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Old 06-21-2016, 08:09 AM   #15
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ZIP Wash and Wax by Turtle Wax by bucket and telescopic pole brush. RV,cars and boat for years.

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Old 06-21-2016, 08:58 AM   #16
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I take mine to a local (about 3 miles) coin-operated car wash. They have a roofless stall that makes washing it from top-to-bottom relatively easy. I take it there about once a month.
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:25 PM   #17
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I also use Dawn to wash the rig. I bought a new Peerless deionizer that really works well, you can soap it down then rinse with the Peerless and never have to dry it. You can also do it in full sun! It doesn't leave any water spots. This saves me about 65% of the time I used to Squeege and dry. I way once a year by hand takes all day.Regards
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:58 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by ArmandV View Post
I take mine to a local (about 3 miles) coin-operated car wash. They have a roofless stall that makes washing it from top-to-bottom relatively easy. I take it there about once a month.
I haven't been able to find a car wash near me that is tall enough to do that. I end up washing the coach once a month in the drive way. It's not that hard to do, but we have hard water and I have to dry it to keep the water spots off and that is a bigger PITA. I usually end up putting a coat of Turtle Wax Ice on it after washing to get rid of the water spots I miss or that dry up before I can wipe them off.
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:13 AM   #19
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When washing I will use a quality soap made for automobile finishes and waxes. Many dishsoaps are too harsh and will also wash the wax off. Mequires has been my soap of choice for past few years. This is followed with a rinse with DI water to leave a spot free surface. Waxing once a year.
With thay being said I just tried Aero Wash Wax All this past weekend. This is a waterless cleaner and goes on very easy and little effort to clean and wipe off. The results were great, I did the entire coach including roof, windows and wheels.
If coach is not overly dirty this is a very easy method to get the coach looking shiny and new.
I will continue my normal washing routine but may now do the Aero treatment every couple months and as a touchup while on the road.
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:43 PM   #20
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I'm fortunate to have a car wash near my home that washes RVs for $2.50/ft. They usually have four guys work on it at once, and they're done in under two hours. Beats the heck out of doing it myself, and they do a darned fine job. The only drawback is that they only do RVs Monday-Thursday, as they're too busy on the weekend days.

Don't know what they charge for waxing, but I will probably have them do it next time I have the coach washed. Even if it's triple the price of just the wash it'll be worth it.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:17 PM   #21
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We go the "old school" route ... weather permitting - we hand wash our coach using Meguiars' Deep Crystal Wash. I man the long handled brush ... DW mans the hose to rinse and point out the spots I missed.

If the weather is too cold to be playing with water (like after an early spring trip back from Florida) ... we'll hit the local truck wash. They don't do as good a job as we do ourselves ... BUT, they do a decent job at getting the road grime and salt off and can do it all year round.

Once a year we conduct what has fondly come to be known as "Wax Weekend" - during which we hand wash the coach, polish the aluminum wheels with Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish, RainX all the windows, treat the canvas with 303 Fabric Guard and finally, hand wax the beast from tip to tail with Mequiars Cleaner/Wax using the time honored technique seen in the video below.

This year "Wax Weekend" fell on Father's day weekend - you can see the results here on our website. Wax Weekend usually ends up being a 22+ hour effort - during which I enlist whatever outside help I can muster (I own a couple of kids that owe me in a BIG way!) This year's results were stellar. The beast shines like mirror - evidenced by the way that everything around the coach (my van, the ladders, the school) can be seen in the reflection on the sides of the coach. I couldn't be happier with the results!

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Old 06-27-2016, 08:48 PM   #22
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I'll wash my MH myself using Meguiars auto wash and a telescoping brush made for washing. But as far as the waxing I have a detailer come in and do that part of the job for me. I do use Rejex on the front as it works great for bugs.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:16 AM   #23
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Soap, Water, Brush, Elbow Grease

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Wash n wax

Had motorhome vinyl wrapped so only wipe with 303 protectant every other month,easy.
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Two words...BLUE BEACON.

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Two words...BLUE BEACON.

I tried this option for the first time ever at the end of our last trip. I LIKE IT!!!!!!! Motorhome ownership is supposed to be relaxing.
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I use Gelgloss on the whole coach
Gets the bugs, we kill a lot of bugs, and any black streaks.
Heavy dirt I use a car or boat soap in between
Good coat of boat wax in the fall
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We used Beats-em-all which is carnauba wax without fillers. We hired a 13 year old and 16 year old. It took 2 bottles at $16 and 6 hours with supervision. coach looks like new!

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