Tips to make life in the Motorhome easier.

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  1. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    As we seem to have a fair new members was wondering of any tips we have learnt along the way.

    One of my pet hates is not having enough or even any hooks in the showers on some sites.... Solution a few plastic coated S HOOKS in the bottom of my shower bag, then just hook them over the door, sorted.

    Any more.
     
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  2. DeuceBG

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    Or these...:thumb:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16-SUCTIO...41136652640?pt=UK_Storage&hash=item20dc666960
     
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    Get a friend to hold the curtain:thumb:
     
  4. DeuceBG

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    We've taken to using Microfibre Bath Towels instead of conventional ones.
    They take up no more space than a dishcloth and work really well.
    They also take no time at all to dry out...:thumb:
     
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    You must have different microfibre towels than us,yes they are light and take up little room a dry quickly BUT the reason they dry quickly is they do not dry you !!!
     
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    It's much easier if you allow your wife to empty the toilet cassette for you whilst you start the engine ready for the off and warming up the van. This way a quick getaway is ensured. :thumb:

    Life is made much easier by getting your wife to clean the van on your last stay of your holiday. Then when you get home, all you need do is wash the van outside and your ready to go again :thumb:


    Dirty clothes? no chance! not in a motorhome, keep a set in the van for when your away. That way no need to repack your wardrobes every time and you can wear your underpants and knickers for much longer ensuring that there is less washing when you get home. :thumb:

    Never leave your sun awning out over night. It can be a horrible job for your wife to get up at 2 am to winde it back in in high winds. :thumb:


    Bubble wrap makes wonderful glass protectors when driving, wrap your glasses in bubble wrap and never hear them again, (also works on your wife) :thumb:
     
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    I never use other showers :thumb: only Robbie's :Cool:
     
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    Haganap........

    The expression "dead man walking" comes to mind......:Blush:
     
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    Same here I use one when I'm away in the tent and have to say its pretty useless and it wasn't a cheap one either its a Lifeventure one.
     
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    Haganap,

    You're a brave man, Paul.
    Stupid, but brave.:Rofl1:

    Respect.
     
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    At the risk of committing the sin of bring us back on topic, my suggestion would be to ensure you have separate shoes for inside the MH. A bit of breathable ground sheet outside the step completes it all and ensures the outside stays out and the inside stays dry and clean.
     
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    my mrs has discovered that if she buys waterproof knickers it saves lots of dirty washing. just run them under the fresh water tap, then give them a shake and put them back on. if youre really posh, then fart a couple of times and the warm air dries them quicker

    this is far better than previous ideas....like washing them in the van then running them up a flagpole to dry. last time she did this on a caravan club site, a light aircraft landed between the caravans. he mistook the knickers for a windsock and the rows of lights as a runway

    or the time we visited a launderette and one of her bra's jambed an industrial washing machine so badly there was so much smoke and burning rubber the fire brigade turned up

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    And get her to shower on the way to save party time when you get there.
     
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    Big one, we find going commando best, :RollEyes:
     
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    On the contrary ours work well.
    I guess there's varying qualities but these are great.
    They take a little getting used to because you feel like you're using a chamois leather instead of a towel but once you get over that they're good.
     
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    We use one of these wardrobe storage solutions from Ikea inside the wardrobe(uses half the width). I added two lengths of broad elastic threaded through slits I cut an inch in from the front of each shelf to keep things from falling out. Keep bike helmets/hi vis stuff/ pots and pans/ odds and sods and shoes/sandals in bottom shelf. http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/80245876/
     
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    We had our upholsterer cut circles out of a piece of foam which I then stuck into a cupboard area for holding glasses and cups in place.
    Can't fit the wife in it though....
     
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    Crikey, either Nikki is in a darkened room with no access to her/your laptop, or you are on the starting blocks of another (very fast and far away) run..... :Wink::Wink:
     
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    When having a big get together with other funsters make sure you get invited to someone else's van for the evening. You will then be able to walk back to your van leaving them the washing up and cleaning.:Rofl1:
     
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    Hooks for the shower?

    Micro fibre towels dry quicker and take less room?

    What are you all on about?

    My Top Tip.

    Stop washing (clothes or yourself) when motorhoming...

    Take a(some) can(s) of Tesco own brand deodorant.

    Sorted.


    JJ :Cool:
     
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