Monday, March 12, 2012

It' Time for a Bath...

The Calendar may not agree, 
but Spring has arrived in East Tennessee;

so, at our house that means...

It's time to wash the camper!
Not Fun!

Here is a short list of things we have learned....

1. It must be done
It is one of those things you don't really want to do, but in the end,
 it makes all the difference in the life of your camper. 

2. Use the Right Stuff
Your camper is not a car, so don't wash it like one.  You can wash your car with dish washing detergent and rinse it off and you are good. No so with a camper. The detergent will dry out the seals around your windows and seams. We learned this the hard way.

Here is what we use. 
We purchased this bottle at Walmart

This is our camper and it took 1 bottle to do the job.
(Look at him working hard)

3. Use the Right Tools
Make sure you have a long handle soft bristle brush.
 A hose that will reach all the way around your camper (check this before starting, obviously)
 and a 5 gallon bucket.
A small brush to get the tires and steps.

4. Wash in Sections
Keep it simple. Remember small sections; fewer errors. 
Break your camper down into manageable sections. Rinse first, then wash. 
Rinse again before starting your next section.
 You don't want your soap to dry on the camper.
 Keeping it sectioned out, makes it easier, and gives you opportunity to take breaks.

5. Enjoy the Fruit of Your Labor
(my husband says...after you put all your stuff up)

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