Karcher window vacuums for windscreen?

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    We had a tip from a non moho-er to use the Karcher window vacuum tool for clearing the windscreen of condensation in the mornings. (It sucks up the water)
    Does anyone use this and can recommend it?
    It's not cheap at around £60 on eBay so hesitating to buy it without reviews from here.
    Even if we wipe it with a towel it's still annoying to the vision for hours when driving as it doesn't dry well.
    (And yes we do ventilate the van at night!)
     
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    We've used one at home during the winter for years, occasionally taken it with us in the MH. Recommended (y)
     
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    Same here...(y)
     
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  4. Jac Sprat

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    I didn't realise they'd been around for years
    Thought they were a new product.
    Are they more a window cleaner than water remover?
     
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    Lots of people use them highly recommended.

    I have a Lidl copy which work fine but I very rarely need to use it.

    Martin
     
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    Used it in the van for years. Make sure you get the latest model as its had a modification to prevent water blowing back when used at an angle :)

    Got mine for £29 on fleabay. I've also seen lots of bargains with it, Tesco are doing one at the moment for around the £38 mark and Robert Direarse have them on offer too :)

    It's been invaluable and everyone should be using one if they've got even the slightest hint of condensation :)
     
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    I dont know what they were originally designed for bur certainly get used for both.

    Martin
     
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    We use one for removing condensation off the windscreen on our A class - job done in less than 30 seconds !

    Best of all we use a steam mop to clean the inside of the windscreen too. and remove any dirty residue with the window vac - no smears!
     
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    We use ours just for removing water
     
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    We use the silver screen throughout the year, so don't have condensation. Even when we had the other MH with 3 kids and 2 dogs as well as us two , we never got any.
     
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    Have used one at home for window cleaning for last 2 years and it works well to remove water after washing. Recently used on Motorhome to clear condensation in mornings ( we use silver screen by preference unless on an aire and wanting easy getaway if needed) and worked well. Need to watch if clearing bottom of screen as you need to use the Karcher sideways to reach and water can run out of the head back on your dash.
    Cheers
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    We have a spray/fabric bar thingy with ours that we use to clean the Windows first and then use the window vac to suck it off. If there is condensation then a quick suck and the job is done.....
     
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    Didn't do them when we bought ours. It was one of Alan's better TV shopping channel purchase ::bigsmile:
     
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    Been using ours for a couple of years now, it is definitely recommended. They are also extremely handy to clean up the bathroom after you've have a shower, you don't get streaks on the plastic :D
     
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    I haven't got room for all these gadgets,,,afraid kitchen roll is our lot...BUSBY:):)
     
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    The steam mop is at home and used between trips
    The window vac is small and lives in the bottom of my wardrobe
     
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    Brilliant piece of kit, especially if you have a large A class window.
    Phil
     
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    Thats where i keep my wine,,,BUSBY:D:D:D
     
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    We bought a copy at Newark show for £20 works perfect in home and van
     
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    The Range do a version which is cheaper.
    Interesting to hear there is a kartcher version that doesn't spray water out when tipped on its side, that would be worth paying the extra for. There was a thread on here discussing kartcher dypers for this :eek:
     
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