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Old 04-21-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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Wash/Wax A Frame

Can someone please tell me their upkeep procedure on their A Frame? I'm looking for any tips/tricks that will help. I tried to wash my camper but can't reach the middle or top. So I have multiple questions:

How do you reach the hard to get places? I know they make extendable brushes for washing, but what about drying and waxing?

Do you wax your A Frame? What wax do you recommend? Wax decals or not?

Does anyone use LA's totally awesome (Proper dilution 10:1)? I have some dark spots that a fellow camper said was algae. He recommended TSP but Im nervous after reading about fading.

Thanks for any help/answers.

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Old 04-21-2015, 06:55 PM   #2
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I use whatever rv wash solution spouse picked up and a one of spouse's ladders and a soft brush on an extended pole. I'll probably wax it this summer, it's always in the shop so exposure to elements (esp the sun) is greatly reduced when not on a trip.

Polished the front metal rock guard as well as touched up the toyhauler rails with some "rust proof" spray paint where I gouged and nicked it with my equipment.

Do on the west side of WA? How do you think you got algae (or moss?) on your trailer?


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Old 04-21-2015, 10:05 PM   #3
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I have a brush on a pole to wash the middle, but with some care and a tall step stool, I can do a long reach. I haven't waxed mine, maybe I should.

For algae, mold or mildew on practically anything including black spot on roses, powdery mildew on crepe myrtles and smelly old sleeping bags, I use a product called Consan Triple Action.

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Old 04-22-2015, 06:55 AM   #4
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I use a painters extension pole with a soft brush clamped on it to reach the high spot on my Aframe. I use Turtle Wax Wash and Wax that comes in a gallon jug. Pour a little in a bucket of water and wash and wax at the same time. Works great. I also use it for my SUV.

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Old 04-22-2015, 08:11 AM   #5
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I purchased an extendable brush at a truck stop. It's nice and wide. I use a black plastic tub for a bucket. (used for mixing concrete)
I waxed my camper with product called "Rejex". Very happy with results.
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