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Old 10-17-2017, 12:24 AM   #1
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Cleaning Products Question

I would appreciate any info on what products members use for washing the exterior of their painted RW. Also, has anyone heard of or used a dry cleaning product for the exterior? The RW owner who is at the park where we're staying told my husband that Walmart sells such a product and that they've used it with good results.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:54 AM   #2
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I use Turtle wax car wash soap to wash. For Waxing I use a spay on 3M wax that easily wipes on and leaves a UV protective coat. Been using this combo for 3 years and looks as good as new.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:22 AM   #3
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Are you sure it's a Dry Cleaning Solution, or did he mean one of several so called "Dry Wash" Products. They allow you to wash a car, truck, or RV without using water.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:32 AM   #4
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Are you sure it's a Dry Cleaning Solution, or did he mean one of several so called "Dry Wash" Products. They allow you to wash a car, truck, or RV without using water.
That's what I was talking about, dry wash that allows you to wash with no water. Wasn't sure what to call it.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:22 AM   #5
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We have the Set-up that they were selling at the Rally. It works OK, but once you get the Pole extended to reach the Top of the Front Cap, you can't put much pressure on the cleaning head. At least it allows you to get most of the bugs off the Front without violating the CG rules.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:40 AM   #6
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Wash-Wax All is a real good product.. I use it on my RW in between washes ..Check out their stuff, no need for water and looks good when done.
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:21 AM   #7
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You can use whatever products you would use on your car/truck, the RWs are painted using automotive paint. I use Turtle Wax soap mixed 50/50 with McGuires soap, it doesn't remove the wax & leaves it nice & shiney.
The BEST product I've found is the guy they recommend at the park office.
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:38 PM   #8
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Lol - I agree with Danny. I've found as I get older that the local recommended wash/wax service has a lot of merit. I've also found that they are much cheaper in a bigger city area as there are more of them and more competition.

Last time we were at Lazy Days I got both coach waxed and truck detailed for $350. Found that pretty hard to pass up. Full hand wax on both.
Can get same at Cherry Hill in College Park MD by D.C.
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The last wash I paid for was $80 ($2 per foot) last season where we workkamped & Roland Glover (fellow RW owner) & I got them washed/hand waxed a couple seasons ago in Yuma for $125 each & they did an awesome job.
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The last wash I paid for was $80 ($2 per foot) last season where we workkamped & Roland Glover (fellow RW owner) & I got them washed/hand waxed a couple seasons ago in Yuma for $125 each & they did an awesome job.

Danny.........send those folks to Indiana! I got a quote from Tiara RV 5 years ago at about $400. for wash and wax. This summer, another mobile RV service quoted me $700. for wash and wax. Needless to say, I turned down both!!!

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In .CA I pay 200.00 for trailer and 60.00 for the truck
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In .CA I pay 200.00 for trailer and 60.00 for the truck
For overpriced California that's not a bad deal! Is that wash/wax? If so that's a great deal.
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Danny.........send those folks to Indiana! I got a quote from Tiara RV 5 years ago at about $400. for wash and wax. This summer, another mobile RV service quoted me $700. for wash and wax. Needless to say, I turned down both!!!

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A park in the Texas hill country recommended a guy & quoted me $1000 to wash & hand wax, his insurance wouldn't allow them on the roof, so basically 1/2 washed, I laughed & said "hell no", but he did 6-8 others in that park while we were there.
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For overpriced California that's not a bad deal! Is that wash/wax? If so that's a great deal.
Yes sir
I have the trailer done spring and fall. Truck more often
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A park in the Texas hill country recommended a guy & quoted me $1000 to wash & hand wax, his insurance wouldn't allow them on the roof, so basically 1/2 washed, I laughed & said "hell no", but he did 6-8 others in that park while we were there.
Apparently more money than brains
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I use Blue Beacon on our coach, and did on the redwood, and the previous 5'er and the previous TT - I take pride in saying I've not washed an rv in 25 years
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You can send them to Calif too. Looks like Indiana is as high priced as CA. Last year we got our 9.5 ft camper washed and detailed at the cost of $400.
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Yes sir
I have the trailer done spring and fall. Truck more often
Northern or Southern CA?
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Thanks. Wish they were in Sac area. After this long trip our RW needs a good going over.
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