VIDEO: Motorhome cleaning guide

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  1. Frank Browett says:

    Would you recommend spraying the van with Wet and Forget to prevent the green stuff? We used it on a static van and it helped.

    • Hi Frank, it’s not something we’ve used and would check it’s suitable for use on the motorhome body. There are some over-winterising protectors which believe could do a similar job, such as the Fenwicks Overwintering Exterior Protector. This repels water, dirt and algae and is suitable for use on plastics, aluminium, glass, acrylic windows, GRP, ABS, fibreglass, decals, sealants, and paint.

  2. Larry the easiest and safest and cheapest way to keep your van clean is to spray an aquawax after cleaning. I’m a professional valeter and would not apply any fungicide on a motorhome roof

  3. Gill if your van has an additional coating you should not use anything stronger than a car wax/wash shampoo Megiuars Gold is a good one to use.

  4. John flintoft says:

    I wash mine down every time we return from our trip!!

  5. Gill Stokes says:

    Really good and heplful video. But does the same procedure apply when your motorhome has a special and expensive coating applied to the bodywork? It is said that you have to avoid all chemical cleaners even auto glyms – which are an excellent range of products known for no harsh chemicals. My motorhome has such a finish applied from when the vehicle was new. What do I need to do regarding the algea on the roof and black runs.
    Many thanks. Gill

    • Hi Gill, check your manufacturer’s handbook about the bodywork or with your dealer. For the algae and black runs there are a range of black streak removers. We used Silky cream cleaner for the algae and Mellerud black streak remover. Apply these and rinse before the shampoo. Hope this helps?

  6. John Lindon says:

    Very good video but I think you should have shown how you guy reached and cleaned the Louton with all the black streaks on it.

  7. Your timing. 4 hours is with two people so with one that would be about 8 hours. That’s more like my experience. Clarify please.

  8. A little more detail on waxing and polishing the roof would be appreciated. How do you get up there – stepping onto roof from a ladder – watch stepping on lutons!! – just the best physical tips for accomplishing it. There is a product called Wet and Forget to remove mildew and protect. Should that go on first? Does it then need wax and polish. i.e. how to to get the most lasting polished protection on the roof. I’ve always heard it said that if you keep your roof clean, much of the rest is easy. Your thoughts on roof care please.

    • Hi Larry, we’ll look into this and see if we can put together some advice for a future blog post and e-magazine. But would avoid stepping onto the roof if possible. Would use the same method as the sides, rinse, remove mildew etc, rinse again, shampoo, rinse, then wax and polish. Hope this helps?

  9. JNS says:

    I wonder how long it took to do the entire cleaning and polishing because it takes me hours just to wash and rinse mine!

  10. George Sinkins says:

    Very detailed instruction on all aspects of cleaning which I will be adhering to.

  11. Roger Sampson says:

    Very good guide to keeping your motorhome in pristine condition and holding its value

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