swaybar endlinks have come and gone,
    I am on my 4th set of 4...rear shock tops rusted off twice now (it is a design feature of 4runners, the shock top
    sits in a cup which holds water) My tow hitch bottom is rusted clean out, but the frame is OK, and axle and
    pumpkin...well...it shows flaking now...time is getting near the end for this thing...but i beat the hell out of it

    anyhow, this is with 14 years of abuse. you will be OK to simply hose it down...I never did :D
     
  12. Feb 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    First post...you've nothing to worry about if you take it through a car wash once a month or so. Once a month for my vehicles is the norm and I've lived in NH my whole life (I'm in my late 40s).

    For reference - I just bought a 2013 Tacoma and just got rid of a 1991 Toyota Pickup (no models then). 22 years old with 244,000 miles on it and never garaged. The frame was still in great shape. Sure it showed signs of rust but guess what? I donated that and another vehicle (2001 SAAB 95 with 209,000 miles + brand new tires) to NHPR and at auction the SAAB didn't sell but my truck did, for $1250. You'll be fine!
     
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    Thanks for your help!
     
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