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Old August 30th 06, 04:02 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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When we bought our new caravan in 2004 we also had a cover from specialised
accessories. We only used it the first year as it is now stored undercover
in a barn, though I didn't really want to use it again as it took me a
while to clean off the scuff marks on the windows with T-Cut. You might say
its not supposed to do that as the material is advertised as non-abrasive, I
suspect that that statement is correct as long as the cover is not buffeted
by the wind, as ours was, when it was stored at our previous open storage
site even though it was firmly strapped to the van. I'm thinking of using
the cover again in the barn as it does get a bit dusty and this year when we
got it out the amount of bird mess on the top indicated a couple of birds
had got in the barn and where thinking of nesting on it !!
The reason I am is asking is has anyone else had a similar problem in the
context of the buff marks on the windows? And is there anyone who stores
there caravan as we do in undercover storage but still use a cover and do
they still get the scuff marks?

Thanks,

Steve.


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Old August 30th 06, 05:00 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
When we bought our new caravan in 2004 we also had a cover from
specialised accessories. We only used it the first year as it is now
stored undercover in a barn, though I didn't really want to use it again
as it took me a while to clean off the scuff marks on the windows with
T-Cut. You might say its not supposed to do that as the material is
advertised as non-abrasive, I suspect that that statement is correct as
long as the cover is not buffeted by the wind, as ours was, when it was
stored at our previous open storage site even though it was firmly
strapped to the van. I'm thinking of using the cover again in the barn as
it does get a bit dusty and this year when we got it out the amount of
bird mess on the top indicated a couple of birds had got in the barn and
where thinking of nesting on it !!
The reason I am is asking is has anyone else had a similar problem in the
context of the buff marks on the windows?


We haven't. But we have glass windows, I suspect that you must have the
fragile, soft plastic ones.

Mary


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Old August 30th 06, 05:00 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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Default Caravan Covers


"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
When we bought our new caravan in 2004 we also had a cover from
specialised accessories. We only used it the first year as it is now
stored undercover in a barn, though I didn't really want to use it again
as it took me a while to clean off the scuff marks on the windows with
T-Cut. You might say its not supposed to do that as the material is
advertised as non-abrasive, I suspect that that statement is correct as
long as the cover is not buffeted by the wind, as ours was, when it was
stored at our previous open storage site even though it was firmly
strapped to the van. I'm thinking of using the cover again in the barn as
it does get a bit dusty and this year when we got it out the amount of
bird mess on the top indicated a couple of birds had got in the barn and
where thinking of nesting on it !!
The reason I am is asking is has anyone else had a similar problem in the
context of the buff marks on the windows?


We haven't. But we have glass windows, I suspect that you must have the
fragile, soft plastic ones.

Mary


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Old August 30th 06, 05:00 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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Posts: 3,847
Default Caravan Covers


"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
When we bought our new caravan in 2004 we also had a cover from
specialised accessories. We only used it the first year as it is now
stored undercover in a barn, though I didn't really want to use it again
as it took me a while to clean off the scuff marks on the windows with
T-Cut. You might say its not supposed to do that as the material is
advertised as non-abrasive, I suspect that that statement is correct as
long as the cover is not buffeted by the wind, as ours was, when it was
stored at our previous open storage site even though it was firmly
strapped to the van. I'm thinking of using the cover again in the barn as
it does get a bit dusty and this year when we got it out the amount of
bird mess on the top indicated a couple of birds had got in the barn and
where thinking of nesting on it !!
The reason I am is asking is has anyone else had a similar problem in the
context of the buff marks on the windows?


We haven't. But we have glass windows, I suspect that you must have the
fragile, soft plastic ones.

Mary


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Old August 31st 06, 10:25 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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Posts: 207
Default Caravan Covers


"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
. net...

"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
When we bought our new caravan in 2004 we also had a cover from
specialised accessories. We only used it the first year as it is now
stored undercover in a barn, though I didn't really want to use it again
as it took me a while to clean off the scuff marks on the windows with
T-Cut. You might say its not supposed to do that as the material is
advertised as non-abrasive, I suspect that that statement is correct as
long as the cover is not buffeted by the wind, as ours was, when it was
stored at our previous open storage site even though it was firmly
strapped to the van. I'm thinking of using the cover again in the barn as
it does get a bit dusty and this year when we got it out the amount of
bird mess on the top indicated a couple of birds had got in the barn and
where thinking of nesting on it !!
The reason I am is asking is has anyone else had a similar problem in the
context of the buff marks on the windows?


We haven't. But we have glass windows, I suspect that you must have the
fragile, soft plastic ones.

Mary

They are all the plastic ones on new vans nowadays, that's the bloody
problem.


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Old August 31st 06, 10:25 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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Posts: 207
Default Caravan Covers


"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
. net...

"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
When we bought our new caravan in 2004 we also had a cover from
specialised accessories. We only used it the first year as it is now
stored undercover in a barn, though I didn't really want to use it again
as it took me a while to clean off the scuff marks on the windows with
T-Cut. You might say its not supposed to do that as the material is
advertised as non-abrasive, I suspect that that statement is correct as
long as the cover is not buffeted by the wind, as ours was, when it was
stored at our previous open storage site even though it was firmly
strapped to the van. I'm thinking of using the cover again in the barn as
it does get a bit dusty and this year when we got it out the amount of
bird mess on the top indicated a couple of birds had got in the barn and
where thinking of nesting on it !!
The reason I am is asking is has anyone else had a similar problem in the
context of the buff marks on the windows?


We haven't. But we have glass windows, I suspect that you must have the
fragile, soft plastic ones.

Mary

They are all the plastic ones on new vans nowadays, that's the bloody
problem.


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Old August 31st 06, 10:25 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Stephen Glynn
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Posts: 207
Default Caravan Covers


"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
. net...

"Stephen Glynn" wrote in message
...
When we bought our new caravan in 2004 we also had a cover from
specialised accessories. We only used it the first year as it is now
stored undercover in a barn, though I didn't really want to use it again
as it took me a while to clean off the scuff marks on the windows with
T-Cut. You might say its not supposed to do that as the material is
advertised as non-abrasive, I suspect that that statement is correct as
long as the cover is not buffeted by the wind, as ours was, when it was
stored at our previous open storage site even though it was firmly
strapped to the van. I'm thinking of using the cover again in the barn as
it does get a bit dusty and this year when we got it out the amount of
bird mess on the top indicated a couple of birds had got in the barn and
where thinking of nesting on it !!
The reason I am is asking is has anyone else had a similar problem in the
context of the buff marks on the windows?


We haven't. But we have glass windows, I suspect that you must have the
fragile, soft plastic ones.

Mary

They are all the plastic ones on new vans nowadays, that's the bloody
problem.


 



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