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Old 03-24-2014, 11:20 PM   #29
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I am curious. What is the name of the product the poster used on his wifes beetle. A sealant that you just spray on while the vehicle is wet and then rinse off would be a lot easier to wax/ seal my rv in my opinion.

To get up to the top of my RV I use my 40 foot off pavement drive scissor lift. Although to be honest in the retracted position it is still tall enough to reach the top from it. But is nice to take all of my stuff up on the lift then when I finish an area just drive it further on down the side of the RV.
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You can spray on ZEP Commercial Floor finisn but it's touchy unless you know how to spray pain. It will run and leave raised streaks if not done right but can look great.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:20 AM   #31
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Personally I wash and wax ours at the S&B currently until Full timing then clean as necessary on the road, yes on the Rejex.
I stop at a self service wash place's were you pull into the bay and get out and use the wand (No cleaners,prespray or there soap). I use my own, Don't use there brushes either , just picture the guy/gal ahead of you and has a rust bucket and uses the brush or the one that just got done 4 wheeling in the mudd. I only use there water. Their all along the highways, make it a lunch stop you clean the wifie can make lunch or vysa-versa. Works for us anyway.
Going to be Full timing by next winter, ? do most Parks/CGs allow you to wax your MH at your site? I suppose you could do that while Boon-docking somewhere? I plan on bring my big Buffer along and buff her out Once in awhile while boon-docking doses anyone else do that?
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If you have clear coat paint, you might want to consider a product that requires only a wet rag and a dry rag to wash most dirt off the rig and restore its shine. Also no wax required or even recommended.

Heavy accumulations of dirt on the surface would still need to be flooded off the surface first. But use no soap during the wash as it will remove the product.

So, pull into your next spot, get a wet towel and a dry towel and walk around your rig washing and wiping. Scratches will not appear.

I do not sell Dri-Wash but you can buy it on the internet from many vendors. Also, their patent has expired so there are knock-off products out there now.

We apply it two times during the year. Our 38' requires about 15oz per year and about 5 hours per application. The cost will be about $20 per year.

We used the product for 4yrs on a 40' boat and for the past 12 yrs on our MH.
I do not use it on our cars as the commercial car wash soap will remove the product.
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I won't let anyone use a pressure washer on the roof. Only bad things can happen (roof leaks). I wash the roof twice a year w/ the soft wash brush and use Dawn detergent.
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In this month issue of Motorhome magazine many folks mentioned they wash their coach at truck stops....many of you have recommended against it.
Lets refresh this topic to elaborate more. It sure is handy to pull in one when on the road.


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. X2 you can't beat Blue Beacon and their everywhere

In the last 5-6 years of my 13 yr old former coach's life it was washed exclusively by Blue Beacon and I was pleased. The new owner of my old coach was very hung up on how beautiful the exterior was. I won't be taking my new one to BB any time soon as I started to enjoy washing it myself again. Down the road I likely will.
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I keep my MH at a storage facility where I don't have access to a water hose. I try to keep some water in the fresh water tank so that I can use a bucket and brush to wash the MH. I have occasionally washed at a campground, but I have always been nervous about this being allowed. What is the correct etiquette at campgrounds? Is it more permissible to use just a bucket instead of a hose?
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The last four rv's have all visited Blue Beacon....
I pride myself on not having washed a car/SUV/Jeep/RV in the last ten years at least

About once a year I also hire someone to do a thorough wax on it ...

looks purty shiny to us (for a 5-6 year old coach)
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If you have clear coat paint, you might want to consider a product that requires only a wet rag and a dry rag to wash most dirt off the rig and restore its shine. Also no wax required or even recommended.

Heavy accumulations of dirt on the surface would still need to be flooded off the surface first. But use no soap during the wash as it will remove the product.

So, pull into your next spot, get a wet towel and a dry towel and walk around your rig washing and wiping. Scratches will not appear.

I do not sell Dri-Wash but you can buy it on the internet from many vendors. Also, their patent has expired so there are knock-off products out there now.

We apply it two times during the year. Our 38' requires about 15oz per year and about 5 hours per application. The cost will be about $20 per year.

We used the product for 4yrs on a 40' boat and for the past 12 yrs on our MH.
I do not use it on our cars as the commercial car wash soap will remove the product.
X2. If the coach has a decent wax job on it, the top 4 or 5 feet, never seems to get that dirty anyhow. I agree with the above,,, get some quick detailer and walk around and clean her up,,, it's not rocket science.
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Way way past my bedtime !! Blue beacon easier!
They will do a complete hand wash if you request one. The Blue Beacon website has a specific RV/motorhome section.
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I used Blue Beacon on my last RV once and some of the markings on the door were washed off. Otherwise I thought they did a good job. However I then read in the manual to avoid commercial truck washes. In my Itasca Sunova manual it is clear and it is probably in the Meridian manual as it is most likely the same brand paint:

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Commercial vehicle wash facilities should be strictly avoided! They will scratch your RV! Truck-style wash centers have high pressure wands that emit higher than necessary water pressures and the brushes are very aggressive. Most truck wash brushes are made from a heavy plastic for durability and are under heavy pressure. They are designed to clean heavy road films on semi trailers and are often dirty. They are not designed for custom painted RVs and they will scratch the clear coat finish. Many times these scratches can penetrate the clear coat finish, possibly causing delamination and/or other paint related issues that are not covered under warranty.

A friend of mine who travels in the winter months said that at several campgrounds they had a people that came around for a fee to wash motor homes. They were self contained and brought their own water with them. While in Florida in March he was at a park that allowed you to wash your coach which he attempted to do and fell from the ladder and ended up with a compound fracture of his lower leg. Which of course got infected, healed up, got re-infected, had the screws removed and is currently on antibiotics from the March incident. So I'm not advocating you clean it yourself but that is an option if you find a park that allows it.

There has been other forum discussions about waterless cleaners which some people have been talking up. That might be an alternative but there are still the same risks as washing it with water yourself. Camping World offers RV washing and most RV dealerships have people or bring in people who detail the motor homes that they sell. Perhaps if your in a campground for a few days the campground would know of someone or a phone call to a nearby dealership could locate a local company that just washes RV's. Many times you will see on the border of the campground map ads for nearby rv repair people, dealerships and people washing motor homes along with restaurants, etc.

There is always somebody that washes cars and would give you a price for washing an motor home. It may cost you a few dollars but Blue Beacon isn't that cheap either.
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