Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-26-2022, 10:17 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
hedhunter9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Indiana
Posts: 167
I use a product called "awesome". Buy it at Dollar Tree stores..
It is a concentrate. I mix a couple ounces of it to about 10 ounces of water.
It removes bugs much better than anything else I have tried, which includes WD-40......

I usually spray it on, let it set a couple minutes. Spray again and then use a sponge/scotchbrite cleaning pad. Cleans em right up and leaves the RV looking great.

Bob
__________________
2008 Damon Thor Outlaw
hedhunter9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-26-2022, 10:33 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Unplanned Tourist's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Kamloops, BC, 60 miles from the Center of the Universe
Posts: 6,612
I find that if I wait until there's a cool damp day and I spray down the area with bugs, wait 10-20 minutes, they come off with most any cleaner.

If it's hot and dry, clean ASAP before they dry up.
__________________
Happy Glamping, Norman & Elna. 2008 Winnebago Adventurer 38J, W24, dozens of small thirsty ponies. Retired after 40 years wrenching on trucks! 2010 Ford Ranger toad with bicycles or KLR 650 in the back. Easy to spot an RVer, they always walk around with a screwdriver or wrench in one hand!
Unplanned Tourist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 08:50 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,078
Quote:
Better yet, is there something I can apply to the front of the trailer before a trip to ease the cleaning issue?
I've owned three truck campers and three 5th wheel trailers over the years. Before making the first trip I use Maguiars cleaner wax on the front cap. Bugs come off with hose pressure.
I repeat the procedure 2-3 times a summer. With the trailer hooked to the truck I stand in the bed (plus a 3 step ladder) make it easier...
Worst mess was a honey bee swarm with my first truck camper in 105 degree temps the mess was baked on. I found a gas station that the mgr let me hose the truck and camper for 5 bucks. It took a full 30 min to get the sticky mess off with a high pressure water hose.
__________________
'03 Dodge 2500 Cummins HO 3.73 NV5600 Jacobs
'98 3500 DRW 454 4x4 4.10 crew cab
'97 Park Avanue RK 28' 2 slides
JIMNLIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2022, 12:58 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
tuffr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 11,704
I agree with keeping the front waxed so bug guts come off easier. But this takes multiple waxings a season or every other month if full time.

I tried WD40 and dryer sheets. Both kinda work.

But the last few times I paid RV detailers to clean my RV. I have them wax the front each time they clean the RV. $400 is what I usually pay.
tuffr2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2022, 09:14 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Parafango's Avatar


 
Join Date: Sep 2022
Location: SW Idaho
Posts: 218
I posted a similar question on another RV forum and here is what was replied by the members there:
recap of what I've read in the replies:
(in no particular order of preference)
* Dryer sheets (used and wet)
* wet towels on the surface for a bit to loosen the guts then water and a brush
* Blue Beacon truck wash ( but not following a stock truck !)
* Reliable 1 Spray All purpose cleaner
* Bug Slide Spray
* Superzilla Spray
* Lucas Slick Mist Spray
* The Solution waterless wash
* Bug Scrubber Sponge
* Microfiber rags / towels
* Driving Backward or get a Taller Truck!

I tried the dryer sheets, but they didn't give me satisfactory results.
I purchased a bottle of the Lucas Slick Mist Spray from a local auto parts store because it was $4 cheaper than Amazon, even when considering the gas needed to go and get it.
I purchased a microfiber bug sponge and with a little effort and judicious spraying with "oil Eater" I got the front of the rig clean. That stuff will take grease, oil, bugs, tar, those black lines under your windows and most other organics off, if you wait just wait a little bit for it to work.
The front fiberglass surface was pretty dull so I applied the Lucas Slick Mist and shined it right up.
Of course, there were bugs on the front when I returned from a trip to the Oregon Coast. I washed with regular car wash soap from Meguires, and with the microfiber sponge, about 90% of the bugs came off. I sprayed a little more of the Lucas Slick mist and the rest wiped off, No extra elbow grease required.
It may work for your situation as well.
Good luck with your choice.
__________________
2021 Ram 3500 HO CC LB 4WD Tradehorn
2017 Arctic Fox 25W

HAM guy (Ke7FIX), Retired Robotics Technician, USAF DAV
Parafango is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
travel, trailer



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bug guts on front of class A - What do you do to minimize the work & damage swduns iRV2.com General Discussion 16 09-21-2021 12:18 PM
On-off on off on off off off rear view camera Bahcml Newmar Owner's Forum 5 08-12-2019 11:44 PM
Remove the guts from sofa bed vinpol 5th Wheel Discussion 5 04-07-2007 10:46 AM
'56 Nomad - spill your guts, lets hear it FatDog Toy Haulers Discussion 4 04-21-2005 09:05 PM
How to clean bug guts! Nat iRV2.com General Discussion 12 04-19-2005 09:44 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.