Thursday, March 24, 2016

A tale of two brooms

Owning a motorhome is fun but it does involve some cleaning.   Going in and out and having the beagle shedding fur constantly means we need a good broom.  There is really not lots of space to store one so we started a search for a collapsible one.

Our first shot was a Camco broom that I found at Walmart.  It was $12.00. It worked very well as a brush.  The handle extended out long enough to be used as a broom.  It has a major problem.  The head will not lock into place.  It locks in the shape below.  It stays locked when straight out.  But it will not stay at 90 degrees so it can't be used very well as a broom.   It is still in the Fuse, the dustpan works well, but a broom,  it is not.

The second try was this $23.00 broom from Amazon:

This is a standard broom with a collapsable handle.  The head stays in one position.  The bristles are soft and pick up fur and everything else.  Seems pretty solid and works well.  Sand, leaves and normal things that get on the floor are not a problem for this broom.  The bristles are not designed for scrubbing since they are soft.  It is not going to get stuck on things off but I probably should not be using a broom for that anyhow. 


  1. I am really enjoying your blog! My husband and I have fallen in love with the Fuse 23T. Whether or not we end up buying one remains to be seen but in the meantime your blog has been very helpful as I can't find much in the way of comments on message boards from your fellow Fuse owners. A bit about us: we are Prius owners who have never driven a motorhome - other than for a test drive in an RV dealership parking lot. We test drove a class C with the big bed over the cab (not a good choice for us as it's just the two of us). That said, your description of driving your new Fuse is definitely encouraging!

  2. I hope what I write helps people make their decisions and provides more info for a informed decision. What works for me may not work for you which is why there are so many choices. find what you think will work for you and go for it.

    Remember that the Fuse is a brand new model. I am guessing I bought the first 23a in the South East that was sold so I am definitely am early adopter.

  3. Don your first broom is just like the one we use. The black circle on the right of the photo can be pushed in thereby releasing the hair end to give a more up right angle for you handle. The handle itself is twist telescoping. This should give you a full length broom.