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Since we got home from Yurrup I’ve been forced into doing some cleaning and maintenance on the trusty MH.  It’s 8 years old now and just clicked over 42000 miles, not much but it needs a bit of work.

inside - all of the bedding and furnishings have been stripped off and replaced with clean replacements. When I purchased seat covers for the 2 front seats I got an extra set, this has meant that wear has been shared across 2 sets, and of course means instant replacements when they get a bit grubby. 

I then had a go at my 3 burner hob that I’ve been grumbling about. I didn’t want to go stripping it down to try to see why one burner wouldn’t stay lit, and so all I did was take off the takeoffable bits and gave it a thorough cleaning with plenty of clean soapy water and a Brillo pad. The burners have now got a lovely shine to them, and best of all the dodgy burner is now firing up all the time. Success!

Then the fridge has had a deep clean, it‘s smelling nice and neutral now, no garlicky sausage and cheese aroma. 

then the larder and cupboard, with a couple of dodgy shelves, have been fixed/repaired and are now just as they should be. 

Both WC cassettes have been deep cleaned with the free Thetford cleaning stuff I got when I purchased my additional cassette (now I’ve got 3, well 3 may be useful 🤔) and they are now sparkling clean inside. I checked by whipping the tops off to check.

then the rest of the interior has had a good spring clean, quite apt now it’s winter 🤪, and I’ve whizzed over the carpet with the Vax Blade I got last year when it was being raved about, and was also at a reduced price. It is excellent in use and even in the small interior of a MH manages to pickup a dog full of fur each time I use it. How is it Molly’s not gone bald? 

the TV wiring has been cabletied up out of the way inside its stowage unit neat and tidy. Hopefully I won’t end up unplugging it in error again. Oh, and a refresh of the sat TV box has found some of the missing +1 channels. Wow!

finally inside I’ve purchased a new cab carpet from eBay to replace the old one where I’ve worn a hole with my throttle pedal heel.


on to the outsides, I’m really not looking forward to this. I wanted to clean the wheels and trims as it’s going in tomorrow for a pair of new boots to replace the   tired worn out Dunlop Hedgefinders on the front. 15000 miles 😱

then while I was there with the pressure washer in hand I decided to clean the rear, especially removing the Burstner roof garden from the rear upper logo. It’s a place on all Burstner where the weeds take root and grow. 


So now I’d better clean all of the roof while I’m up there, the sun‘s shining brightly, what can go wrong? Of course it’s going to rain. Hard. Very hard. It softened the grime though, so I guess it’s not all bad news.

I’m wet, the MH is wet, I may just as well clean all of the rest of it. Get it over and done with.

several hours later it’s done. The bonnet is really looking a mess now , I seem to have lost a great deal more paint while away. That’s easily sorted, I’ll unbolt it and drop it off to Sue’s brother to paint it. The scabby bits elsewhere on the cab will have to be touched up when I can. 


and so, now as the title says - I’m cream crackered

when can I go away again? 🙏


















 

 


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Sounds like ya had a very busy day Simon, At least it’s all done in one go. Bet it looks good to.
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It’s not all done yet actually. 2 tyres tomorrow, then I need to arrange a suitable day to get my tame mechanic to go wild with this stuff. 2062CBB6-8103-4BED-A5CA-E90DD2693177.jpeg 

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Seems the price has come down, if I didn’t already have one I’d buy it. 


https://www.vax.co.uk/vax-blade-32v-cordless-vacuum-cleaner-2?gclid=Cj0KCQjwvLLZBRDrARIsADU6ojDaLawgjVJipHusfAIgX0cr2HG_f6X4dlW45jscgfs3AZjP_L2j84waAn-YEALw_wcB


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Busy but satisfying.
I use a rubber glove to stroke the carpet to Corrie’s fluff. But read that a squeegee blade works well too.

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Tired me out reading your post.

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Well you made the effort and read it, and that’s what matters. If I can help you to pass your time then I feel my work was worthwhile. 👍

now go and have a lie down, next instalment will be after the brake work on Tuesday so I need you fully refreshed 😂

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Hans used an old hack saw blade to scrape the fur off the Navajo carpet, works extremely well for long fur, not sure if it would be the same for Labradors short hair.
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There are rubber bristled brushes which pick up fur really well
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/CARTECO-Removal-Textile-Surfaces-Bristles/dp/B01JP1QDKU/ref=asc_df_B01JP1QDKU/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=205211220682&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9827331195783321772&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006832&hvtargid=pla-358798095536&psc=1
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I think I’ve used something like that in the past Kev, works well, but I really need to compliment the Vax Blade as the powered beating head works ever so well collecting Molly’s fur and dust. It also charges up very easily using the inverter as we’re driving along, it’s 240v only. One charge allows for 4 good cleanups before needing to be charged again, it is so much easier than a dustpan and brush.  
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