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Old 11-16-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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Is your drive shaft rusty?

The drive shaft on our 2014 Greyhawk 31FK has a coating of rust along its entire length. Anyone else seeing this under a Greyhawk or Redhawk?

Is this something normal for the Ford E-450 drive train? Can or should it be lightly sanded and painted? Supposedly the Jayco motorhome drive shafts were balanced and I'd not want to upset that.

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Old 11-16-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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My wife thinks so....
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:24 AM   #3
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looks pretty bad, but pretty much normal for fords, check the rear cover on your rear axle its probably rusted also, this happens a lot when you own a boat, never caused a problem,if you are concerned check with a ford dealer there are millions of E450' s on the road they will know, or call driveline in las vegas they know all, actually we had them put an aluminum driveshaft in a 4X4, we still get rust in vegas anything made of iron rusts
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:29 AM   #4
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THS, you're a sick man! I like it. To the OP, rust on a steel driveshaft is completely normal, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:42 AM   #5
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X2 completely normal.
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Old 11-16-2014, 12:09 PM   #6
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X2 completely normal.
Especially since the chassis sit out in the rain before the house is added.
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THS, you're a sick man! I like it. To the OP, rust on a steel driveshaft is completely normal, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:36 PM   #8
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every single motorhome sitting on our sale lot, as well as every one that has passed thru my service bays -- has been pretty rusty on the frame and driveshaft. Every make and model (well every gasser anyway-the diesel pushers dont really have a driveshaft per se).
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:38 PM   #9
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Just don't let it get to far in the gutter! We do have rules here I hear.

It is normal for a driveshaft to be rusty. I have had 3 Ford trucks and they were all rusty.
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X2 - Yep, I double checked my AARP manual and it says that for people my age rust on the drive shaft is completely normal.
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