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Old 11-01-2014, 06:21 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by alanmalk View Post
Wait a minute! No one told me it was necessary to clean a trailer!

It isn't necessary to clean a trailer at all. Not necessary to level it either. Or to keep the tires inflated to the recommended levels. Or for that matter, to keep oil in the engine of the tow vehicle. All a myth! But if you do decide to clean it, best way is to simply hose it out and let it air dry. Or open all the windows and vents and haul it through the automatic car wash, then tow it down the interstate greatly exceeding the speed limit to dry it faster. :LOL

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Old 11-01-2014, 10:10 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by C&G in FL View Post
...But if you do decide to clean it, ...
I have a suspicion that my wife is going to decide on a labor sharing plan. She makes decisions, I do the labors...

But I'll keep some of your options handy, in case she is not looking. Plus some of the handy tricks learned from the Red-Green show.


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Old 11-01-2014, 10:45 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by alanmalk View Post
When dirt gets into the tent all I need do is tip the tent 90 degrees and the dirt falls out the front door. Is there some reason I can't do the same with my upcoming 21'? Or am I missing the big picture...?

Earlier this fall we were in Yosemite. Tent campers near us borrowed our broom to sweep out their tent. With similar experiences to Alan's, I tried to explain it would be easier to shake it out. But, they were from somewhere else (Europe I think) so the concept was not adequately communicated.

I see no reason shaking out an Escape wouldn't work. They are certainly free-standing.

We carry a small battery powered vacuum. I'm sure we'd leave it behind but for that pesky area between the door frame and screen slide, which Jim B. mentioned.

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Old 11-01-2014, 10:54 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by currinh View Post
I see no reason shaking out an Escape wouldn't work. They are certainly free-standing.
This reminds me that returning from a recent eight-day camping trip, I mentioned to my son that because of the low sun angle, I had to crank up the generator a few times to keep up the batteries. He suggested that I crank up the trailer 35-40 degrees instead when I was out during the day to get a good fix on the sun. Might work.

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