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    Kärcher window vac, they are very popular on here this is a video of a postmortem



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    Kärcher window vac,

    they are very popular on here this is a video of its postmortem.

    The moral of the story seems to be, don't get water inside them.

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    I stopped buying them ,mine has high usage at home but all died within a few weeks after warranty expired .
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    I prefer my external screens.....

    Karcher don't exactly have the best track record quality wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistericeman View Post
    I prefer my external screens.....

    Karcher don't exactly have the best track record quality wise.
    My misses bought one years ago for here cleaning business which my son now runs and it still works and it’s used daily.
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    I’ve had one for 5 years with no problems. Dries the windscreen in Winter when the windscreen acts as a great dehumidifier and dries out the shower after use all year round.
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    Absolutely needed when the silver screens are not used, the A class screens are all dripping wet from condensation on the cold glass. You must do the bottoms first as it is when it is held sideways the water sprays out of the vents, that is probably what happened to that one.. It does a really good jobs though but needs a car charger lead off a USB as it only come with a mains charger. I would get another if it stopped or now I know what is inside probably fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrow View Post
    Kärcher window vac,

    they are very popular on here this is a video of its postmortem.

    The moral of the story seems to be, don't get water inside them.
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    Brilliant bit of kit. Used mine last week for first time. Cleared the window in a jif.
    Was considering external covers for new a class.
    At a cost of £2-300 to be custom made I won’t bother now.
    Bought mine from Costco c/w cleaning spray and attachment for £44.
    A much cheaper option and it takes up less space.
    Thanks for that.
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    The great thing about a window vac is that it turns your windscreen into a dehumidifier. It collects moisture from the van air, condenses it where you can suck it away from, and then you pour it down the drain.
    External screens raise the temperature of the windscreen glass, so the damp condenses somewhere else (less accessible).
    Wiping the windows dry leaves you with a damp cloth or chamois, which then evaporates at least some of the water back into the van.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairydog View Post
    The great thing about a window vac is that it turns your windscreen into a dehumidifier. It collects moisture from the van air, condenses it where you can suck it away from, and then you pour it down the drain.
    External screens raise the temperature of the windscreen glass, so the damp condenses somewhere else (less accessible).
    Wiping the windows dry leaves you with a damp cloth or chamois, which then evaporates at least some of the water back into the van.
    Apart from the gallon that's been beading up and running down your window all night whilst you weren't in action with vour vac ...
    Into the deep and likely unpainted bit hidden behind the dash in most vans.
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