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Old 08-15-2019, 06:14 PM   #1
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Washing (Cleaning) the front of a Class C

We all know that the washing (Cleaning) of the front of a Class A and C motorhome is a big job but Class Cís have there own set of difficulties with the overhang and protruding front end. Has anyone come with with a way of getting at this area so the bugs can be scrubbed off?Click image for larger version

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Old 08-16-2019, 08:55 PM   #2
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I have always had this problem. I would take an extension ladder and put pool noodles to pad the arms but hated doing this.
I purchased the Shurhold yellow brush with extendable pole and the angle adaptor and now washing the front cap is a lot easier from the ground. They are a lot better than the the carwash brushes.
Underneath the cap I use a short carwash brush and just get wet. I also use a short step ladder to wash that area between cap and roof. I use a long skinny appliance coil brush with a cloth wrapped to get this area. Again from the short step ladder.
Now waxing is a whole different story. I use a car wash/wax product. Works for me.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:45 AM   #3
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I don’t own a RV. But I wash my truck and cars with a foam cannon.

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Old 08-17-2019, 03:30 AM   #4
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Washing Class C

It’s not the washing per se thats the main problem with cleaning the front of Class C’s it cleaning the dead bug guts off the hard to reach front. Short of standing and or kneeling on the hood to get the overhang it’s very hard to reach to clean the bugs off. Their guts are like superglue.
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.... and getting the inset areas around the clearance lights... GEESH! Short of laying on the roof, it's practically impossible.
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Many bikers use 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water to remove bugs. I use Original Bike Spirits. Itís an inexpensive spray wax and cleaner. Itís the formulation of the original Honda Spray Wax and Cleaner, which was reformulated about ten years ago.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:29 PM   #7
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We have a 12 ft ladder and I can do 70% from the sides and DW does the middle with me holding the ladder. We also us an automotive long reach brush. I also use Mcquirers liquid wax which helps a lot to keep bugs from sticking. Did 3 months out and clean up wasn't bad.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:13 PM   #8
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Itís not the washing per se thats the main problem with cleaning the front of Class Cís it cleaning the dead bug guts off the hard to reach front. Short of standing and or kneeling on the hood to get the overhang itís very hard to reach to clean the bugs off. Their guts are like superglue.


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ID:	212670 this what I currently use a folding ladder made into a portable scaffold. It slows me to reach most of the front up to the running lights but underneath near the cab is still tough to get at without climbing on the hood of the MH
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On the front of my Cedar Creek Fifth wheel the bugs are horrible. I found a product called Bugs N All. Just wet the surface and spray with Bugs N All and you can literally see the bugs melt away. You can wait just a few minutes then take a long handle brush and wash. This product does not hurt graphics, wax or paint. I also use it on windshields, grilles and mirror heads. I won't be without it. Try it, you won't be disappointed. You can only buy online.


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Washing (Cleaning) the front of a Class C

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.... and getting the inset areas around the clearance lights... GEESH! Short of laying on the roof, it's practically impossible.


I do lay on the roof. I use Rejex several times during the season, which helps to keep them from sticking as badly. On the road, I use Wash Wax All - ladder on sides - lay on roof to get the top. I have not found an easy way. At the truck stop, .I use the long pole with windshield washer fluid.

Nothing beats washing with the brush on the extended pole.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:09 PM   #11
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Bug removal

I use a Home Depot spray bottle and straight ammonia on the from of my Wildcat. The ammonia dissolves the glued on bugs after about one minute of soaking. Then just use a brush to finish the job.
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For the parts you can reach. Dampen a dryer sheet with water and use to scrub the bugs off and rinse.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:24 PM   #13
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I use a long handled windshield bug scrubber and squeegee. I get a bucket HOT water, dip it in and go over the front of my Forester once to loosen em up, then go back again with another hot water dip and scrub at the stubborn ones. The trick is to do it at days end when they are fresh. Kinda like a religious practice... When they are fresh they are not hard to get off this way. When I am done, I wrap my chamois around it and dry it and then I do the hood and grill with a hand scrubee pad
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:35 AM   #14
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I bought this kit and it works like a charm. No climbing a ladder or scaffold.
https://smile.amazon.com/Aero-Cosmet...s%2C262&sr=8-4
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I bought this kit and it works like a charm. No climbing a ladder or scaffold.
https://smile.amazon.com/Aero-Cosmet...s%2C262&sr=8-4
I got it off of their site no shipping. Love the wash and wax!!!
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Long handled extendable brush, think ours goes to 12'. We use Rain X Bug and Tar remover in gal jug, and the Rain X Bug and Tar Defense in spray bottle. Spray it on, let soak and then rinse anscrub off. The left-over Rain X product keeps them from sticking so hard in the future.
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