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Old 07-12-2015, 08:26 AM   #1
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Easy Trick to Removing Bugs From Front of RV

We've all had the front end of our RV covered in bug guts and parts. The best way to remove them? Try dryer sheets! Here's a quick video which shows their effectiveness:


https://youtu.be/P2AGzJjJViI

Happy Cleaning!!
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:41 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing, I'll have to try that trick right away .
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:03 AM   #3
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Doing to front of our Fifth wheel today!
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:36 PM   #4
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This works I have used this on the front of my Ram and Wildcat. The cheap ones work just as well as bounce.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:28 AM   #5
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Here's what I do with our 5th wheel. I learned this years ago trying to get bugs off my motorcycle windshield. I droop a large shipping blanket over the front. Then I hose down the blanket so it's completely soaked. Make sure that the blanket is in contact with the fiberglass. Crack a beer, have dinner and go to bed. Over night the wet blanket has softened everything up. Pull off the blanket and hose off the bugs. No rubbing at all.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:43 AM   #6
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I know it sounds crazy, but Dow Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner is the best stuff I've ever used.
I just mist some water on the front cap, and out of direct sun, spray the Bubbles on. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then I just scrub em off with a soft bristle brush on one of my extention poles. Takes em right off. If they've been on awhile do it a second time.
Dosen't hurt the fiberglass, or glass, or paint.
And, as a side benifit, it also removes black streaks!!!
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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I have been using this method on my cars in Florida and it just eats the love bugs right off the car. I haven't had occasion to try on my fifth wheel yet but I will before the summer is over. (Dryer Sheets)
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:53 PM   #8
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Search "getting the bugs off" & you will find a lot more info on this topic.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:34 PM   #9
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What I need to know is how to get up there safely to clean the overcab.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:17 PM   #10
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Bugs off

Been using dryer sheets for awhile, works great. I always apply a new coat of wax on the cap each time too.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:47 PM   #11
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If anybody would like to come over and show me how to do this on my motorhome, I would provide a Coke! Heck, I would even splurge for beer!
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:03 PM   #12
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What has worked for me, is spraying unscented Pledge! Yes the furniture cleaner. Apply it on before I leave on a trip and let dry.
When I return home just water hose it off, bugs and grime come right off.

Just my 2cents on the matter.....
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:47 PM   #13
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I tried the dryer sheets, but they did not work for me. I have the clear plastic protective film on the front of my motor home. I do not recommend the plastic. Once it is penetrated by big bugs, stones, misc. road debris, etc., it looks bad.


Note on the Scrubbing bubbles: I love the stuff, but it discolored the black plastic on the mirror housings of my car, so I no longer use it.


A good coat of "303 Protectant" after a complete wash really makes cleaning and bug removal much easier the next time.
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I highly recommend "Awesome Orange". (I keep wanting to call it "Agent Orange.") It's a non-abrasive liquid that "softens" the little dried-on critters. Used it on my 5er last year (before I got a Class A) and found it works great. It's $1 at the Dollar Tree.
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Old 07-14-2015, 06:34 AM   #15
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I am guessing emason83 is right on !!!
If are going to use anything like that,,,
you will need to re-wax !!!
A good coat of wax helps to make it easer next time !!!
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A friend of mine in FL pointed me to using the dryer sheets and he does not even own a camper Really work well. Later RJD
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Hydrogen peroxide works great. Use and rinse off.
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I've had good results with dryer sheets too.
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My RV dealer hooked me on Orange "Crush" cleaning solution for the bugs and black streaks.
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:07 AM   #20
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SD 20 is also a very good product to use around the house,,,
Of course it will all so remove the Wax !!!
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