Posts Tagged "Maintenance"

Removing window scratches

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Removing window scratches

Modern caravan and motorhome windows are made from acrylic. Which means they are light, can be made into any shape, have great thermal properties and can be tinted for improved privacy. Yeah, acrylic windows are great. Another thing they are great for is getting scratched. They are easily scuffed by overhanging vegetation on B roads, can be easily marked by rouge awning poles or scratched by incorrect cleaning practices. They are so prone to being scratched that there is an entire industry geared up to removing scratches from windows. This can be in the form of products, equipment or...

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Bosch Fontus Pressure Washer

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

Bosch Fontus Pressure Washer

One of our very first videos showed how we clean the caravan. In that video I showed how we use some pump-up garden sprayers at the storage yard. At that time, we had no running water at the caravan, so we literally washed the caravan with liquid and equipment bought in from home. One of the first bits of top advice we shared was don’t use a pressure washer on a caravan. But, there is always a “however” and in this video I discuss pressure washers and caravans and give some top tips and advice on using a pressure washer with a caravan.       For me a pressure washer conjures...

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Diamondbrite Leisure review

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Featured, Reviews | 2 comments

Diamondbrite Leisure review

Up until now we have had a straightforward cleaning process on the outside of our caravan. Using techniques borrowed from the automotive industry and products designed specifically for the leisure industry we developed a regime that worked well.     We started with a snow foam, then a rinse, then a wash, then a rinse and then wipe down before some wax was applied and a final buff. It always made the caravan, bright and shiny, and for our Lunar that was a few years old, it always restored a youthful look to its exterior. It did however take some time to achieve a good result and was...

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Caravan Cleaning with Mellerud

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

Caravan Cleaning with Mellerud

Cleaning the caravan. You either love it or hate it. For me it’s a great time to unwind, care for the caravan and get it ready for the next adventure. In general, I find it quite cathartic. One thing I do not enjoy however is those pesky black streaks. They are every caravanners worst nightmare. The black streaks are formed from the rubber seals around windows, roof lights and other seals around the exterior of the caravan. As sunlight degrades the very top layer of rubber (exactly what its supposed to do, otherwise it will crack and perish) it creates a loose layer of material that can be...

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Caravan Servicing

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Featured, Technical | 1 comment

Caravan Servicing

A caravan should be serviced at least once a year. But what actually happens in a caravan service ? With a car its fairly obvious. Fluids are changed, the filters are replaced and that annoying service indicator is reset. But in a caravan it is not so obvious. Recently we took our caravan in for its annual service. We visited Swindon Caravan group who have always serviced our caravan. This time however, I was able to film the whole process, ask questions and follow the caravan from the moment of booking in to the caravan being ready. Whilst there I was also able to spend some time with John...

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