Entry procedure

Sep 3, 2019
2
0
Funster No
63,796
MH
Benimar tessoro 463
Exp
Since 2019
We have had our new motorhome for a couple of months, and had 6 trips. Each trip it has been chucking it down with rain, so we’ve never bothered deploying the wind out awning.
So here is the question-what is your procedure for entering the motorhome when it’s chucking it down with rain....challenge of removing foot wear, where do you store your soaking wet foot wear, not walking mud into the new shiny motorhome. All of this when you have a wife and a child you are trying to keep dry and happy.

any ideas or experiences shared would be most welcome.
 
Jun 8, 2019
912
2,001
Bexley Kent
Funster No
61,505
MH
Autocruise starlet 2
Exp
Newbie
We have a folding storage crate, everything wet goes in that then push it underneath the van. Also use it to take the washing up to the ablution block wash the lot. Saves space. Use Cheap Crock’s
 
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Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
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24,785
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
Take the carpets out then it's easy to wipe the floor, or do what we did made loose fit carpets from Marvel Mats and throw them in the washing machine after a trip.
We bought our Motorhome to use so thats what do, not going to take my shoes off every time I go in it.

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JockandRita

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Aug 2, 2007
8,087
40,338
Lincs/Cambs border
Funster No
49
MH
A Class Hymer E690
Exp
Since May 05 (Ex Tuggers).
not going to take my shoes off every time I go in it.
You would if coming in to ours Lenny. ;)

Ewor. As suggested above, machine washable rubber or plastic backed loose mats just inside the door, where everyone can come in out of the rain, and take off there wet/muddy shoes.

Cheers,

Jock. :)
 
Oct 18, 2017
504
1,188
Funster No
51,006
MH
Hymer Ayers Rock
Exp
Very little
We have had our new motorhome for a couple of months, and had 6 trips. Each trip it has been chucking it down with rain, so we’ve never bothered deploying the wind out awning.
So here is the question-what is your procedure for entering the motorhome when it’s chucking it down with rain....challenge of removing foot wear, where do you store your soaking wet foot wear, not walking mud into the new shiny motorhome. All of this when you have a wife and a child you are trying to keep dry and happy.

any ideas or experiences shared would be most welcome.
No carpets in our van, but having dogs it becomes an exercise in quick drying, luckily both of them love a rub down and have been known to try and get into the towel that the other is being dried with! Doesn't matter if the floor gets a bit mucky, a wipe with a wet cloth or use a brush later, wet coats hung up in the shower and wet boots/shoes into a box under the bed.
 
Oct 6, 2016
284
512
Pembrokeshire
Funster No
45,470
MH
Chasson 510
Exp
2016
Brolly in door helps, large mat and towels, big shower to hang wet stuff in.

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Dec 6, 2011
4,905
5,306
South Wales
Funster No
19,136
MH
Coach built Adria
Exp
Since 2007
we place 2 dogs towels on the floor immediately inside the door 9 assuming there is a large risk of getting wet when we go out ; 1 for the dog and 1 for us to stand on as we get in the van.

plastic mat in the shower to put wet boots on and IKEA suction hangers on the shower wall for wet jackets; put towels in reusable plastic bag ready for drying.

put the coffee on :xThumb:
 
Jul 6, 2016
811
435
West Sussex
Funster No
43,954
MH
Carthago Chic A class
Exp
Since 1990
During light rain we extend the awning by approx half a metre and attach the poles to clips on the side of the van. This gives some protection on entry to get wet clothing off and stored. Although we have fitted carpets, a small loose matt at entry helps getting muddy shoes off. We avoid having carpets in the cab so that provides another access point for sorting muddy footware.

In warmer climes, when it's raining, we leave the hab door open, protected by the partially extended awning.
 
Dec 24, 2014
1,730
4,020
Hurstpierpoint. West Sussex
Funster No
34,553
MH
Compass Navigator
Exp
Since 1999
We bought our Motorhome to use so thats what we do, not going to take my shoes off every time I go in it.
Me neither. It's only mud, not engine oil or paint and it brushes off when dry. Wet clothing is hung in the shower. I don't see the m/h as an investment or an asset so I'm not concerned with trying to protect its resale value any more than I would my dish washer, my lawn mower, or my car or motorbikes. It's just a tool; transport for adventures. When I change it it'll be worth whatever it will be worth. What's the worst that can happen to it..........?
Each trip it has been chucking it down with rain, so we’ve never bothered deploying the wind out awning.
Simple answer: You should bother, even just halfway out. It only takes 30 seconds. You're going to get wet anyway when you go out. :rolleyes:

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