How often do you wash yours?

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  1. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    I can’t say that I am an enthusiastic motorhome washer.

    The last time we washed it was March this year.

    It needs a wash now but it feels a bit cold so it will probably be Next Spring when it next sees some attention.

    What about you?
     
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  2. DavidG58

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    we are blessed with an eastern European ex garage now car wash down the road, they turn down pressure and avoid all vents, £15 inc leather drying (y)(y) I know some will say I shouldn't, but without that mine would be as dirty as yours Chris :LOL::LOL:

    nobody has cleaned the roof though since I gave it half baked effort when nearly new to us

    seriously considering a full valet by one of our own on here at some point soon :)(y)

    edit - still only been done twice this year though before and after Norway (y)
     
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    Whenever it really needs it. Don't believe in weekly or fortnightly cleaning for example.

    Looking a little untidy now as last driven it was hissing down. We are due to part ex in a couple of weeks. If the forecast is good for handover day I will give it a good clean if rainy I will leave it as, after an 80 mile trip, it will be mucky again.

    However, the inside has been emptied, vacuumed and polished until it shines.(y)
     
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    I try and clean it after every trip and the roof three times a year. But I am lucky as i have the motorhome on my drive plus the car gets a wash as well
     
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    Depends how much it's been used. As for the van ...
     
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    I do 2 proper washes a year but do a quick one at the storage place when it needs it (y) could you not send the wife out to do it and you can stand inside with a beer pointing at bits she has missed:D
     
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    Just done mine for the 3rd time this year and the roof for the 2nd time.
     
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    Once a year maybe.

    It’s dirty now but it can stay dirty until the weather is warmer.
     
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    Ours is stored under cover so it’s dusty rather than dirty really
     
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    wash, probably 6-8 times a year roof always washed at same time, polished again including roof 1-2 times a year although the weather has been against me this year so only been polished once so far.:blusher:
     
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    Ours needs washing but neither of us are able to get on to the roof to clean ours after all four months on the roads of France and Spain
     
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    We have been motorhomers for 6 years, having had our first one for 5 and 1/2 years and our present one for 6 months. Asked the dealer to wash the first one when doing the annual habitation service, although I did occasionally wash the cab part in addition. Our new one hasn’t been washed yet but you are making me feel guilty, so I will look out my bucket and sponge in early Spring. Possibly.
     
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    Mums out with the sponge as soon as she sees it getting dirty and especially before it goes off somewhere.

    I must admit she does do a lovely job
     
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    Me never but Rob does after every trip.
    I hate to see black marks so I do go out with Black streak remover and have a go sometimes . It’s a blue job !:LOL:
     
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    Black marks don’t bother me I must admit
     
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    I think it makes the van look shabby!! And uncared for !!
     
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    I don't wash mine as often this last two weeks, the shower is broken and the water is freezing. :(

    Sandra, can I borrow your mum with regards to my van though. ;)
     
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    I like black streaks.

    Stop being racist. You wouldn’t complain about white streaks I bet:rolleyes::)
     
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    Ooh la la Joy!!!
     
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    Oh Chris go and .... yourself!!!
    White streaks don’t show up on a white van!!!
     
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