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Posted: 08/02/19 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Etstorm wrote:

Wet a dryer sheet, takes the bugs off and no harm to the finish

I've tried the dryer sheets. Lots of scrubbing still. It works but it doesn't help me reach the area I can't get to now.


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No comment on reaching the top, but if you apply Rejex regularly the bugs will come off with a hose.


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RobWNY wrote:

et2 wrote:

The brush in the kit reaches the top without any problem. No ladders required

https://www.amazon.com/Aero-Cosmetics-Wa........and+wax&qid=1564787302&s=gateway&sr=8-13

Thanks but I'm not spending $239 for a wash brush and some wax


You can buy that same telescoping brush at Walmart. Some have a hose attachment for the handle. Mine broke after a few uses/


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RobWNY wrote:

et2 wrote:

The brush in the kit reaches the top without any problem. No ladders required

https://www.amazon.com/Aero-Cosmetics-Wa........and+wax&qid=1564787302&s=gateway&sr=8-13

Thanks but I'm not spending $239 for a wash brush and some wax



Yeah I choked on it too. Took two years before I gave in. Wished I'd done it much sooner. It's not just -some -wax. I really needed to do a waterless wash. We had the paint protection put on our MH when we bought it. It was a joke. I applied this waterless wash n wax and the coach looks awesome. What took me 4 hours the old way takes less than 2 with this.

Do some research on it and you'll hear what I'm telling you. The money I've spendt over a year or two the old way evens out or less with this system.

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RobWNY wrote:

I can't reach the top of the nose piece of my 5th wheel to clean the bugs off sufficiently or wax it with my 8 foot step ladder. If I could get closer it wouldn't be a problem but because I'm not going to lean the ladder against the nose where I could damage it I'm having a difficult time reaching. Using a long brush to wash it works fine but not for the finer detailing of it. If I was younger, I would just climb up on the roof, lay down and reach over the front to do the part I can't reach. We don't have an RV detailer in my area and I wouldn't trust some kid to do a decent job either. I'm stumped! Do any of you have any suggestions?


Go to the linen closet and get two of the nicest and largest bath towels you can find, fold them and duct tape them to the ladder, then lean it against the cap.

Do not tell your wife you're taking them.


I do something similiar, but use an old blanket folded and then drapped over the top of a 8' step ladder and lay it against the front with most of the blanket between the ladder and the trailer to protect it from the ladder. Works great for reaching the top 1/3 of the trailer front especially for waxing and using an electric buffer after waxing. I tried using a 6' ladder, but the 8' works 10x better.



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Try using 2 oven mitts over the end of the ladder. It works great on extension ladders. Use them all the time to wax the coach!

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