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    Default A Question to all the Trailer MacGuyvers out there

    Hey guys,

    I've been doing research on some interesting ways that caravan/trailer owners have 'quick-fixed' their way out of a sticky situation or even those of you who have found a novel way to repair or maintain something on your caravan.

    For instance, to clean the inside of my awning runners I use a knot in the end of a shoelace and drag it through. It picks up all the dirt in there that's hard to get out.

    Let me know, I'd love to share some ideas!


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    If you going to drive through very dusty or very muddy terrain, put masking tape or insulation tape over all you locks where the keys must go in. This will keep the dust and grime out of the mechanism en make it easy to open afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
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    If you going to drive through very dusty or very muddy terrain, put masking tape or insulation tape over all you locks where the keys must go in. This will keep the dust and grime out of the mechanism en make it easy to open afterwards.
    Ha! Could've used this over the weekend! Thanks Oscar.

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    Wowser, thats quite something! Thanks for sharing.

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    It is an old one, but it works. We have one of those flare/safety containers from a boat, you know the ones with the big spin off, water proof lids.

    Anyway, dirty clothes, some water and washing powder, strap to the trailer and then off you go. Just rinse when you arrive at your next stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverspiders View Post
    It is an old one, but it works. We have one of those flare/safety containers from a boat, you know the ones with the big spin off, water proof lids.

    Anyway, dirty clothes, some water and washing powder, strap to the trailer and then off you go. Just rinse when you arrive at your next stop.
    That's a nice one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
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    If you going to drive through very dusty or very muddy terrain, put masking tape or insulation tape over all you locks where the keys must go in. This will keep the dust and grime out of the mechanism en make it easy to open afterwards.
    Prestic works even better.

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    Saw picture in the last WEG/WEGRy, use bicycle tube and cut into pieces. Put over your locks to keep dust out.
    That orange container from the boat can also be the shower tank....just add a kettle of hot water and fill up with cold H2O, throw in a submersible pump with shower head.
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    When you share the ideas, please also share the love and quote your sources...

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