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Old 03-01-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Waterless RV Wash

I must have passed by their booth many times a large rallies but never stopped. Now maybe I should have. If there is such a thing can anyone recommend a washless RV wash. My RV is stored where the only water available is what I bring. Would like to get it cleaned up and ready for the road . . . the snow is melting! Thanks.
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We just tried (quick and easy wash) from camping world and like it very much 29.99 a gallon
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Ditto, On quick an easy. I have been using it for several years great product!
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:05 AM   #4
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Hi Richard,
I've been using the products from Griot's Garage for years. There products have an impressive pedigree of performance with very expensive classic car owners and the shows they compete in. Go to Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789 to see their waterless wash.

They also have a couple of spray and wipe waxes. Go to Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789 to see the Speed Shine Products. Go to Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789 to see their spray on wax products.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:08 AM   #5
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We've had excellent results with Dri Wash 'n Guard on our last 3 5th wheels.

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My coach rarely sees water, unless it rains. I love the California Duster to remove the worst of it. I used "The Solution" by Super-Seal and liked it but some folks were selling the Dri Wash n Guard here in Livingston so I picked up a quart and most say that I liked The Solution much better... and it was cheaper.

I'll have to give the CW product a try because it solves the problem of having to be somewhere long enough to receive a shipment.

Waterless washing is the only way for me these days.
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I use 'No Wet' dry wash and wax on my RV, boat and cars. Like most of the 'waterless' cleaners, it works fine if the vehicle is not grossly dirty. Easy on/off and leaves a really nice shine. Can be used on glass and most any surface.
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I heartily recommend "the california duster" mentioned by Rick. There are a couple of sizes, but for an RV you want a BIG one ...you can get one at pretty much any car parts place, and probably WalMart, etc. It's similar to the old dust mop your mother or grandmother used years ago ...has some kind of wax/polish embedded in it, and the dirtier it gets the better it works.

I do wash my MH with water & liquid wax once or twice a year when we are someplace that allows washing. I have some waterless stuff (FW1) that I bought over 5 years ago, but rarely use it. Most of the time I just wipe down the full body paint with the California duster and it looks super!
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We use "Envy" formally "No Wet". I have tried many of the others but like the ease, duarbility and UV protection. Many have said they would have never guessed our coach is it's actual age.
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Help me here guys. Suppose there is grit from the tires thrown up on the side of the coach. Happens a lot with us in construction areas. Water and grit thrown on the coach sticks. Surely you don't just wipe this stuff on and off over the grit? How do you avoid scratches etc?
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Hi doc,
The products mentioned in my post have whatever chemicals are needed in them to handle the grit. It is similar to moving a soapy sponge across the same surface. Without the mess or having to use water.
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Help me here guys. Suppose there is grit from the tires thrown up on the side of the coach. Happens a lot with us in construction areas. Water and grit thrown on the coach sticks. Surely you don't just wipe this stuff on and off over the grit? How do you avoid scratches etc?
I had the same concern...I am pretty particular about my cars and my Ranger boat. I was skeptical but tried the No Wet (Envy now) based on RV Wizard's recommendation. It does not appear to scratch if you use it as recommended. My cars are both dark red and I use the No Wet on them except when they are really dirty and need a good wash with soap and water.

The explanation for the chemistry involved in this is on their website...sales pitch, for sure, but it does not seem to scratch:

No-Wet Waterless Car Wash and Waterless Car Care Products
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I picked up Bayes waterless car wash at Ace hardware for $15 32oz and it works great. A ploymer based product much like all the rest. It washes and waxes all in one. I have been using it for the last month on my rv here in Fla. Vehicle Cleaners - Bayes Eco-Friendly Cleaners
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