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Old 07-31-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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The Need To Wax or Polish Fiberglass-sided TT

I have been told by a couple of RV dealers that there is no need to wax/polish my fiberglass-sided RV. What are your thoughts on this? An RV is a valuable asset, so I want to give it the care it needs.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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Are the dealers making payments? No. That's a sales pitch IMHO as some people are turned off by the mentioning of maintenance. I wax mine 2 x a year and fiberglass will fade in as little as 2 years if not maintained. Once it starts to get chalky you are in a tough palce to revive it back to new.

With waxing the dirt comes right off and there is a level of UV protection. I think the amluminum sides will take more of a beating without waxing due to the paint used vs fiberglass IMHO.

I am a type A when it comes to maintenace and cleaning of my toys so maybe I am over the top...but when I go to resell stuff it usually goes fast.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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I waxed mine last month and it was a job to do but very pleased with the results. Already could use another wax job but way too hot out right now. You can tell just by looking around at the campground those who take care of their TT and those who dont.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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Are the dealers making payments? No. That's a sales pitch IMHO as some people are turned off by the mentioning of maintenance. I wax mine 2 x a year and fiberglass will fade in as little as 2 years if not maintained. Once it starts to get chalky you are in a tough palce to revive it back to new.

With waxing the dirt comes right off and there is a level of UV protection. I think the amluminum sides will take more of a beating without waxing due to the paint used vs fiberglass IMHO.

I am a type A when it comes to maintenace and cleaning of my toys so maybe I am over the top...but when I go to resell stuff it usually goes fast.
I agree. If you want it to wash easier and look good wax it.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:43 PM   #5
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #7
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I agree, I wax my cars 3 to 4 times a year, I wax my motorcycle once a month and my trailer will get waxed twice a year.
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definitely needs wax... i recommend meguires or 3M marine wax or cleaner/wax
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I agree, I wax my cars 3 to 4 times a year, I wax my motorcycle once a month and my trailer will get waxed twice a year.
It takes me a year to wax my truck and 5th wheel.
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