Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Washing a Big MoHo Windshield-Help Has Arrived!


At home in Fort Worth...

Every now and then a cool thing comes along that makes RVing easier, and I just have to tell you about this one:  The Shurhold Flexible Water Blade (Squeegee).  In terms of favorite accessories, this comes in second place. (First place is, and will always be, my electric shoreline reel.)



Let’s face it; if you own a motor home, you are going to have to clean the windshield from time to time, and a squeegee (for me, at least) is an essential tool for this endeavor.  Now I can’t tell you how frustrating it has been for me to squeegee the big curved glass with my standard non-flexible squeegee; it is an exercise in futility. Cleaning the curved edges of the windshield with the straight blade was almost impossible.  Until now.

Bubba and I made a little video (with Sandy as the cinematographer and wannabe announcer) to show you this handy device, and you can see it here. With this squeegee and the simple method demonstrated, you can clean the entire windshield spotlessly without using a ladder or water hose.  In fact, in the video, Bubba and I are standing about 18 inches lower than ground level in front of Phannie, and we can still reach the top of the windshield without a ladder.  See what you think.  (A word of warning for slow internet connections:  The video was shot in HD on my new Canon SX-40 camera, so it is a really hefty file.)

By the way, you can get this squeegee at Amazon for about $25, but I would recommend that you also buy the telescoping handle made especially for it.  I don't think any other handle could be made to fit.

10 comments:

  1. I will have to look at it when we get to a place with better internet. Video just doesn't work well.

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    1. Well, you've never seen a less professional video from us two hicks!

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  2. great job on the video and cleaning the windshield!!

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    1. Well, thanks, but Bubba and I will never be discovered, I'm afraid.

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  3. How do you like your canon sx 40? I was looking to buy one recently.
    Are you pictures nice and clear? Is it fast enough for moving objects?

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    1. I love the SX-40. Great clear photos, and it has a special feature to capture fast action. You won't be disappointed...

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  4. Pick up an extra. They are marvelous in the shower with all the curved surfaces.

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  5. butterbean carpenterJanuary 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Howdy Cowtowners,
    Mike, tell Sandy that's mighty fine movie she directed and the lead actor should get an award for his part, kinda like flying a plane, and Bubba get one for either supporting or having the guts to be in it!!! How long will that squeege last laying in the hot bay of the Phantom 409?? If it's that much fun you ought to do the windows every week!!
    Hope your day is going great and all of that 'work' didn't wear you out!!

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  6. Well, that is a good development. Most cars' problems can be chalked up to bad maintenance, which effect to widespanning consequences. I think it's best to watch out for the parts of your car that seem replaceable and disposable, and make sure that they're of pristine quality all the time. Well, seems like that windshield cleaner is something to be noted of and treasured. Thanks for sharing about it!

    Abraham Yates @ Apache Oil Company

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