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Old 10-20-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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RV wash day

Washing from top to bottom. Man the roof gets so dirty. I don't understand why.



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Old 10-20-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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I've got a trip next weekend....you can come do mine next!
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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Truck wash place not far from where I live does the trailer and truck for $35.00.
I go get coffee, come back and watch.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:34 PM   #4
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Took 2 hours. Geez.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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I have never wash our RV at home due to space limits and in thinking about it, I can't remember the last time I washed any of my vehicles home for which I do have the room.

I bring them to a very nice car wash and let them do it and they do a great job - besides,I can never get the windows as clean and streak free as they do and if the windows aren't spotless, I don't consider the wash job done.
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I enjoy the wash, its good exercise

The roof gets so dirty, I don't understand why
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:53 PM   #7
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I enjoy the wash, its good exercise

The roof gets so dirty, I don't understand why
It's all that Atlanta Peach Fuzz in the air.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #8
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It's all that Atlanta Peach Fuzz in the air.
More like peach brandy!
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More like peach brandy!
That would be too sticky to get off
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:07 AM   #10
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Reviving an old thread here... I wash and wax my RV (31ft class C) towards the end of the season. About a 3 day job, one day to wash, starting from the roof and working downward, including the awning and another couple days to wax it, doing a couple sides a day. Winterizing the plumbing and cleaning the inside is another day.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:36 AM   #11
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Washing from top to bottom. Man the roof gets so dirty. I don't understand why.
Murpry's Law, the roof is the most difficult part to wash.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:55 AM   #12
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The roof is my favorite part to wash. I think it's the easiest.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:03 PM   #13
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I have had ours for only about a month so far and it needs washing already!. Welcome to Birmingham with the coal coke plants burning...puts a nice layer of black on everything!
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The roof is my favorite part to wash. I think it's the easiest.
I'd like mine a lot better if it was ten feet closer to the ground.
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Yeah I don't mind the height. I don't like trying to wash all the nooks and crannies around the doors windows awning etc.
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I don't mind it, I just hook it up and drag it down to the local truck wash and let them do it.

If it was closer to the ground I could save 35 bucks.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:24 PM   #17
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Those of you that do wash the roof...what do you finds works best on the rubber roof? Some say just regular mild dish soap, some say regular car wash soap, stay away from anything harsh....???

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:26 PM   #18
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I use turtle wax car wash. But I have seen other posts on here where they have used everything from simple green to specialty roof wash for rv's.
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I would use the same stuff I use to wash my truck if I washed it.
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To get your windows sparkley(?), use newspaper. No lint left behind. Also, wipe inside windows one direction, outside the other direction.. I.e. up and down or side to side. Much easier to find the streaks and which side is the culprit.
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