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Old 02-05-2016, 06:27 PM   #1
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Waxing the cab over on a class C ?

I'm looking for advice on how to reach the exterior of the cab over on a class C to wax it? Any ideas, short of renting scaffolding or running a 2x12 between 2 step ladders? (I don't really like that idea).

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Old 02-05-2016, 06:36 PM   #2
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Forget wax. You have a new unit. Use a good car wash/wax product. Then use Aerospace 303 to apply a uv protectant. Spray it on wipe it off. Any good auto shop or camping world should have something you can attach to a pole for this.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:48 PM   #3
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Waxing the cab over on a class C ?

Spray wax on a flat microfiber floor mop from Dollar General. I did that last year and the bugs never had a chance to stick!



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Old 02-08-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
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Yup, liquid wax applied with a sponge mop works just fine.
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Like the other suggestions, I use the Aero Cosmetics wax and mop, you can find it at Aircraft RV Cleaner and Waterless Wash Wax Detailing Products Supplies

But at least twice a year I use 2 8' ladders and a plank to scrub and wax it properly. it gets a lot of abuse up there from bugs, rocks etc... and I don't feel comfortable letting it go without proper wax. I use the plank for other projects as well so it was worth the purchase.
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Camper Ken, we have the same MH that you have. I've been thinking all winter how we would deal with the area over the cab. I have no solution for any of us. My husband's solution is to pull the MH in the barn and hang from the rafters!! Guess we will be going the step ladder and 2x12 route. See you in the ER!!!!! Lynn
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I use a telescoping 16ft ladder from the front and lean it on the cabover.
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Has anyone ever had a clear bra installed over the area? No waxing necessary! I'm looking for a shop to do mine..
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303 is not a wax, it's a UV blocker and is not what is needed to keep the paint looking good. I use DWG (Dry Wash N Guard) and have for years. After 13 years the '02 Dutch Star looked as good as new even fooling people in our old RV club who thought it was new. Water won't stick to it either so I use it on the windows too and no water spots. DWG is one of the original polymer protectants and there are many more now.

Our rig is 13' high and the front end slopes back quite a ways. I have to climb up on the roof and reach over from the top to get over the windshield after reaching up as far as I can from a ladder.
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Has anyone ever had a clear bra installed over the area? No waxing necessary! I'm looking for a shop to do mine..
Actually the 3M bra we have says to wax it with a paste wax once a year.
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Thanks for all the suggestions so far. On my previous class C, laying on the roof and reaching down was an option, but not so much with the Navion due to the shape of the cabover. While a liquid wax applied with a sponge mop might help, I prefer as some others have stated to apply a good coat of "real" wax.

Keep the ideas and suggestions coming. Thanks.
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I use an extension ladder and just lean it up against the overhang. I duct-tape a bath towel around the ladder where it touches the overhang so as not to scratch it with the ladder. I find I can wax the whole thing by moving the ladder only 2 times.
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I pulled out my front bumper 1 1/2" that gave me room to walk back and forth, laid on top and waxed the rest. It will not work if your bumper is plastic and molded to the cab
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