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Old 07-15-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
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RV Wax Services ?

I've waxed my coach once a year in the 9 years I've owned it. I've cleaned and treated the rubber roof several times. This is hard work and I want to add these chores to the growing list of things I am now willing to pay someone else to do. I've had no luck finding anyone locally so now I'm hoping to find someone on my route as I head east and south in the Fall.

I'd appreciate hearing recommendations from any satisfied customers out there. Thanks!

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Old 07-16-2015, 11:21 AM   #2
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I here you on that one rvjimzhr. It is for sure a task that isn't appreciated by anyone, but the coach. I contiue doing my own at this point, but the day will come when I would like to have someone do it for us.
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It's funny how life is. You start off with more time and less money. So you do everything you can. Then you end up with less time than money, and it is worth it to pay someone to do some things. Then eventually you run out of body, and have to pay someone to do it.
wish I knew someone to steer you towards. i just reached the less time than money stage.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:32 AM   #4
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Check with a campground near you. Many have authorized outside rv wash/wax services to do business on their property. Many of these services will be willing to come to you to do the work.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:49 AM   #5
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Or rv dealers in the area that can steer you to independents...

I found one on Groupon and he's good !
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and. as the last pic shows, I didn't even know I had a chrome outlet on the exhaust - he must have spent an hour on that mess - now it sparkles !
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You havent lived until you wax and buff a 40 ft sail boat on the hard.
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My situation is quite similar to that of the OP. I hand waxed for 11 years and then decided to pay someone else to do the job which seemed to get bigger each year. It has been my experience that Yuma AZ has the cheapest prices in the country for hand waxing of RVs. Surrounding areas like Phoenix and Quartzsite AZ also have affordable solutions. To date I have not paid over 200 bucks for hand waxing of my 40' motorhome. I know of RVers that have fallen off a ladder doing work to their rig. The medical cost far exceeded the 200 dollars, not to mention discomfort and changed plans. There comes a time when you pick and choose your battles.
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I have my local RV center do it when doing the annual servicing. I've also had local people from various RV resorts (they recommended them) do it in different states. The only problem I've run into is they weren't available while we were there, so at the next place we stayed, had it waxed there. Pricing varies, I've paid from $150 for wash and spay waxing to $450 for wash and 2 coats hand waxing. Just depends on time and $$ available. Good luck with finding someone. Might be a good idea to start a thread with listings in different areas. My 2 cents..
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Thanks for all the comments! I agree NMRVer....If everyone who COULD recommend here a good, trustworthy "hand waxer" WOULD do so......
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Originally Posted by rvjimzhr View Post
....I'm hoping to find someone on my route as I head east and south in the Fall.

I'd appreciate hearing recommendations from any satisfied customers out there. Thanks!

Ummm... Let's try to narrow this down a bit. If you want recommendations, maybe you could give some general idea of regions you might be in. There's an awful lot of east and south southeast of Oregon.

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Old 07-16-2015, 07:46 PM   #11
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Well I wasn't thinking so much of me in that last post as I was of others scattered around the country but.........I go east from Oregon and then south to TX or I go south thru NV into AZ and then to the Rio Grande Valley....annually in Sept. So I'd benefit from suggestions in many states in the West, Central and Southwest. I spend more time off interstates than I do on and enjoy meandering.
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I have an auto detailer will do this service. Give some a call and tell them what you have.
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Have tried a couple different "people/services" for a wash and wax over the past couple years, always seems to be between $150-$200. Have been very dissapointed in the results. I really, really, really dislike washing and waxing my rig, but find that paying for an overall poor job upsets me more than my hatred for doing it myself.

Have 2 very good buddys that own car dealerships and both of them have turned me onto companines that perform this service, bet I have tried 4 or 5 of them now. I use the term companies very loosly, usually just a guy who has a couple of Mexican laborers. All of these companies are so concerned with getting done fast, so they can get onto another job, that they end up doing such a poor job.

The wisdom I have gained from this process is this, ask whomever you use, how long they think it will take them to complete the job. If they say 2 hours or a couple hours, just say no thanks and find somoene else. To do it right, no matter how many workers are present, it takes a minimum 4 hours, and usually 5 to 6 hours.

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DegoRed I understand what you're saying. I won't mind paying, what I formerly believed was, an outrageous $$ amount for that hand-wax job. It's no longer outrageous. And I don't expect the person to spend the amount of time I did, though it would be nice. BUT I won't be happy paying for a half-assed job. So I'll keep looking.

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