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Old 11-04-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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Best Price for the "Best" RV Wash Kit

I'm thinking it's probably smart not to use the brush wash kit I've used on
previous motorhomes. What I hear is that lambswool should be used in-
stead. I've done some research on the subject, but would appreciate hear-
ing what owners of coaches similar to mine are using. Anyone found a
great price on the "best" RV wash kit, which I assume includes lambswool?
I'd be interested in the extension pole, as well. Thanks!
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I just use the swobbit sheepskin and pole with the EZ Jet water cannon with soap dispenser. I then use the CR Spotless for rinsing. No other way to say it other than it's still a lot of work!
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:36 PM   #3
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Hi hugh37,
Wash?
My coach is 10+ years old with 100K miles and never been washed. The outside of the coach is cleaned with Speed Shine® One Gallon, 4-Pack - Griot's Garage and a bunch of terry cloth bath towels. I receive compliments all the time about how the coach looks brand new. I clean the exterior about 4 times a year. The front has a bra on it. So the painted surface is cleaned just before the bra goes on.
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Following information gathered here on this forum, I purchased, for my new RV, cleaning supplies from Mary Moppins at www.goclean.com. She has all of the products that you need/want to keep your coach in showroom condition.


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Old 11-04-2015, 06:59 PM   #5
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I have always been happy with wash supplies from Swobbit - Quality cleaning products for boat and RV maintenance.

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Old 11-04-2015, 07:05 PM   #6
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X3 on the swobbit. After going thru 4 pads from Mary Robbins I purchased the swobbit at 1/2 the price and it lasts 4x as long!


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I use the lambs wool and extension pole that Newmar sells at the parts store but you still need to be careful. I would use the two bucket method to rinse your lambs wool in a rinse bucket before dipping it back into the soap bucket. I also use those plastic strainers in the bottom of each 5 gallon bucket so any dirt particles sink to the bottom so you don't pick them up in your lambs wool. Sounds kind of anal but I spent five weeks buffing all of the cob web scratches off the motorhome so I don't want them back on it again. I think the paint/clearcoat also seems a little soft on my motorhome compared to other rv's/cars I have owned. I also use the Spotless deionization system for rinsing to eliminate water spots.
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Hi hugh37,
Wash?
My coach is 10+ years old with 100K miles and never been washed. The outside of the coach is cleaned with Speed Shine® One Gallon, 4-Pack - Griot's Garage and a bunch of terry cloth bath towels. I receive compliments all the time about how the coach looks brand new. I clean the exterior about 4 times a year. The front has a bra on it. So the painted surface is cleaned just before the bra goes on.
Thank you for this link Gary,
I have been using Waterless products for 3-4 years. I find it a whole lot easier than a regular wash and more convenient. I can wash my coach in the garage without any mess and it looks great.
I have been having trouble finding a good product at a decent price. Will give this one a whirl.
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:28 AM   #9
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Great responses! Waterless? Certainly a method I'll consider. The
Swobbit vs. the lambswool appears a moneysaver and equally does the
job? Again, thanks. hugh37
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We have used this with good results: Aircraft RV Cleaner Waterless Wash Wax Detailing Products Supplies
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I bought their package at the Nashville rally. I've used it twice so far and find the results are very good. I can't believe how little of the wash/wax product is actually used while cleaning our 43' coach. I guestimate maybe $1.50 worth of the concentrate.
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I bought the Mary Moppins lambs wool wash pad and pole. When you call her number, she answers the phone and is great to talk to. She told me I could stop by her place in Portland to buy products and they would help me wash my coach while there.

Newmar apparently met with her and they set up the product line that Newmar recommends for their coaches.
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X2 on the Aero Cosmetics wash/wax waterless products. They also have the best mop pole and mop combo that I have ever used. It is expensive but it has a unique mechanism to extend out to approx. 9 ft. With little effort and locking point every 6 inches. It has replaced all my other extension poles. The micro fiber mop head is large and 2 sided...one for "wet" use and the other for dry use. It has worked well for me. I will never use a brush on the fiberglass surface of my coach.
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X3 on the swobbit. After going thru 4 pads from Mary Robbins I purchased the swobbit at 1/2 the price and it lasts 4x as long!


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X4 on Swobbit. Use the real lambswool, not the synthetic. And, I use Johnson's Baby Shampoo. Squirt some in the bottom of the bucket, put the hose on it so it foams and suds up real well, slop it on. Recommended by my manufacturer. Works great. Half a bottle usually washes all 42 ft.. Water blade. Done. 1 1/2 hours max.

Be careful if you use any waterless wash. If you have a lot of dirt and grime on the clear coat you can scratch it with the rag when you're wiping it off. You will leave "swirls". Works great if you just have a very light coating of dust/dirt.

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