Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2016, 08:58 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 350
pretty much got her licked today.......still have to do the top of that front cap but that's it. I'm physically DONE though....what a job this has been. I didn't track my hours in it but I would guess around 20 when all is said and done. I'll be spray waxing it from here on out haha. I used the same method on this that I use on my cars and it looks better than brand new. That white looks wet on it. I didn't clay bar it because frankly that just puts it over the top and was way more work than I'm interested in doing. I did detail it, buffed it with compound, detailed it again, polished it, then buffed the polish out. It'll look great until Wed. when it rains. At least after that I can just wipe it off as not much is going to stick to it right now.
__________________

__________________
0rion is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-23-2016, 09:06 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,494
On our '45 MH the first time it took me several sessions to do it all, but once done it's so easy to keep looking good. I use DWG (Dry Wash N Guard) and have for years. I'm no longer a distributor/dealer for them but I still use the product. Use it on the windows and windshield, pretty much don't need the wipers as rain just beads up and blows off. No water spots for the same reason.
__________________

__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 09:50 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
jfran304's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Posts: 2,490
I've found that using Rejex doesn't require using a buffer and it lasts longer than waxing. Apply it to a section let it dry for 20 minutes and wipe off the excess. It usually takes us 3 days to do the whole coach including the roof, windows and chrome wheel covers. (If we were younger we could do it faster. LOL)

It depends on your weather how long it will last. Our coach is stored outside and we apply a coat in the spring and fall but could probably get away with applying only one coat a year. I also apply a fresh coat to the front before each trip to insure the bugs will wash off easy.

RejeX: Nothing Sticks but the Shine!

Jon
__________________
Jon & Sue Francis (Retired U.S.A.F.)
Lil Girl-Rescued, Abby Rescued, Peaches Rescued
06 Allegro 35TSA Workhorse Chassis
2013 Chevy Spark Dinghy
jfran304 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 10:12 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,030
Blog Entries: 6
I use an extension ladder and use that black pipe foam insulation sold at hardware stores to protect the Motor Home from the ladder rails. Cut in lengths and slip right over the rails.
__________________
'04MA DP, Blue Ox, AFO, 900watts of Solar, Safe-T-Plus, SilverLeaf, Lifetime: SKP & Days End
ByeTheWay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2016, 10:54 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Sunny Az
Posts: 199
the McKees waxes on here works pretty well. I used their sealant then final step wax first time. Then their wash & wax with a brush as needed and it works very well and looks great. I gave some to my brother and he offered to buy me dinner because it was easy for him to use. He used a small buffer with a foam pad and it did a great job on his cap which was oxidized and it looked pretty good when finished. It's not cheap but it was a one step application and then wipe off and it seals the finish. The jury's still out on how quickly it reoxidizes but it still looked good more than 10 weeks after being done in the AZ sun.

The pool noodle on the ladder with the truck bed is a great idea and one I plan on trying.
__________________
3500 Dodge Ram 6.7
Glacier Peak 5er
Skeetsbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 01:51 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3
waxing

I'm starting to get the feeling that not many if any on this string are full timers. I wanted to ask how you carry a ladder or some of the other suggestions you guys/folks have suggested. I'm thinking I don't have room for a ladder. (yep, I'm full timing) but just starting out, so have a huge learning curve I am sure
__________________
rpapworth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 01:57 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,494
I carry a 15.5' telescoping ladder that I got at Home Depot. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Xtend-Cli...785P/203024231
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 01:59 PM   #22
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3
waxing

I'm starting to get the feeling that not many if any on this string are full timers. I wanted to ask how you carry a ladder or some of the other suggestions you guys/folks have suggested. I'm thinking I don't have room for a ladder. (yep, I'm full timing) but just starting out, so have a huge learning curve I am sure
__________________
rpapworth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 02:02 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Craig N Deb's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Huntley,IL
Posts: 542
Years ago my Dad who owned a motorcoach at the time bought me this to put in my building. I said Dad, "what am I ever going to do with this?" He said trust me you are going to need it!
Years after he passed away Deb and I bought our first motorcoach.....guess what......I use this almost every day!! I would be lost without it!
Thanks Dad!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	47562SE.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	30.8 KB
ID:	128193  
__________________
2008 Fleetwood Discovery 40X "Hognest"
2013 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Limited
2004 American Ironhorse Texas Choppe
Craig N Deb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 02:20 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Steve Ownby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cosby, Tn
Posts: 6,397
waxing....there has to be a better way

Quote:
Originally Posted by rpapworth1 View Post
I'm starting to get the feeling that not many if any on this string are full timers. I wanted to ask how you carry a ladder or some of the other suggestions you guys/folks have suggested. I'm thinking I don't have room for a ladder. (yep, I'm full timing) but just starting out, so have a huge learning curve I am sure

Full timers here with 9 years under our wheels. We have carried a collapsible ladder since we started. Bought the 1st in '03 at an RV show. I retired that one last fall & replaced with this:

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Teles...ilpage_o09_s00

Happy with it so far.
__________________
Steve Ownby
Full time since 2007
2003 Monaco Signature
Steve Ownby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 02:29 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 264
I've got the same collapsable ladder. Stores flat under other stuff on one of the slide out trays in the basement. Works well, but watch your fingers when you put it down. It can pinch.
__________________
Jim (NQ5L) & Chris
2007 Monaco Knight 40 PDQ
2011 Jeep Liberty
jrusselltx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 06:24 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig N Deb View Post
Years ago my Dad who owned a motorcoach at the time bought me this to put in my building. I said Dad, "what am I ever going to do with this?" He said trust me you are going to need it!
Years after he passed away Deb and I bought our first motorcoach.....guess what......I use this almost every day!! I would be lost without it!
Thanks Dad!!!
love these stories.....I have a lot of stuff my dad owned. A few of them I really take pride in using. I have a long screwdriver of his that's bent like nobody's business. I'm going to guess from him using it as a pry bar instead of a screwdriver. I purposely use that thing from time to time just because it reminds me of him.

Another one that I haven't quite found a use for is a tool he "made" to draw the fluid out of the tubes on old projection type tv's. It's caustic nasty stuff so you don't want it on you. He took mom's turkey baster and taped a mcdonalds straw into the end of it. Mom lost a turkey baster out of the deal but I gained a lifetime of memories from it and plan on passing that one down to my son at some point. It currently resides mounted on the wall of my garage. I always get a kick out of it when someone asks what it is. I tell them it's a fluid extraction device.
__________________

__________________
0rion is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Life Gets Better and Better Saltydog44 Entegra Owner's Forum 1 12-15-2015 04:44 PM
Jake brake: Better, but how much better? Roamin Mike Class A Motorhome Discussions 17 11-28-2015 10:44 PM
Is there a "good way" & a "better way" to ..... patterbery Full-Timers 13 11-09-2014 07:18 PM
Bryce Caynon report - better late than better. gazingm42 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11 07-07-2014 05:06 PM
There must be a better way. gripper Class A Motorhome Discussions 28 07-11-2012 10:28 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.