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Qwest_For_Our_Lab

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I am stocking our new Qwest with cleaning supplies and don't know what I should use to clean the toilet. It is one question we forgot to ask when we took delivery. What would you experienced folks suggest?

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We use Windex on just about everything. For the toilet we just use the same stuff we use in the house, but with more water added. We only let in sit for a few minutes and then we flush it and empty/flush the tank.


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Soft Scrub on plastic


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I have found the Micro fiber cloths work the best on anything that can be cleaned eg. plastic, glass(without streaking), etc. All you use with them is water.
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Most any good liquid household cleaner will work well. Anything with any abrasives at all will make tiny scratches that eventually dull the finish and give hiding places for all sorts of unsanitary thingies! And strong chemicals will kill the enzymes in the holding tank (you do plan to use enzyme type holding tank stuff? - the chemical type stuff is fast becoming non-grata in most places) I have a small round toilet brush that fits in a corner shaped holder and doesn't take up much room on the floor by the john. For in-between cleanings, I use the cheapest brand of disposable baby wipes I can get. They do a marvelous job wiping off all of the small ridges, surfaces and edges!


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I use Gel-Gloss on the shower, sink, counter and toilet. It seals the surfaces so they are not so hard to clean the next time. Protects the plastic too. Don't use it on the bottom of the shower unless you have no-slip strips.

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We use clorox wipes and toss them in the trash. Less chemicals to kill the bacteria in the tank. Make sure you get one of those little brushes that sits in it's own little holder behind the toilet. Every RV bathroom I have ever been in has one. You will quickly learn why.


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Wow, all of you have great suggestions. We just use our kids. No mess(that I know of) and no fuss(well maybe alittle.


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--Make sure you get one of those little brushes that sits in its own little holder behind the toilet. Every RV bathroom I have ever been in has one. You will quickly learn why.--

One of the absolute best tips we ever got for RVing was from Bob Livingston at Life on Wheels in Harrisburg, PA in September, 1999. In a seminar about RV Tips, he offhandedly said, "Of course, everybody knows about the X trick which prevents 'skid marks.'" The entire class yelled "WHAT?!" He chose his words carefully and said that if solids were to be deposited into the toilet, that you should take two strips of toilet paper and lay them in the shape of an X in the bottom of the toilet. This way nothing ever touches the seals or gets on the surface of the toilet.

What a great tip this has been!

For the once-a-week or whenever normal cleaning that is to be done, we use one drop of common dishwashing liquid and a common toilet brush.

Hope this tip helps make life more pleasant for everyone!

Dennis Henderson
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*This Message was edited on 10-May-02 07:45 PM by Dennis Henderson*


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We are a newbie to, just ordering our first RV. It sounds like you bought yours for your lab? So are we. We do not spoil our dogs, do we. (LOL)



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