We just purchased a brand spanking new 24 foot Dutchmen TT. We have been on one weekend trip to test it out and really loved it. We are leaving for a second trip in just a few days. I do have a question, our new TT has the corrugated siding. The sales folks while trying to get us to pony up for a clear coat on the outside told us that Dutchmen recommends waxing 3 to 5 times a year. Come on that can’t be true....can it?
Treat it as you would your car..the Arctic White Mesa Aluminum panels are painted with typical automotive paint finish.
Keep it clean, wax it when it needs it and DO NOT wax over the graphics! Use 303 Aerospace on the graphics and plastic, vinyl, rubber on your new Dutchmen! Congratulations!
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My 2002 Komfort 21T with aluminum corrugated siding looks brand new.
I have not waxed it in 5 years.
We keep it under a 3 sided shed that faces North.
I wash it thoroughly after every use.
I use Palmolive dishwash liquid , a 5 gallon pail of hot water.
I use a 9 inch wide soft bristle truck brush on a 6 foot handle.
My trailer looks new because of frequent washings.
I spray the trailer with the garden hose.
I dip the brush into the hot water.
I lay a strip of Palmolive onto the brush.
I wash the area that I can cover.
Then rinse with plenty of water.
Same procedure for the rubber roof.
I use a wash mit with Palmolive for the tight areas.
I let the awning dry out thoroughly here in the High Desert Region of Bend, Oregon.
I never put it away dirty.
I have waxed my trailer with various products but frankly it looks good enough with frequent washings.
The key is no sun damage when in storage.
Good for the tires , also.
The clear coat they were trying to sell you a coat of a poylmer product, much like Nu-Finish or Rejex or Simonize Ice. It's a HUGE profit maker for the dealers. They spray it on when it's thinned out using a spray gun and polish it off with a buffer. It might last a year then it will need to be redone. Car dealers sell this add-on service under several proprietary names and refer to it as a "paint sealant" generally getting hundreds of dollars for it. You can do the same thing in an afternoon by hand for about $15.00 or less....
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B.O I was wondering if there was a homeowner appliable alternative to the dealers stuff. Thanks for the info, we are leaving for a week in north Idaho tomorrow. I will look into polishing it up when we get back.