Handles on caravans.

Submitted: Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 21:30
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I have never worked out what the handles most 'vans have on the outside corners are for, do they have any practical use ?
Anyway what I want to know is how do I clean them and the other exterior plastic fittings like the water tank filler cap etc which have all gone a dirty spotted off white colour, they detract from the overall good appearance of my 'van.
Thanks rr
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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 22:36

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 22:36
Gosh.....I thought they were there for when you drink a little too much ;-)

I have used shellite....then put a plastic protection spray like armoral, then wipe excess off. Don't think this has a long term effect, as I never keep my campers long enough.

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Reply By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 00:48

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 00:48
I use these when I am moving the van in the garage.
Don't pull by the front of the A frame.....the jockey wheel could run over your foot.....and that hurts I KNOW
Good travels
Brian R
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Reply By: Member - Tricky Dicky (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 06:58

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 06:58
Hi Racinrob

I always wondered what these handles were for also, now my knees are a little bit stiff I find them great to use when I bend down to wind the caravan legs down and up. Maybe that's what they are for?
Unfortunately when I bought the new van it did not come with them so back to using the winder brace to help me get up if needed.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 09:05

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 09:05
Jif cream cleanser works wonders on all sorts of van fittings, fixtures, corners and seams etc. - brings them back like new - I use a small nail brush or similar to get into the crevices - wear gloves though - Jif is very unfriendly to skin.
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