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Old 05-03-2015, 20:05
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Some great feedback thank you!

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Old 05-03-2015, 22:17
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Back today after 4 nights in our van, site opened on Saturday we went over Sunday, van was fine very pleased to find out our drain down had worked (done by ourselves with the floe system)Nice and dry inside no sign of mould anywhere, van cleaner on the outside than we thought it would be.Grounds around the site tidy outside gutter solar lights still working ok.Only down side was T.V. refused to work, and wi fi is now no longer free.
One more thing having the van insulated underneath 3 weeks ago I feel has made a difference to the warmth in the van.So looking forward to our first full season here.
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Just got back from opening ours up this weekend. When we walked in, it was like we'd only left it last week. No damp, very little dust, damp traps had hardly any water in them. No problem when water was turned on. The light on the boiler was flashing but only because the pressure had dropped, it soon rectified itself. The only thing was the doors on the fridge/freezer were closed and we'd left them open, as a result there was black mildew in the freezer so we had the wash it all down again, hopefully it will be ok next time. All in all, when I had washed all the windows and surfaces it was like we'd never been away. Here's to a great season.
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We have arrived home today after spending the weekend setting up our 2005 Atlas Mirage for the season, all went well of which we was especially thankful for as this was our first ever start up (we purchased our first ever static last July). The caravan is all fine and reasonably clean on the outside with both tv aerials intact, the caravan park is all neat and tidy with fresh mowed grass as always. Now to the inside, there are no signs of any mould or mildew and the caravan didn't feel damp on arrival even though we didn't get there until 8pm, it was a little chilly but with the 2 electric oil filled heaters on it warmed up within about 45mins. I did leave all the new curtains purchased at the end of the last season hanging and they are all fine as too are the blinds. We had purchased an electric blanket over the shut down period and this has proved to be a very rewarding purchase, I certainly wouldn't want to be without it for the cold early/late season nights as it made the bed lovely and toasty. We organised the drain down with the site and we haven't had any problems turning all the water back on. My only complaint would be that the weekend went too fast! Never mind there's plenty more to come. I hope everybody else's caravan opening goes as well as ours.��
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Anyone else got any feedback please? Has everything been ok?
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Afternoon All..This will be our first season as owners. I would like any advice on washing the caravan down..to power-wash or not??..use a car shampoo or a specialist cleaner??
We also have plastic decking that could do with a buff up too.

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Afternoon All..This will be our first season as owners. I would like any advice on washing the caravan down..to power-wash or not??..use a car shampoo or a specialist cleaner??
We also have plastic decking that could do with a buff up too.

Thank You in advance.
We have never power washed, we use a telescopic brush with some car shampoo. We also have something bought from a caravan shop which we squirt on for black streaks etc. People do power wash especially if their site does it for them but I think the general opinion on here is not to as it can damage seals etc. I find it hard work so it would be easier to power wash.
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Similar to Clarissa, I've got a brush that connects to the hose and a chamber to which I put car shampoo. Also got black streak remover from a hardware shop. I use the power washer to clean the decking and it does a great job, but wouldn't use it on the caravan. I have also used upvc cleaner from B&Q to clean the plastic on the windows, door and stubborn marks on the decking.
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