Condensation on the windscreen

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  1. Hotelman

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    What is the best way of removing the condensation from the windscreen of the van ?.
    We have the concertina blinds that we fasten on to the front windows, and each morning, especially at this time of the year.

    I am one of those people that doesn't like to touch the inside of the windscreen
     
  2. DanielFord

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    2 options, one cheap, one expensive.
    Option 1, a chamois leather (or synthetic equivalent)
    Option 2, a karcher window vacuum.

    Option 2 is what we use, of course I believe that the external blinds stop the condensation in the first place.
     
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    http://www.karcher.co.uk/uk/Products/Home__Garden/Window_Vac.htm

    we bought one of these following recommendation on here a few months ago, very good, amazing how much liquid you remove

    we have a deep A class windscreen and cant get right to the bottom, but does a great job on 90% of the screen


    edit - beaten to it again
     
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    Yep another one for the karcher(y) You can get a wider blade though which I think we need to invest in.
     
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    not so sure it is much better, we have the long blade, when there is a lot of condensation some of it runs down, going to try our as yet unused short blade this weekend, will report back (y)
     
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    Ok, will be interested to see how you go, I'm sure Geraldine described a very good technique a few weeks ago but I can't remember which thread it was on:D Being nosey - going somewhere nice? Sorry, hijacking again:whistle:
     
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    Karcher - Excellent.

    I try to do the bottom nearest the dashboard first while its empty
     
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    That's a great tip, why is only that obvious now I see it written down

    I have squirted out most of what I have collected on a couple of occasions

    Already more careful, but will apply this logic next time

    Thanks
     
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    Silver screens / External insulated screens will stop that problem..
    Ideal if parked at a campsite or rally...

    When using one night stops like on Aires I tend not to use them, simply because if there are any issues or we feel unsafe we can drive away..

    Seen lots of people, especially those with large A CLASS vans use a Karcher...
     
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    Try not breathing at night.
    If this does not work use a large microfibre cloth, it works for us and we have a huge windscreen.
    Phil
     
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    What I particularly like about the Karcher over a cloth is that the water is just poured away, down the drain, or outside on the grass, and you don't have the damp cloth to then dry out again if its pouring with rain outside. :)
     
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    Plus one for the Karcher.........

    Works incredibly well. Don't use the silver screens when the van is in the drive but as above, when on a campsite we also put up the silver screen which prevents the condensation in the first place.
     
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    We use a PROPER microfibre cloth. ;)
    Hard to get in the UK though.. Just about every so called Microfibre cloth product I have seen in and around the UK for the past 5 years or so are just knock offs**
    The proper ones are made by a firm in the US of A called Sonny's (https://www.sonnysdirect.com/mainse...f?wec-appid=Sonnys_Java_Shop&wec-locale=en_US )

    I used to sell them on the web site and still have a pack of them :)


    **
    I often grin when I read stuff like 'I bought a pack of the cloths and do not understand what all the fuss is about, they are not very good'
    Then you find out they paid less than a fiver for a pack of several of them, and expect the things to be as good as the genuine article !!
    The real ones retail at anywhere from £4.00 to £8.50 each..
     
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    Karcher out of stock in several places
     
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    External screens stop all condensation dead. We have a massive A class windscreen and use the external screens from October onwards even on Aires. Hate to think how much damage all that water is causing rather not have it in the first place. Doesn't matter how you mop it up some always gets through.
     
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    Have you tried Asda, ours was a good price from there a couple of months ago?(y)
     
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    They are just the retail ones Bobby.. sold to the shmucks mate
    The real ones are not available unless you have a trade account and or use one of their autowash machines :)
     
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    Thanks Debs, I'll have a look
     
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    Agree with everything said about the Karcher but if you want something cheaper The valet ing towel from http://spautopia.co.uk/exterior-car-care/washing-and-drying is absolutely great at mopping up the outside of my A class Hymer when I wash it. Can usually do the whole van dry with just one wringing out of the towel. Would do the condensation on the windscreen easily.

    Mike
     
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