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Old 06-20-2016, 11:49 AM   #1
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How does everyone wash and wax their rv's

Looking at buying the Pinnacle Foam wash gun. Is there something better or equivalent to this product ?
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I wash mine with buckets of soap and an extendable brush.

Wax it with a good wax on a step ladder by hand. Takes a couple days.
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I call a guy and then his guys wash and wax it while I watch from the lounger with a cool drink
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We just moved from full-timing to not quite full-timing. Keeping the rig washed & waxed was a bit of a challenge. Prior to full-timing I would wash the entire coach after a trip, then wax 1/3 of it. And leave the wax on. Prior to the next trip I would wash the entire coach, removing the wax. Worked very well. Most of the parks we stay at do not allow you to wash your own coach. Instead (& I usually got permission) I would 'sponge bathe' a small section of the coach, then use one of the waterless wash/wax products on the market. With some imagination, there are a lot of ways to address the issue. For instance, a couple of times we arrived at a very nice park that charges extra if you arrive early. I used the fresh water tank (that needed emptying/refreshing anyway) as a source of wash water in an adjacent large parking lot. Another time, we had just arrived at a very nice park in drought stricken So Cal. I told our escort what I was going to do. No problem. Before extending the slides, I once again used the fresh water tank as a water source to sponge bathe the coach. Another employee came by ready to chastise me. I pointed out that the slides were not deployed nor was the water hooked up. Explained I was using fresh water that needed dumping anyway. He thought that was pretty creative. And perfectly okay.
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I have been using Waterless products for a few years. Recently, I ran across this one and found it to be an excellent product and much less costly than others on the market.
For typical road grime, I use it without any pre rinse. If the coach is muddy, I will pre rinse to remove the heavy stuff and then go with the EcoSmart.
I use Micro Fibre towels as directed and just rinse them out in my big sink in the garage with water and Dawn soap.
Leaves a nice shine. I have given up using wax altogether. That's the lazy side of me talking.

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BTW, one gallon of concentrate mixes to 16 gallons of usable product. One gallon of mixed product will do my coach two to three times.
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How does everyone wash and wax their rv's?

"Hey honey, the motorhome's looking a little shabby. How about you give it a bit of cleaning?"






When I come to, and feel up to driving again, I take it to some college kids near here that do auto detailing. They charge $99 to do a 24' Class C.

It costs more than that in pain relievers to do it myself.
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We wash it in the driveway using Dawn dish washing soap as needed to get all of the road grease/oils off and then apply Rejex 2 times a year. If we had an inside place to apply the Rejex we could probably get away with applying it once a year.
We apply it in the spring and fall when the temperature isn't too hot or cold and do the shady side.


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I wash mine with buckets of soap and an extendable brush.

Wax it with a good wax on a step ladder by hand. Takes a couple days.

I do it this way also.
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Bucket, soap, very soft brush and extendable painter's pole. We wax twice a year by hand with a synthetic wax and most filth just rinses off. If you use dish soap you'll need to reapply wax, but not with most car soaps. It takes my wife and I about 3 hrs start to finish. We use a medium brush and soap on the roof once a year.
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I've used Dry Wash N Guard since about 2004, does a great job and lasts about a year between applications even stored outside. Can be sprayed on in full sun and even left that way for weeks with no problems. Did our '02 Dutch Star in full sun in Yuma. Water just runs off and I do all the glass with it, even the windshield, don't need the wipers even here in the Pacific NW.
And I no longer am associated with them, now just a satisfied customer.
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Looking at buying the Pinnacle Foam wash gun. Is there something better or equivalent to this product ?

I use a foam attachment from Home Depot just plugs on my pressure washer. $12 works great.

Otherwise it's buckets and long handled utensils.

I will comment I bought one of those 6' break down scaffolds and it's beyond awesome compared to ladder work. Sets up in 5 min, height adjustable, and allows me to work on a (approx) 6'x3' platform. Set up at about 5' or so and I can work comfortably at full wall height and no concerns about a fall.

Breaks down and I have 2 bicycle hooks on the wall I can hang the broken down scaffold there out of the way. Maybe about 8" thick when on the wall.
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