VIDEO: Caravan cleaning guide

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  1. Pamela Garrett says:

    Excellent video.

  2. Chris Tiller says:

    May I say that it is pleasing to see the video – many of the products suggested are those which, over time, I have come to use in my caravan cleaning business. I am also pleased with the advice to avoid using a pressure washer. I know of a window cleaner who has used a pressure washer on a caravan resulting in damage to the caravan seals plus a small dent in the thin aluminium sidewall. Needless to say the owner was not impressed.

    Regarding the ‘black streak’ problem which we have all faced – my recommendation would be to use Fenwicks Caravan Cleaner Concentrate (The same product as used by you in the video for the cleaning of the caravan roof). Use a 1 litre hand held pressure washer and dilute the mixture – Fenwicks recommend a 10:1 mix but from experience I dilute to a 5:1 mix. Spray this onto the black streaks, leave for 10 minutes and wash down using a soft caravan cleaning brush. This is a cost-saving and effective method of removing any offending black steaks.

    Whilst I have used and have had no issues using Care-avan Shampoo Wash you could, of course, use the same Fenwick Caravan Cleaner Concentrate. These are both concentrate products and are similarly priced. However it avoids purchasing (and storing) several products which, ultimately, have the same function.

    I hope these observations are of interest and I look forward as usual to further Caravan Guard e-mails.

    Kind regards,

    Christopher Tiller
    Caravan Cleaning Services

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      Thanks for the feedback Chris and for your extra cleaning tips. We appreciate comments from a professional.

  3. alan hall says:

    thanks very good

  4. Lesley stafford says:

    Very good video, great cleaning products and ways of cleaning Caravan.

  5. David R says:

    Very thorough job and well done to the ladies concerned. They can come and clean mine if they want to?

  6. Philip Wright says:

    Useful video and comments. It’s also a good idea to open the windows, lockers and doors and run a cloth around the edges and seals to dry them and then spray/wipe the rubber seals with a silicon lubricant. This increases the longevity of the seals and prevents windows from sticking shut.

  7. Vince devine says:

    Cleaning video was really helpful,applying and using the different products good idea

  8. Sally says:

    That’s really helpfully, how often do you recommend cleaning this thoroughly

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      It depends how often you’re using your caravan Sally. At least at the start of the season and then before laying up in the winter.

  9. Peter E says:

    Excellent tips with some good products, I must summon up to energy soon for the coming season. Thanks

  10. RobT says:

    Pity they did not clean out the awning tracks, as that is where most of the black streaks emanate from…Also open all the locker and hatch doors as lots of green lurks in there!! Good show though….

  11. Anthony Newman says:

    Brilliant Article Well Done

  12. Geoff Mullin says:

    Really informative i liked the step by step sequence guide to get the best results

  13. Terry says:

    I always lower the front of my caravan when washing so that all the water runs off easily and doesn’t “puddle” on the roof.

  14. Mike Marsden says:

    If your caravan has a protection like Paint seal or Guard X you must be careful which cleaners you use or it’s possible to take the protector off.

    Best if you contact the company to check.

  15. Julia says:

    Excellent, thank you.

  16. Richard Caley says:

    I thought your cleaning guide was excellent. Thanks for showing me how to obtain a showroom finish!

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