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Old 03-23-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Washing camper with household items.

I have a 2010 Jayco 199 and wanting to start cleaning it up from the winter storage.
Can I use common houshold products(non-abrasive of course) that will not harm decals or anything else. Things like Spic and Span, Simple Green.....

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Old 03-23-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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You have to be very careful on which chemicals you use on your roof. Depending on your roof type, there are different kind of cleaners recommended. I found this article to be helpful -- http://www.mydrv.net/roof_maintenance.htm

As far as cleaning the sides, I am always careful not to use a product that will strip the wax. I know they are often gimmicky, but I generally stick to the name brand products dedicated for an RV - such as wash, awning cleaner, etc. While they often seem to take a little more elbow grease, I at least feel safer.

On the tires, I generally just clean them with water and a brush. I try to keep away from tire dressings and the like as many of them will speed the breakdown of the rubber in the tire.

Hope that helps! Terry

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Old 03-24-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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I use carwash soap from WallMart. It won't remove the wax.
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Dont ever use dish soap on the exterior of your RV.. or your vehicle for that matter... it WILL soften the paint.
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