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Old 10-04-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Washing your Coach?

How do most of you wash your Coaches? Truck wash, by hand or by a moblie service and how often?

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Old 10-04-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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Hi Davebr,
I do the cleaning and waxing myself. I use the products from Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789 To wax I use Speed Shine or Spray-On Wax. All from Griot's Garage. I wax the coach about 4 times a year. Sometimes more. The products mentioned are spray and wipe products. It is not difficult to wax the coach with these products.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:23 PM   #3
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Most of the time by hand, with a extension handle washing brush. I use a liquid car wash/wax like Turtle Wax or something similar. I have had it done by a mobile service maybe twice over the years. I normally get a wash job in 2-3 times a year. If it needs touch-up between times I use a California duster,
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If you are going to wash it yourself, do yourself a favor and go to Harbor Freight and by a bakers scaffolding. It's better than standing or falling off of a ladder. It makes it so easy you can pull yourself around on it plus everything is on it you need.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:28 PM   #5
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do yourself a favor and go to Harbor Freight and by a bakers scaffolding. It's better than standing or falling off of a ladder.
I have never used a ladder when washing the rig ...except for the few times I have washed the roof, about avery 2 yrs. Save some money and a lot of hassle, get a telescoping brush and stand on the ground. Extras ladders, scaffolding, etc are not something a fulltimer wants to haul around ...and until we bought a house just recently we would have had no place to leave such stuff and if we had, it would not have been where we needed it when we needed it!
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #6
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There is a truck wash about 4 miles from us that has a sale on Fridays. They wash MH's for a dollar a foot! Worth every penny!
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:05 PM   #7
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I use Dry Wash N Guard, it's so slick that most dirt and grime washes right off, even a good rain will leave the rig cleaner. I do a spring wash to get the moss off, then use the DWG and it pretty much stays clean the rest of the year although I have been known to wash it once in the summer too. I do the windows too and don't have to use the windshield wipers much as the rain just beads up and blows off.
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There is a truck wash about 4 miles from us that has a sale on Fridays. They wash MH's for a dollar a foot! Worth every penny!
And what fair city might that be? I'd gladly pay $25 to have someone else scrub mine. I parked under a HUGE spruce tree AND a cherry tree at my daughter's house for 3 months and I am still trying to get all the yutz off.

I use a telescoping brush and a mild dishwashing soap -- and NW Pacific rain. Maybe I should try different soap before I head south?
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I use Dri Wash N Guard
This product looks interesting and I'm considering trying it. One question: How far does a 16oz bottle go on a motorhome ?
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I'm lucky to have an RV wash bay at our storage location. So, you put in a bunch of quarters and use the spray wands. It also has scaffolding on both sides.
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And what fair city might that be? I'd gladly pay $25 to have someone else scrub mine. I parked under a HUGE spruce tree AND a cherry tree at my daughter's house for 3 months and I am still trying to get all the yutz of.
The truck wash is called Little Sisters and they have a number of locations in and around southern California.
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I'm lucky to have an RV wash bay at our storage location. So, you put in a bunch of quarters and use the spray wands. It also has scaffolding on both sides.
About how many quarters does it take to wash an RV?
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I also go to little sisters in Fontana, CA
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We use Blue Beacon as often as possible. It costs 35-42 bucks depending upon size and they do a very good job and do it very quickly. There are add-ons like wipe downs and spray waxes and Rain-X but detail work I usually take care of myself. We have also used and like Little Sisters but they have a very limited service area.
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