If you think leaf blowers are just for blowing leaves into piles to easily pick up, you’re wrong! We originally packed our leaf blower into our RV’s basement for a work-camping job. It didn’t take long to discover many other handy ways that the leaf blower helped us as we traveled in our RV.
Here are a few ideas for more ways to use leaf blowers:
- The leaf blower easily gets rid of small sticks, leaves, and other debris on top of the slide-outs. We use the blower each time we retract our slides. The same goes for the awning. A quick blast of the leaf blower and dust, spider webs, and more are gone! Ditto for your outside patio mat and/or toy hauler deck. A leaf blower works much easier (and quicker) than a broom.
- Use a leaf blower to clear dust, leaves, and more from the bed of your truck. (Be sure to remove loose items first!)
- A light covering of snow is no match for a leaf blower. Use it to clear the windshield and get on the road sooner. A leaf blower will remove that green pollen haze on your windshield, too.
- Use the leaf blower to dry your newly washed vehicle. Start at the top and blow downward, back and forth, for no spots or streaks.
- Parked under a tree? Use the leaf blower to clear your roof of acorns, pine needles, and other debris.
- Can’t figure out how to sweep out your basement storage area? Remove all of the basement items and then use the leaf blower to completely remove dirt, sawdust, sand, and any other detritus from the storage bay.
- Always wear safety protection: earplugs, dust mask, goggles, and gloves.
- Make sure no children or pets are nearby. The leaf blower can potentially hurt a passerby as it kicks up dust, rocks, and sticks.
- Always let the leaf blower’s engine cool down before refueling. This will prevent gas vapors from igniting if they contact a hot engine.
- If your leaf blower has several power settings, always choose the lowest setting possible. A powerful blower can easily damage frayed or degraded materials. Experiment first with a low-setting mode before proceeding.
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