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Old 08-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Is Camping FUN or NOT?

My wife and I have just prchased a new pull behind camper. We have used it three times and enjoyed it each time.

The "problem" is this...every time we come home she wants us to wash it completely inside and out. Now, I DO believe in cleanliness, but not to the point of washing the paint off of the camper. The roof, in particular, seems to accumulate a black substance that "needs" to be scrubbed off....read "on hands and knees".... every blasted square inch.

So the poser.....how often do you guys wash your campers? Is there a "car wash" one can use to drive it through? Like a truck stop?

Just curious.

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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LOL so she wants it washed but makes you do it?!!
I need to take notes from her....

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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Our unit's home when not in use is near a heavily traveled gravel road.....with the current drought keeping the outside clean is a lost cause. The way I see it..if you stay on top of the inside during the your trips it make life a lot easier. I sweep and Vac the carpets every day when we are in the camper. Takes only a minute or two.

Scrub down the counters and tables as part of the tear down.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #4
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Oh my-that would take the fun out of it. I agree with ryand
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #5
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We wash our unit twice a year on the exterior spring and fall.
On the the interior the dw just does basic cleaning between trips .
She cleans interior top to bottom before winterizing.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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She is welcome to come and wash our 5th wheel once a month.
I would not complain if she wants to wash mine
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:00 PM   #7
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I take care of the OUTSIDE, she takes care of the INSIDE, Kim! LOL

I really think that a Spring and Fall cleaning should do it....like f1100turbo said.

Since I do all the driving, I think I can get her to see the light!

Ryand....yep...think I got the short end of the stick on this one.

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Old 08-12-2012, 06:14 PM   #8
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I rather have my TT clean when I take it out but it's not a requirement. Get her to help you dry it off and after a few times she might re-think it.

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I know that most people do not dry off the trailer but we have hard water here so it worth the effort.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #9
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I keep the inside pretty clean while on a trip - with 3 children it could get pretty messy if it wasn't a daily task. With dirty clothes and any dishes I want to run through the dishwasher taken inside, it's pretty much good to go for the next adventure. I restock what ever has been used (need more mayonaise and diaper wipes - note to self) remake the beds, put the clothes and dishes away and all we need to do is load children and fresh food from the home fridge that would rot before we get home.

The outside is a different story. I should wash it but the mosqutoes have been so thick that I don't even want to go outside.
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LOL so she wants it washed but makes you do it?!!
I need to take notes from her....

Kim

Notes? I thought things like that were kind of an instinct to women or in the "how to be a perfect wife" handbook.
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