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If it needs cleaning and I can reach wipe with sponge and water.

The problem is the windscreen top and luton, for us height impaired types on which I have an extending pole/handle on which fits either a brush or sponge

The roof gets two or three washes a year at most!!

Inside - hand brush
 

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quite a few of the larger sites in our more enlightened neighbouring countries - ie france, Germany, etc have cleaning spots near the Mh water point. [actually have seen them in uk as well]
the only problem is timing it cos it takes longer to wash van than it does to empty waste, loo and then refill. so you could either create a long queue or get stuck in one

you're not getting cold feet are you ?????? :brave:

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won't that take some of the fun out of it - you know spontaneity and all that.

I reckon you'll have forgotten what it was like not to be travelling in a couple of weeks and it'll all be second nature. :wav:

:alien: I am just so jealous, :blob: I am green as these guys
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Keep the mud on - It looks like you've been somewere

"Oh and that mud splash we picked up in the Alps"

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apasher said:
Keep the mud on - It looks like you've been somewere

"Oh and that mud splash we picked up in the Alps"

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Like it, the ultimate in one-up-man-ship :laughing9: :happy8:
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cleaning on long trips...NO WAY

Just thought I would mention that it is now illigal to hold a phone whilst driving so I think that cleaning the sides of your motorhome whilst on extended travelling trips might just catch the attention of any passing police.Would you steer with your feet whilst using a long brush on the sides :wink: ..Let me know as I have this rather strange image in my head now :D :D simon
 

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Cleaning exterior of Motorhome...

Reading the thread and the comments, what special tips has anybody got for removing the horrible black streaks down the bodywork. I personally use MER and wax (if thats the right word) a couple of times a year, I find it comes off but another rainy day and back to the streaky finish. Is there a secret to eliminating altogether or reducing them :?:
 

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Re: Cleaning exterior of Motorhome...

malc said:
Reading the thread and the comments, what special tips has anybody got for removing the horrible black streaks down the bodywork. I personally use MER and wax (if thats the right word) a couple of times a year, I find it comes off but another rainy day and back to the streaky finish. Is there a secret to eliminating altogether or reducing them :?:
Try Mr Sheen or similar furniture polish.
Quick spray, leave a few seconds and rub off. Works for us.

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Re: Cleaning exterior of Motorhome...

malc said:
Reading the thread and the comments, what special tips has anybody got for removing the horrible black streaks down the bodywork. I personally use MER and wax (if thats the right word) a couple of times a year, I find it comes off but another rainy day and back to the streaky finish. Is there a secret to eliminating altogether or reducing them :?:
Hello Malc

I wish. if you do find the eliminating solution do share with wont you.

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cleaning motorhomes

France is well supplied with commercial car wash facilities, & not usually part of a petrol station, also associated with supermarkets. These have power washers etc. alot of them seem large enough to cope with a European motor home. Eg there is one by the petrol station at the Auchan in Boulogne just off the autoroute, one in the grounds of the Leclerc supermarket in Neufchatel sur Bray (between Boulogne & Rouen) . This last is also a good overnight stop(the supermarket carpark) - I use it every year returning from Le Mans, & at other times. It is quiet & undisturbed, & handy for breakfast croissants, although there is a better artisan bakery up the hill in the town.
 

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if you have a ladder and rooffack fitted do as i do, whislt driving on a long straight get the other half to fill a bucket with warm water long handled brush and sponge on entering straight road get them to open rear window climb onto ladder bucket in one hand brush in mouth then climb onto roof and clean sides please be considerate to them and reduce speed or the bucket will be blown off before they finish job, and if you turn corners to fast then you might end up looking for a new partner.
 

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...similar to calypso really. I volunteer my daughter to go on the roof to give it a good wash and polish :D - while it is in the drive. I have found that if the roof is kept clean it seems to cut down on the black streaks. When and if the streaks do appear don't leave them for long before washing off with, in my case, MER shampoo. :)
 

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My entertainment was curtailed when chap opposite changed his van to a Rienza. His previous van a Ravenna used to hold about 10 or so gallons of water on the roof, driving forward and backward after a storm was an easy way of cleaning! The Rienza has a flatter roof so it doesnt work
 

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dodger148 said:
My entertainment was curtailed when chap opposite changed his van to a Rienza. His previous van a Ravenna used to hold about 10 or so gallons of water on the roof, driving forward and backward after a storm was an easy way of cleaning! The Rienza has a flatter roof so it doesnt work
Hello

Wonder if he knew about that. I wouldnt like to have been standing where that lot floated off the roof.

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