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Old 09-06-2016, 05:00 PM   #1
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Hello Forum Folks,
New to the Forum. Just picked up a Wilderness 27RKSS. Love it. I was just wondering what you folks used to wash and or wash/wax your RV's. Seems to me that there are a bunch of RV's going down the road with chalky outsides or just plain lookin bad. Mines shiny new and I want to keep it that way.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:00 PM   #2
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Wash it with your favourite car wash soap, stay away from dish soap as it strips the wax. Also stay away, or at least be very careful using pressure washers as they can peel decals and you have all kinds of electrical components etc that you dont want to shoot water into.
And wax it at least once a yr, probably better to do it twice, depends where you live. Keep the wax off the decals as wax will dry them out. Many on here use Aerospace 303 on decals...it's an awesome UV protector. You can also use the 303 on slides rubber seals to keep them soft and flexible and also protects them from harmful UV.
Ours pretty much gets washed after every outing, I wash the bug guts off the nose of it right away.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:08 PM   #3
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Thanks WFD. I was just watching some guys on youtube using ZEP floor polish on their RV's. They sparkled, but I'm not sure about using this as a finish...Have you EVER heard of using floor polish on an RV instead of wax?

You see some wild and crazy things on the internet.....but they're all true, right?
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There was talk in the forums here in the past about that. Like you I would be skeptical about that, especially on a gelcoat finish if thats what you have. My thought is you can't go wrong with car wax or with my favourite...Meguiar's #50 RV/Marine wax, blue bottle, available in lots of places. Great product, long lasting, and pretty easy to apply....most Meguiar products are great for that matter. I use their car wash soap on the trailer and on my vehicles, and use their wax products on the vehicles. Big fan of their line of products.
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We wash and wax twice a year. We use mequiars spray on wax. The trick is being able to reach the top of the cap to get a good wax on it and prevent oxidation
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By the way...the Aerospace 303 mentioned in previous post also works great on tires as a UV protector. It's harder to find but Amazon has a pretty good price on it, especially if you buy it by the gallon.
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We wash and wax twice a year. We use mequiars spray on wax. The trick is being able to reach the top of the cap to get a good wax on it and prevent oxidation
I invested in a good 10ft stepladder for that exact reason, now I can reach all parts of the trailer, and it helps with reaching stuff on the house too!
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Yup, our ladder was 2 ft shy, we now have a taller ladder too.
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This Wildwood has what looks like siding, but I don't think it's aluminum...maybe it is. In any case, I use McGuires on my truck and on the wife's car. I already had her use her 'very used' Amazon Prime account and she ordered a gallon of the Aeorspace 303. Got a 10' step ladder already so getting a good coat on the front cap won't be too difficult. Maiden voyage is to Jordan Lake here in Raleigh - gonna do a shake down not too far from home.
Then it's up to the Smokies on Coumbus day weekend.
Thanks for all the advice. Have a great week.
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Did the Blue Ridge Parkway and Smoky Mtn National Park a couple years ago in the fall to catch fall colors...one of my most memorable trips! Beautiful scenery!!!
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