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Old 08-04-2011, 11:55 AM   #15
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We also use Turtle Liquid Wash. Since we camp alot at public campgrounds (where we can't free-run a hose) we often use the bucket and extendable brush method. Really simple way to clean. If you want to see a wash in action I have pics on the blog here.

For waxing we like RejeX (once/year) and ProtectAll the rest of the time.

There are dry-wash compounds out there, but I haven't tried them.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:17 PM   #16
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I also like to look at things up close so I do it myself. I also have the Mr. Clean Dry Machine, but I cannot find them any more as Proctor and Gamble stopped manufacturing them. It is also becoming more difficult to obtain the soap, which contains a polymer base, and using their filter system comes spot free. Any good filter system that makes the water softer, and a fine, fine spray should give a spotless dry time.

I never use a brush of any kind, except on the roof. A brush "may" leave tiny scratches. Walmart has a 12 inch round microfiber cloth on an extension rod. I just barely am able to reach the upper side of the MH. It comes with a window scrubber and squeegee for doing the front windshield (or other windows.)

For those after dry streaks that emanate from mirrors, windows, refer vents, etc., I use Turtle Wax Detailer. It removes the telltale water streaks.

There are also microfiber mitts and cloths.

Wash all microfiber items that you use in a washing machine to get rid of any remaining grit. i sometimes change the head on the wand half way through the washing of the MH, depending how dirty it is.

If you would like to practices, my MH is presently available after a 4000 mile trip. I would be willing to sit, sip, and supervise (three S's)
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:30 PM   #17
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I bought one of these Amazon.com: Gilmour 75QGFMR Foamaster Adjustable Multi Ratio Cleaning Gun: Patio, Lawn & Garden to replace my 5 gallon bucket and soapy water. I use a pepto bismol colored wash and wax product. The wash and wax does a great job anyway and this sprayer makes it a little simpler, spray rig , brush it and rinse. I can wash the MoHo in about 20 minutes. I do use more soap but it is only $3.00 a gallon. I wax with Mequiars RV once a year and the front and back twice.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:14 PM   #18
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I just came North thru Kentucky on US 23 in 2 days of solid rain. What a mess. I carry a small 1100psi power washer, a 1 gal pressure spayer 1 0nce of car wash and water, a bucket of car wash and a long handle pole with a wash mitton on the end. Using water from fresh water tank I rinse one side then spray with soap and swab with mitt. I rinse with pressur washer and dry with shammy on long pole. Can use generator or inverter to power washer. about 1 hour for 33ft rv.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:00 PM   #19
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Brushes will scratch full body paint. As others have suggested above, use a Swobbitt tool. It works great for washing -- washing mit on a long handle. I also use Turtle Wax liquid soap from Wally World.

I have one of those Mr Clean gizmos which I use to rinse with de-ionized water. They really work! I hope I can still get the cartidges -- results in a spot free rinse.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:13 AM   #20
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I also like to look at things up close so I do it myself. I also have the Mr. Clean Dry Machine, but I cannot find them any more as Proctor and Gamble stopped manufacturing them. It is also becoming more difficult to obtain the soap, which contains a polymer base, and using their filter system comes spot free. Any good filter system that makes the water softer, and a fine, fine spray should give a spotless dry time.

I never use a brush of any kind, except on the roof. A brush "may" leave tiny scratches. Walmart has a 12 inch round microfiber cloth on an extension rod. I just barely am able to reach the upper side of the MH. It comes with a window scrubber and squeegee for doing the front windshield (or other windows.)

For those after dry streaks that emanate from mirrors, windows, refer vents, etc., I use Turtle Wax Detailer. It removes the telltale water streaks.

There are also microfiber mitts and cloths.

Wash all microfiber items that you use in a washing machine to get rid of any remaining grit. i sometimes change the head on the wand half way through the washing of the MH, depending how dirty it is.

If you would like to practices, my MH is presently available after a 4000 mile trip. I would be willing to sit, sip, and supervise (three S's)
Thanks WayneM. But I'll pass on yours, I'll get plenty of practice doing mine.
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I just ordered a dry wash product from washwax.com looks like a perfect solution for wash at campgrounds and in garage without water.
I just got done with the red max pro thing about 2 weeks ago. I took it out it rained of course got all dirty. I've been looking for something like this, and once I get it and use it I will report back how it went.
I am on oxygen, and it takes me twice as long to do anything, and I can't work out in the cold. I can do this the garage I have it stored in.
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I agree with Pusherman...DO NOT USE A BRUSH is will cause light scratches in the clear coat. The Swobbit looks like the way to go with the sheepskin head. I have a real soft washing brush on an extension and it put light scratches in my paint. I am know going to have to buff out the scratches. I use Meguires car wash soap.
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I also like to look at things up close so I do it myself. I also have the Mr. Clean Dry Machine, but I cannot find them any more as Proctor and Gamble stopped manufacturing them. It is also becoming more difficult to obtain the soap, which contains a polymer base, and using their filter system comes spot free. Any good filter system that makes the water softer, and a fine, fine spray should give a spotless dry time.

I never use a brush of any kind, except on the roof. A brush "may" leave tiny scratches. Walmart has a 12 inch round microfiber cloth on an extension rod. I just barely am able to reach the upper side of the MH. It comes with a window scrubber and squeegee for doing the front windshield (or other windows.)

For those after dry streaks that emanate from mirrors, windows, refer vents, etc., I use Turtle Wax Detailer. It removes the telltale water streaks.

There are also microfiber mitts and cloths.

Wash all microfiber items that you use in a washing machine to get rid of any remaining grit. i sometimes change the head on the wand half way through the washing of the MH, depending how dirty it is.

If you would like to practices, my MH is presently available after a 4000 mile trip. I would be willing to sit, sip, and supervise (three S's)
I'm a little curious why you didn't come over to Green Caye and demo your technique on my rig while I was there.
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We bathed our baby in Johnson's Baby Shampoo.
whats funny is the meguiars gold colored car wash smells just like baby shampoo and foams up like no bodies business
i have been using it for two years now and really like the way it cleans.
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I also like to look at things up close so I do it myself. I also have the Mr. Clean Dry Machine, but I cannot find them any more as Proctor and Gamble stopped manufacturing them. It is also becoming more difficult to obtain the soap, which contains a polymer base, and using their filter system comes spot free. Any good filter system that makes the water softer, and a fine, fine spray should give a spotless dry time.
Wayne,
I also use the Mr. Clean but now use either the Eagle One or Simonze Self Drying car wash, both work very well in the Mr.Clean.
I am also getting ready to back flush the filters with salt water to re generate them. Should work just like a home Water Softener re generation cycle.
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I think there are many great ways to wash an RV that don't damage it and they are being suggested in this thread. We chose a method that allows us to easily reach the top of the motor home and do it quickly. We also use a foam gun and ordered it, along with the extreme foam from autogeeks.

Autogeek Quart Foamaster Foam Gun FREE BONUS

We get tons of foam way up high and do a quick sponge down (we have also used a wet boar bristle bush that soaked for 20 minutes before using without swirls appearing) and rinse off and we are good to go. Really fast.
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With the no water systems how do you prevent the road dirt from scratching the finish if you don't hose it off first. I would love to go waterless but just can't seem to wrap my head around that one question.
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