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Old 05-24-2006, 08:57 AM   #1
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Steam cleanin'

Steam cleaned the carpet, upholstery, and mattresses (Sealy!) in our Excella last night. She is really starting to look good now. We have been very busy getting her all cleaned up in the last few weeks since we brought her home and are getting excited about our maiden AS voyage in a couple of weeks. I have been through all the suystem and everything appears to be in good order.
As mentioned previously, I own a Carpet and Upholstery cleaning/restoration business..if anyone has questions about how to (or how NOT to) clean any of your interior I would be more than willing to help.

On to the exterior next!

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Old 05-24-2006, 05:09 PM   #2
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There have been numerous posts in the past about problems cleaning sticky walls and black streaks on fuzzy wall coverings. Perhaps you could explain what works well based on your experience with the steam cleaning. Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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Removing musty smell from cushions???

Is there anyway to get the musty/mildewy smell out of our foam cushions?
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:02 AM   #4
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Is there anyway to get the musty/mildewy smell out of our foam cushions?
The best (and most expensive) way to remove the smell from the cushions is to replace the cushions.
We Febreezed the heck out of ours, and replaced the covers, which seemed to help a lot.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:24 PM   #5
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Stream Cleaning - Interior Design...

Yikes!

table for two way in back... opp's wrong thread...

tap, tap...

here:

'dream streaming n cleaning the interior of my vintage '05 international CCD. i love the mothership... i really do.

a premium selling point is the CHINA toilet bowl. (yak, yak, read the brochure)

the mother ship fails to mention the toilet seat is PLASTIC and what a wonderful design on the underside...

males may lift, however who CLEANS this wonderful and well thought out design? Jackson Center? SEE PICTURE... what a joy to behold AND clean...

just sayin... who ever designed this FEATURE, never cleaned it...

who ever ordered the part for the design, never cleaned it... and if they did, PLEASE STEP FORWARD... (add smiley face here)

COME BACK GOOD BUDDIES...

next, how to actually use the toilet at 6'5"... (open door, one foot in shower, one in hallway)...

or

next, to next:

How To Make Up A "Full" Sized Bed, From Only One 4 Foot Position...

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Old 09-14-2007, 10:34 PM   #6
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That is always a huge wrestling match...
me vs. the mattress when changing the sheets!

Arrrrgh! There must be an easier way.

(I hate to resort to plastic sheets and a garden hose)
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Old 09-15-2007, 12:31 PM   #7
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being in full on prepare for the ballon fiesta rally clean the 'dream stream so it's livable mode...

i removed the toilet seat cover and there ya go...

the maker boasting about a CHINA BOWL and what a difference it makes!

ah yes... advertising...

see the picture of the underside of that toilet seat...

advertise the cleaning of that well thought out part that sits directly on top of said CHINA BOWL.

should come w/ lifetime cleaning from the dealer...

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Old 09-15-2007, 07:06 PM   #8
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That is always a huge wrestling match...
me vs. the mattress when changing the sheets!

Arrrrgh! There must be an easier way.

(I hate to resort to plastic sheets and a garden hose)
ACK!

i have a four foot area to make up a full sized bed from one perch.

WHO thought this up?

install fitted mattress cover
install fitted bottom sheet
install top flat sheet
install blanket
install fitted comforter

you know, it's just easier to use the bed to store stuff on and sleep on the sofa, or after dragging your 'dream stream 809 miles to new mexico, just sleep over at somebody elses 'dream stream...

cheese w/ the whine sir?

just sayin...

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Old 09-16-2007, 02:41 PM   #9
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Fantastic Fan Cleaning, Oh Joy!!!

friends, i have more good news about wonderful design and cleaning...

so like, i'm getting ready to head out to the Four Corners Unit Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico in a couple of weeks, and want the 'dream stream to be somewhat presentable... after all who wants to have dinner and cocktails in a bauxite love shack thats filthy... unless your a mouse or a designer of cool interiors and have no concept of that it takes to actually keep one clean...

Fantastic Fans are fantastic!

from the FanTasic Website:

Fan-Tastic Vent is light weight, compact, bug resistant, durable and seals tight when not in use. The sealed motor operates at variable or 3-speeds depending on the model for selected performance levels. Installs in minutes and fits the standard existing opening provided by most recreational vehicle manufacturers.

Whether your rig costs $5,000 or a million dollars, the quality of the air you breathe should remain your paramount objective.

HOLD ON ONE SECOND THERE BUBAAAA!!!!!!!!!

Have You Ever Cleaned One? Mr Factory Advertisment Person????

NO..... NOT POSSIBLE...

follow along whilst we clean not one, but two... (i have one fore 'n aft)

photo's from my vintage '05 CCD International... real vintage... all 18 months of it...

pics 01 & 02 show just how dirty things can get, whether your rig costs 5,000 or a million dollars, ah Mr. Fantastic Company?

the screens which were filty were removed so i could better detail in the photo's.

pic 03 - remove outer trim ring.

pic 04 & 05 - remove inner trim and controls.

pic 06 - screens cleaned, waiting to be reinstalled.

pic 07 - the fan, inner and outer trim have been cleaned. however through FANTASTIC design, you can't clean the upper fan "HUB", so... you have everything cleaned and your date thinks your still a slob (whether its a 5,000 rig or a million dollar rig!)...

so i came up w/ a nifty little design feature... the "FANTASTIC HUB ART COVER" burning patent pending...

see pic 08 - i made a template using Holographic self adhesive paper, cut it out and placed on the fan hub. it may not be clean, but i don't have to look at the filth...

pic 09 - holographic paper installed.

pic 101 - cleaned, ready for screen install (shown w/o for pic clarity)

i love good advertising and poor design...


allow 1 hours per fan the first time (take it apart, clean, put it all back together).

It would also appear from taking everything apart that the fan openings leak water. Given that were in a drought in so. Calif., having only maybe one inch of rain where I live in the last 18 months, Id check any fantastic fan opening to make sure its weather tight. The construction of these units doesnt build confidence in me if I lived in Oregon or Washington state, Id store my unit INDOORS.

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Old 09-16-2007, 02:53 PM   #10
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Ok gots ask. Why did you completely disassemble the fan unit? The screen comes off pretty easily.
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:04 PM   #11
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Ok gots ask. Why did you completely disassemble the fan unit? The screen comes off pretty easily.
the screen comes off quickly.

you can't clean the unit completely with out taking the whole thing apart. the upper and lower fan blades. the outer "ring blade assembly", the upper "hub" assembly... how about between the inner and outer trim assembly? my FANTASTIC FANS were made in 2005, perhaps other models are easier to COMPLETELY clean. these things get filhty. shouldn't there be a better way to clean them, then removing the entire unit?

take ten pictures, show me how you clean yours without taking it all apart?

love to know...

and you're correct the screens are easy to clean... compared to everything else... take a carefull look...

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Old 09-16-2007, 05:29 PM   #12
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just sayin...

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Old 09-16-2007, 09:00 PM   #13
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Vintage Kitchen Cleaning...

here's something that i found today to be exceptionally well designed AND easy to clean...

the kitchen sink.

who knew?

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Old 09-16-2007, 09:20 PM   #14
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You are very thorough Mr. Clean.

If I park next to you at the rally will you come over with your scrub brush?

Just askin'...


P.S. Your fan looks nifty.
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