Cleaning your motorhome

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  1. Squeezy

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    This probably qualifies as the daftest question ever asked on the forum, but here goes. I live on a cul-de-sac which is quite narrow and made even narrower by the presence of parked cars. My drive will in no way accommodate the motorhome, which of course is kept in storage. I therefore have a problem washing my newly acquired pride and joy. What do other people on here do about keeping their motorhome clean?
     
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    Ours comes home and can be done on the drive, I am about half way through at the moment and my shoulder is killing me.

    Does your storage place have any way facility.

    Martin
     
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    There are some car wash places .. not drive though, such as Clean Park where you use the wash brushes and power wash .. ideal designed for washing vans, motorhomes etc

    nothing close to you ?
     
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    Fortunately my work place and were I store the MH has a garage type Jet Wash, so I can wash off the road grime and then hand wash the rest, then rinse the soap off again using the jet wash. Any garage facility should be able to do this as well. I do have to wash one side then turn it around though, but keeping ontop of the dirt is worth the little hastle.
    Many on here dont bother washing regularly, but it is all about personal choice.
     
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    Unfortunately there is no facility for washing at my storage place.
     
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    Thank you. Something I will investigate.
     
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    Ours is in storage and we use two large water container's. We take everything with us and generally have water left over. We use Fenick's as this can be used with cold water, though we always fill the containers with hot.
    The big down side is that the containers are very heavy, though only one way.
    Not managed to do the roof as yet.
     
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    Our local Tesco petrol station has a car wash facilitiy (not drive through). I have washed our motorhome there. You have to feed it with £1 coins and it costs around £8-£10 depending how dirty it is.
     
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    Do you have friends locally that have room on the drive or in the street? If so, pay them a visit and take a sponge and bucket. ;)
     
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    How about taking it back to the compound with a full water tank and connect a long hose to the shower outlet, the shower fittings are the same as thread as domestic ones. I wouldn't use a pressure washer on a motorhome.
     
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  11. Squeezy

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    I don't have any friends! ;) Or at least not locally with drives or streets that are wide enough.
     
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    We are in a similar situation to you in respect of cleaning the MH. We bought when it was on offer at GoOutdoors for £10 a 10litre hand pump pressure washer. It does not build up to a pressure which could cause any damage but is an easy way to rinse off wash water suds or apply liquid based polishes.
    Ian
     
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    when ours was in storage (first van PVC) we took it the the polish guys at the local garage where they set up car wash base, I must say they did do a good job of it - even the roof, all for a fiver too, it must be frustrating to be in the position your in, a little like having your hands tied
     
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    I was told by a caravan valet bloke never to pressure wash a caravan or Motorhome
     
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    come down our way.. there are a lot of free car washes ..

    the farmers are watering crops using these big sprinklers that spray all over the roads.. feel sorry for the bikers .. :LOL:

    Pressure washing coach-built paintwork can remove not only the graphics.. but the paint, it's only microns thick.. you can even polish it off if not careful ..:eek:

    I use a pressure washer, but only to wash down with a wide wand and not close enough to do damage..
     
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    We use a Karcher pressure washer - but only on the cab & wheels - the body is done by hand by the staff :)
     
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    No no no no and no These guys may know what they are doing with cars but are clueless when it comes to motorhomes. The power of their pressure washers is far too great for motorhomes. As Jim said the paint is very thin, along with graphics that will not withstand such abuse.
     
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    Our storage place has a really good wash bay.

    Still haven't cleaned it for a year though:whistle:

    I should add it is stored undercover though.
     
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    I saw a couple washing their motorhome in Tesco's petrol station - open plan facilities - extenable long brush
     
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    Why not use a dry wash plenty to choose from
     
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