Finally finished washing/waxing/protecting this evening. It took one day to wash, used the dish soap, as the camper didn't yet have a coat of wax on it. Thanks steveh326 for the tip about dish soap removing wax, I'll be avoiding that now.
A few other observations:
-Meguire's (despite its strange spelling) makes a nice RV wax-- that #56 goes on and comes off easily, and removes bugs, tree droppings, etc.
-my first go-around with 303 protectant. Reminds me of Armor All. Like, a lot. Anyone know if it's worth the extra cost?
-why does anyone make an awning with a white underside? Who does that? I'll tell you who--someone who doesn't have to worry about trying to keep it clean. Dark colors, FR!!!
-30' doesn't sound like much, but holy *#%€&@ Batman! A day to wash, then 6 evenings after work to clean/protect awnings, clean/protect roof, and wax the entire body by hand.
-the microfiber mop is a godsend for spreading protective chemicals on the roof and awnings, and for washing the sides. Microfiber cloth was great for removing wax.
I'm glad that's over. Thanks to everyone for the advice. Now to get camping this weekend. Happy 4th, All!
2015 XLR Hyperlite 30HFS5 (mods being performed regularly)
2009 Salem LA 292fkds (gone)
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2014 Harley Davidson FLHX (XLR cargo)
2014 VW Jetta TDI (diesel sipper, camping support vehicle)
2011 Ram 2500 CC 4X4 CTD, B&W Companion (toy hauler hauler)