How We Roll in our RV: Removing pet hair

Written by on November 17, 2013 in How We Roll with 8 Comments

Yesterday it was bad pet breath, today, readers want to know how we remove pet hair from our RV.

Jennifer and I share how we clean p after our Norwegian  Elkhound, Tai. Its not rocket science. The Halo Leather seats of our eTrek help. We throw a cover over them, then shake the hair out each day.

As for the throw runs and the rest of the interior of the Roadtrek eTrek we travel in, Jen uses a collapsible broom, an old fashioned whisk brook and sometimes, good old duct tape.

pet-hair-lossOne thing we purchased that we are not happy with is the portable “Dustbuster” vacuum. We’ve tried a couple models and found they don’t hold a charge and really don’t do a very good job of removing pet hair.

We’ve found the best tool is prevention. We brush Tai during walks. Daily brushing outside makes for much less inside shedding.

How about you? Use comments below to share how you clean up after your pet.


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About the Author: Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, and Norweigian Elkhound, Tai, travels North America in a Type B motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and frustrations of RV life on the road. He is the official on-the-road reporter for the Family Motor Coach Association. a columnist with Family Motor Coaching Magazine and his Roadtreking reports appear in numerous newspapers and publications. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, video editing and all things dealing with technology. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations. .


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  1. Lorraine says:

    We have also had problems with the Dustbuster. Glad it wasn’t just us. I took it back and got a refund. We also use a damp rag to pick up dog hair. It seems to work quite well!

  2. DJ McGohon says:

    We travel with our collie who sheds all the time. We also use the sticky roller on small throw rugs and pillows on the couch. We also have leather. A great sweeper is the Shark electric bagless it is upright and small also great for sand cleanup when at the beach. Love reading your suggestions and blogs. However we do have a motorhome.

  3. Judi Darin says:

    I found out serendipitously that you can use the side of the rubber sole on a flip-flop as a scraper – gets up most of the pet hair.

  4. Arl Williams says:

    I share the E-trek with a golden retriever named Dyson who tends to sleep on the cockpit carpet. In spite of the name Dyson (he follows past canine pals Hoover and Kirby) I bought a corded Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum from Amazon ($25) and it works quite well. It’s basically a soft rubber end piece that functions much like the side of a flip-flop, but with a fairly powerful vacuum attached to it. Next dog could be named Bissell!

  5. Michael says:

    I have a great experience in using Dyson vacuum cleaner, it works great on sucking up the pet hair.

  6. Sharon says:

    A roll of the foamy, rubbery shelf liner that prevents things from sliding around on RV shelves works wonders for wiping dog hair from upholstery.

  7. Morning Star says:

    I use a sponge broom, it is about 10″x1″ with a regular broom handle which could be shortened a little. this sponge just scoots off the hair so easily. I have had it for a long time so I couldn’t tell you where you could find it now but Google knows all,LOL. It is called “The Magnet Broom”. /*

  8. Morning Star says:

    I am sorry it is made by Casabella…..Magnet Broom…../*

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