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Old 12-01-2018, 08:32 AM   #1
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Floor Cleaning and Maintenance

We do have a husky with us and vacuuming happens every day. Feel like it may be time to mop.

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I neglected to remember or ask about how to care for the floor in our airstream. We have that fancy material that many or all of you have in your classic. Wondering what everyone uses to clean the floors!

Found this online with a demo video. Don’t plan on pressure washing this thing but I am sensitive to maintaining the leather and the wood touching the floor. Maybe a mild soap or just plain water?? Thoughts?

https://www.coltonrv.com/airstream-t...zing-flooring/
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:24 AM   #2
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Hi BSWG, I have not found anything that works better than an mild solution of Dawn dish soap and plain old water and a soft brush. There’s probably an easier way but to really get into the nooks and crannies takes elbow grease and a little time. I keep an old towel next to me to mop up the dirt as I go. I tired a swifer wet jet, and a couple of other prepackaged floor cleaners but they left behind a lot of dirt so it back to the old fashioned way for me.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:51 AM   #3
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Put your foot down! The husky has got to start pulling his own weight around there! hehe
I dont have the same floor but use Pinesol and lots of runners.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:51 PM   #4
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Been trying to teach her how to vacuum or stop shedding for about 9 years. So far she has the “sit” and “high five” command down. Still hopeful.

Just mentioned runners to wife then realized our floor is a vinyl product and can withstand water. I like the pinesol idea. That stuff smells like the great outdoors.

In the mean time, Costco size dawn soap has to go and will get good ol’ fashioned on that floor!
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:59 PM   #5
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Hi

We vacuum a lot with the cordless Dyson to keep up with our Neuf and Lab. Once and a while mild soap (Palmolive in our case) and water with a mop take care of the heavily embedded stuff.

When doing a clean, always remember that the area under the recliners and the space under the dinette seats accumulates dog fluff at an alarming rate ....

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Old 12-03-2018, 01:35 AM   #6
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Oh, absolutely second to what UB said. I have 2 little dogs (one Yorkie and one Jack Russell mix/mutt) and I’m amazed at how much dog hair can get under the recliner and the dinette. I even found a little in the outside storage compartment. Vacuuming every day is just part of the daily routine but I’m very happy with how well the flooring has held up. Roughly 300 days of use and it still looks new.
After 2 years with the AS we’re still working on “sit” and “wait”, they get so excited when I take their big shiny doghouse on the road but they both are very good at supervising while I clean up.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:37 AM   #7
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We are extremely happy with the 2019 floor material. It does not show dirt and is easily swept with our Dysan 8 vacuum. One thing though, it can get very dirty without you noticing it. After several days my wife uses a tub of water with a little soap and a brush. She also does a quick rinse to pick up any soap left on the floor. We are sensitive to our dog's needs to pick up the soap. She finishes up with a towel to dry the floor and pick up any water left behind.

The water gets very dirty!

We do not have the hair issue from our dog Maddie! We chose wisely when picking the breed of dog this time Golden Doodle.
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Cool Skater Airstream Classic Floor Cleaner

I skate my 2016 Classic 30 with textured vinyl flooring clean. One hand-sized towel under each foot, armed with a spray bottle of clear glass cleaner, and I'm finished in less five (5) minutes. Yes, some gymnastic-esque moves required to get under the table and recliners.

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Old 06-10-2019, 01:24 PM   #9
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I use a Dyson cordless vac. Swifter wet mops and mr Clean clean freak for any stains or spots and scrub and paper towel dry. Under the recliners, under the desk chair and behind the table pedestal and dirt trapping areas. BTW I opened the fridge and a carton of eggs tried to escape back to the chicken coop. Hit the floor and the carton popped open and 5 or 6 eggs broke on the floor. After I got finished screaming at myself for my stupidity, paper towels soaked up the eggs and clean freak de slimed the flooring. I’m sold on this stuff.
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:17 AM   #10
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Vacuum cleaner ok?

Hi All-

I just purchased a 2017 Airstream (FC 23D).

Was wondering if there are issues with using a Dyson vacuum cleaner on the flooring. The manual notes:

“ by Airstream, Inc. Use a soft broom to sweep the floor. A vacuum cleaner may damage the flooring, especially the type that use beater bars. In most cases, a clean damp cloth or mop will suffice to clean dirty flooring.”

I was going to use my Dyson v10 with soft roller brush on it before I read this.

Wondering if anyone has run into damaging the flooring when using a vacuum cleaner.

Thx!
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Nope. We are all good. For the most part we use the flat head not the roller anyways. Flat head is also great for getting under furniture and the alde coverings in the classic
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