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Old 04-06-2022, 05:05 PM   #1
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Experience with RV mobile detailer

So we decided to hire a detailer to wash and wax my RV. Had some issues on one side with oxidation and decided to farm it out to a professional.
Wondering if anyone has hired a mobile detailer and there experience? Good, bad and anything odd.
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I use one for an annual wash and wax. They are approved to work out of my dealers storage lot and do a fairly brisk business. They have been in the business for several years. The only "odd" thing is they are a small family business so it can take a week or two to get your rig scheduled. That is not an issue for us. They charge $10 a foot, exterior only, and I've been happy with their work.
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We were quoted $12-$15 a foot
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Old 04-07-2022, 08:09 AM   #4
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Here in Durham, NC I paid $225 for an excellent wash and hand wax, which was done in my driveway. My coach is 30’. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-07-2022, 08:51 AM   #5
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Wow! That’s a great price.
I had a few areas of oxidation that requires a lot of buffing.
Also once we settled on the cost one of the workers put his hand through the bathroom sky light.
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Old 04-07-2022, 09:01 AM   #6
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Really? I hope they paid for the replacement.
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Still waiting to see what happens, they have taken responsibility and in the process of locating the part, plus agreed to do the install.
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Old 04-07-2022, 09:21 AM   #8
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You guys down there get extremely cheap prices on a pro wash and wax job. There are very few mobile detailers in my area here on the north side of Lake Ontario and I pay CDN$20 per foot. They do an excellent job but its VERY pricey so it only gets done once a year in the Spring. If I didn’t have a bad back I’d invest in the equipment and do it myself after watching the pros do it the first time.
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Old 04-07-2022, 09:35 AM   #9
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I’ve learned through this experience that the cheaper local detailers are hired as sub contractors for the bigger National detailers which mark up the cost.
I guess the trick would be to find the local guy and get a price, the problem is many don’t advertise since it cost them money.
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So we decided to hire a detailer to wash and wax my RV. Had some issues on one side with oxidation and decided to farm it out to a professional.
Wondering if anyone has hired a mobile detailer and there experience? Good, bad and anything odd.

We used D& E detailing at TTO Clermont, FL He started job then said it was too hot so he post pone it this was about 4 months and we have given up waiting on him.
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You all need to spend a few nights here:

http://www.jonesstationrvpark.com

And get this guy to wash/wax you unit on site

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He is VERY good and reasonably priced.
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Does their work include the roof?
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things arent cheap here either. Hand Buff, poly seal, Interior and exterior windows. Roof detail and Polish the aluminum alcoa wheels. 42ft coach. $1000.
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I’m sure he would do the roof. Call him. He is a very nice person.
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If it was a roof vent that he put his hand through, check the rest of them. My roof vents disintegrated after 3 years just had to touch them.
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Everyone needs to check the vents and such on the roof after a few years. Some you lightly touch and they disintegrate from the sun. One campground I was at had heavy hail fall and the vents just went on a lot of RVs. Through the vents came the hail, leaves, rain and dirt - right over the bed.
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$950. Perfectionist Detail, Fort Myers Beach Fl. 40' 5th wheel plus 14' cargo trailer. Did roofs and awnings. Ceramic wax. Truly lives up to his name. Well worth it.
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I do plan to check the rest of the vent covers on the roof. They said the part was under $100 and should arrive in a few days. I plan on helping with the install to insure it’s done correctly if the detailer does it himself.

Washing the roof was part of the cost.
They claim they may have to start charging extra for roofs in the future. Turns out the last couple of roofs were on seasonal sites and cost them more money in materials.

My steps are black metal, they couldn’t do much to make them better. With my last RV I had to paint the steps every other year to make them look good.

Now I’m looking for a decal guy, I have a few decals that I would like removed. The sun has destroyed the finish on a few decals and the clear coat on the decal is pealing in some areas. Adding a new coat of wax helped a little but still looks damaged.

I got to say it was money well spent. The RV looks new again and I’m not in pain from washing it!
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Really? I hope they paid for the replacement.
Guessing it was the flimsy one that raises above a fan. $14 on Amazon. I would have said "Don't worry about it."
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