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Old 04-29-2014, 04:28 PM   #1
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2003 Holiday Rambler Traveler 26RB Cleaning Help (Exterior)

Uncle bought this a few years ago for a traveling and Mardi Gras use in Mobile Alabama. Since gas spiked he has done very little traveling, but thats going to change as we start going to football games. We have been working on cleaning the inside and getting it ready to tailgate since it sits quite a bit, but are not having much luck cleaning the finish on the outside. Some spots look clean, but other areas are staying a bit dingy.

The problematic part is not the "painted" area but the lighter colored upper portions that have an odd RV type finish (not sure how to describe it). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

As far as the RV, its been great when we have used it (has the Ford 460). I was able to pick up a gas powered golf cart for free and intend on getting a trailer to tow it to games and Mardi Gras.


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Old 04-29-2014, 04:32 PM   #2
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Here is a good image of what it looks like


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Old 04-29-2014, 05:01 PM   #3
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Nice looking MH. Many of us have had luck with using Zep High Traffic Floor Finish. It's an acrylic coating that lasts longer than any wax and easy to apply once the surface has been prepped. You can do a search on the forum for lots of information about Zep and the identical product, now discontinued called Red Max #3 floor finish.

To clean the fiberglas panels of your RV, I use a bucket of water with TSP (trisodium Phosphate) and a scotch pad (**Non-Scratch Scour Pad) and Barkeepers Friend powder. I wet down the side I'm washing, then wet pad in bucket/TSP, sprinkle a little BKF on pan, and gently clean surface of the RV. Rinse and wipe dry. When dry, apply Zep with microfiber cloth and rubber gloves. Be careful not to drip, a number of thin coats is much better than trying to lay it on thick. It will drip and run if you're not careful. By the time you get all the way around, have a beverage then start coat #2. Repeat.

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Old 04-29-2014, 10:01 PM   #4
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Holiday Rambler Traveler is the same as a Monaco Safari Trek. We have a 2003 Trek model 2810 on the Workhorse chassis. There were a few made on the Ford F53 with the V-10. Treks/Travelers have the space-saving Magic Bed.

Check out Trek Tracks forum for all kinds of info on Treks/Travelers. Trek Tracks has brochures for all the Treks from 1991 - 2008.

You might even be interested in the SE Trek Fun Club.

Traveler has all aluminum sides and roof. I need to wax my coach again. But otherwise I just wash it regularly. The counsel on rubbing and then wax treatment sounds the right thing.
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Yeah, bed is cool, and you are right its a V10. It'll be mine one day so I have been reading up on it. My uncle got it in 2006 and did a good bit of travelling, but then slacked off because of the gas pricing. It'll be fun to get it cleaned up and put around 1000 miles on it a month going to FSU football games.
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