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Old 12-08-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Cleaning?

We are due to pick up our x23b in a few weeks, any tips on cleaning products? Are RV washes created equally? Any tips for the newbie would be great!
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:50 AM   #2
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A cleaner that contains petroleum distillates can be harmful to your rubber roof. Many of the petroleum distillates are listed as ingredients with chemical names that don't identify them as petroleum products. So, you have to do some research. Alpha Systems names Top Job and Spic and Span as acceptable cleaners. A powder is generally considered not to contain petroleum products.

I'm told by the owner of a very successful RV Wash & Wax business (15 years and it's hard to get an appointment in-season) some products that are sold for specific RV applications contain harmful ingredients. I pay more attention to the labels on my RV cleaners than I do food packages.

Also, get it as clean as you can and put on a good coat of wax. Good wax, don't go cheap. Keeping the luster is easier than restoring it, and oftentimes you will be able to rinse it clean.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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On the inside - stay away from abrasives, harsh chemicals and excessive water. Use mild soaps and damp cloths. Jayco does a good job of providing the manufacturers manuals, leaving the consumer information stickers attached to the fixtures - and provides a summary of general information in the Owners Manuals. Hopefully, your dealer will pass everything through.

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Old 12-08-2013, 08:35 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard, I really like our 23B. As for cleaners, in general all I use is Dawn dish soap for almost every job. I do use a product called “Spray Power” It’s about $6.50 /gallon. I buy their plain white bottle version and use it full strength, they do make an RV version just have not tried it. It does a nice job cleaning the outside of the HTT, including removing bugs from the front. For the roof, I am back to good old Dawn. I do hate waxing the HTT, so when I wash I do use Maguire’s car wash soap with a wax in it. Not as good as a good hand applied wax, but it seems to keep up the shine.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:57 AM   #5
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Cleaning?

For the outside i use dawn on the roof and for the sides also. I use LA totally awesome cleaner( found at dollar tree) mixed 50/50 in a spray bottle for everything inside. Awesome cleaner is well " Awesome" it will work on all types of stains and grease and yet very mild. It will also remove black streaks. I use 303 on the roof and all plastic and on all slide seals. Good luck Robert
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I use Meguires' Deep Crystal Carwash on roof and sides. From what I found calling Meguires and reviewing the MSDS there is no Petroleum Distilates in it. As for wax, I use Meguires' NXT 2.0 synthetic wax.

For the inside, we use the same household cleaners we use in our home.
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Just a heads up, Dawn removes wax. It's what I use to strip my vehicles of wax before polishing and waxing and it does a great job of it.

If you use Dawn to wash the outside of your TT be sure to apply a good coat of wax afterward.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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Cleaning?

Thanks everyone! Great tips.
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