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Old 07-20-2022, 10:35 AM   #1
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Wash and wax prices.

What are you paying to have your rv ( in my case 40 fifth wheel) washed and waxed?

Had mine washed and waxed, rubbed out and waxed the faded front cap.
$1500.00, seems kinda expensive.
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Old 07-20-2022, 11:22 AM   #2
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What are you paying to have your rv ( in my case 40’ fifth wheel) washed and waxed?

Had mine washed and waxed, rubbed out and waxed the faded front cap.
$1500.00, seems kinda expensive.
That is going to widely vary depending on where you're located. That was high by comparison.

Here's a link to the going prices in the Orlando area.

https://hottiesdetailing.com/services/
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Old 07-20-2022, 11:32 AM   #3
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$400 for a complete wash (ext windows, tire treatment, roof cleaned, awning(s) cleaned and spray wax.)

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$149 for roof treatment
$269 for paste wax
$189 interior detail
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What are you paying to have your rv ( in my case 40 fifth wheel) washed and waxed?

Had mine washed and waxed, rubbed out and waxed the faded front cap.
$1500.00, seems kinda expensive.
Southern California is charging $43 a foot for wash, compound and wax.
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In 2019 the wash and hand wax rate was $10/foot here in South Florida. Like everything else, I’m sure it’s gone up.
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I'm having mine done in about a month. Exterior wash only. I'll post it when done.
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32 C, had mine done last year w/ ceramic wax for $320.
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Old 07-24-2022, 04:44 PM   #8
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last year i had two guys stop bye,, they were stoping at anyone with an RV parked in their property. They were offering their mobile RV Exterior detail service. I actually got a quote from them. Wash and Buff Wax was $650 for my 34 footer. And that was fro the whole coach. They said they would have it done in 4 hours. I opted out as i pretty much do the job myself. I can wash the whole trailer and power buff the cap in about 8-10 hours myself. When you're retired, you got all the time in the world and not a whole lot of money
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33 cents for water to wash it, a buck and a half for the wax, 6 bucks for the six pack while its being done and zero for the labor.

The price of seeing a beautiful trailer and the satisfaction of doing it yourself - priceless.

If you don't have a driveway and water hose, pay the man.
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Ouch, those prices hurt! I washed and waxed my 32' travel trailer over our 2 week trip to Florida this past February.

Started with some 30 seconds cleaner on the roof one day, got it nice and clean. I'd wash one sidewall, then wax half of it. Couple days later I'd wash that sidewall again and wax the other half. Then the back washed and waxed, then 2 days to do the other sidewall, then a day to wash and wax the front.

I'd spend about 30-45 minutes a day, usually while the kids were doing school work (Homeschool for the win!!!) and chat with my next door neighbors. It was relaxing and even slightly fun.

My father in law borrowed my camper one time and washed and waxed it. This was the second time it was washed and waxed since new in 2015. It's stored under a carport, so it doesn't get beat up... but it definitely needed to be cleaned.

I might try to make it a habit of washing and waxing over that yearly Florida trip. It certainly looked much better when I was done!!! I might even bring an orbital polisher next year!
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I'd wash one sidewall, then wax half of it. Couple days later I'd wash that sidewall again and wax the other half. Then the back washed and waxed, then 2 days to do the other sidewall, then a day to wash and wax the front.
I used to get a bucket and soapy water to clean the entire trailer, and then wax after it dried.

I use McGuire Quik wax that doesn't need to be rubbed after putting it on.

Then, I found out that simply using the wax by itself cleans off "most" of the stains.

Now I use the water bucket and sponge mop to tackle ONLY the big stains. The wax cleans off the minor dirt so a complete wash isn't necessary.

My wax jobs last a full year. It used to take 2 hours, now only one. (19' trailer)
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