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Old 10-07-2019, 08:33 AM   #1
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Wash and Wax

I guess my question is mainly about waxing. I live in Texas and my trailer isn't covered. How often do you guys wax your fifth wheel.

I also have the really bad front cap oxidation going on right now, and I'm scheduled to take it in Dec 6th, so I'm not even sure I want to spend the money to have it waxed until that is repaired. It is only a Year and half old.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:41 AM   #2
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I'm not in Texas, but I wash mine when it is dirty. As for wax, I hate waxing it. Historically I have been using a car wash that has wax in it. It is not as good as wax.

I used a McGuire's Paint Protect this spring. A LITTLE goes a long ways, and I put too much on. It looked really dirty a few weeks later, but after washing off all the excess I put on, it has been looking sharp the rest of the summer, and is really surprisingly clean looking, even sitting under a black walnut tree.

I would wait until after the front cap is taken care off. Most dealerships will give the whole rig a good washing (no wax) when done.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:30 PM   #3
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Might consider waxing the rest of the unit to slow down or prevent any oxidation that may be going on else where on the unit. I use Mcguire's paste wax in the maroon can on my TT, and usually wax it while we are camping. I don't like just "sitting" all day long for several days in a row so I was the TT while it's set it up and open. I have the time, and usually have some adult beverages handy as well, so....
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:29 PM   #4
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I just started using meguiars ceramic car wax so far so good was using meguiars paste wax 2 times a year
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:17 PM   #5
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X2 on Meguiars Hybrid Ceramic Wax. Recently had oxidized front cap sanded down, painted, and new decals. Per CW, waited a week then started putting the 3 coats on the front end. WOW! It really shines and the bugs come off very easily.
Can't believe how easy it applies -- wash, spray on Meguiars, rinse off, then dry. You are done. Easy, peasy.

Oh, I wash each time we use it and wax twice a year.

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I wax once a year in the fall (just did it). I use Meguiars liquid cleaning wax in the maroon bottle.
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I use Rejex. Does a great job with a brilliant shine. Bugs barely stick to the nose
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