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Old 09-10-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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How to do this?

hey guys. time to wash our 2016 Shasta Oasis 25rs It has no ladder. What products tooks etc and method should i learn from you on how to do this. Advise please

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Old 09-10-2016, 11:45 AM   #2
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You'll probably just have to pad the top of a ladder to lean against the RV to get on the roof.

I just use regular Turtle Wax car wash from Auto Zone and a soft brush on an extension pole to wash the body, an another stiffer brush to wash the roof. Ours has full-body paint so I've never had to wax it.

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Old 09-10-2016, 11:48 AM   #3
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I used an extendable pole with a wide brush that screwed on the end. See HERE. I got it at an RV store.
I used Thetford Premium RV Wash & Wax 96014, 64 oz. There are a lot of brands out there and many are just as good I am sure but I used Thetford for many years.
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Old 09-10-2016, 12:17 PM   #4
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Bought a brush similar to the one Clay L showed except it was blue and bought at Home Depot, extend a pole, and McGuire's car wash from Walmart. Washed the rig and realized it needed deoxidizing.

Did the deoxidizing twice and then waxed with Zep floor wax. Lot's of threads on that here on IRV2. Looks amazing even a year later and water beads off with ease. It was a lot of work but well worth with the results I got. Just take your time and do it right.

Used a ladder I could stand on at the side of the rig to do the waxing and deoxidizing by hand. The extend a pole to wash it.

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Old 09-10-2016, 02:20 PM   #5
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A warning...if you consider using a pressure washer...

Do not spray/hit the window weather seals and/or the edge of dual pane windows...or the vent panels of any appliances... with the stream of the pressure washer.

All the items on the exterior of the typical RV are designed to carry rain water away. But a high pressure or continuous spray can cause problems from flooding to fogged windows.

A detailer did this to our RV.
And the same problem can happen if running an RV through a Truck Wash.

If washing the roof, start there. Because roof run-off will mess-up any clean side walls. If you have a "rubber roof", Murphy's Oil Soap is a good and gentle alternative to expensive specialty soaps or cleaners that will prematurely dry-out the roof.

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Old 09-10-2016, 02:56 PM   #6
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how do I do this

Great thanks for all the good advice and yes I did give thought to running it through a truck wash cuz it seemed easy and quick. Will have to forgo that option. We drove trailer from Seattle and back to Salt Lake and I have a lot of squished bugs, road grime and dirt all over rig. Looks like I have my work cut out for me.
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:23 PM   #7
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I used Amorall wash and wax on the front cap of our 5vr after the first 2700 mile trip... Sure it took some scrubbing,, but it looks great now....
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If you can't do chin ups stay off the roof.

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