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Old 08-26-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Hi All!
My husband and I have bought a 2006 30RSO Excel and are hoping to go full time by Jan...if I get the house sold. So the 5th is sitting and waiting to go and is getting mighty dirty waiting! Can you tell me what cleaning products, regiments, etc you have found to be useful and successful? Thanks for any help!
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:03 PM   #2
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Hi All!
My husband and I have bought a 2006 30RSO Excel and are hoping to go full time by Jan...if I get the house sold. So the 5th is sitting and waiting to go and is getting mighty dirty waiting! Can you tell me what cleaning products, regiments, etc you have found to be useful and successful? Thanks for any help!
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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Hi loralie First welcome to the Excel family and forum. I use a product I get at Camping World and they call it a waterless cleaner because you don't have to wash it down with a hose you dry it with a towel. You can use this in all campgrounds. Also wash the truck the same way. Then I use Protect-All to finish. This is a wipe on wipe off product and very easy on the arms and leaves a good finish.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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Hi Loralie,

Welcome to the Excel Family. We look forward to earing about your experiences.

I use general RV wash in a bucket & follow up using "Wax as you dry" by Eagle Product. Works well in all campgrounds and leaves the unit sparkling. I also use RainX on the windows to keep the rain off. They clean up nicely.

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Old 08-26-2008, 04:30 PM   #5
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I also use the "waterless cleaner" when I'm camping. Does a surprisingly good job on black streaks. At home I usually use whatever I have for the cars. Probably Maguires (I think that is how it is spelled). Some products sold as RV specific ought to read "You can buy better, but you can't pay more for it".
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:18 AM   #6
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This is not an ad but rather a testimonial.

A friend turned me on to ReNew 3000 and I will not use anything else again. Obviously any heavy dirt must be washed off first, but this is a dry cleaner. What I like best is that it leave a protective wax finish. No second time around the rig. Just have plenty of rags/towels around. You'll be surprised how much dirt will come off, including those pesky black steaks.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:51 AM   #7
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Our Excel has yet to see water (except when it rains, of course ). For day-to-day cleaning, we use Allbrite Drywash & Shine which contains a polymer resin and carnauba wax.

Once a year, we use RV Tech, an acrylic polish and polymer sealant.
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We use Envy, another but probably one of the best waterless wash and polish products out there. It also has a UV inhibitor to prevent oxidation from the sun and helps greatly with ozone. It is so easy and the protection will last a good year if you fail to do it again for awhile. We use it inside and out, even on the glass and rubber or plastic trims.
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I use Murphy's Oil soap. I mix it in a bucket of water, about 3 capfulls, and wipe/wash my camper down with a microfiber towel. It leave no streaks and seems to repel dirt. It is also recommended for my TPO roof.
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Full Timer's Choice by Camco makes a product called RV Wash and Shine, or something like that.

It is a normal soap on, rinse off kind of stuff, but it leaves a waxy feel and a nice shine.
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Lots of different products to use based on the input. I can only add that we never use a brush on the exterior of the motorhome. We only use good microfiber towels.
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Loralie,
As you know, we RV'ers are an opinionated bunch and what works for one may not satisfy another. We've had great results with The Camco "Full Timer's Choice RV Waterless Wash-n-Wax" .

One 16oz can will normally be enough for our 35MKO.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Camco "Full Timer's Choice RV Waterless Wash-n-Wax" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I tried the above and liked it. I bought 2 more cans 2 months ago and the aerosol ran out on one of them before I covered 2 feet of the MH. Tried the other can and it was terrible. I had to use a compound to remove it. Bad batch? QC gone downhill?
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