Waxing the RV is a neccessity to keep it in good condition

I try to keep a schedule of waxing the RV about 3-4 times a year. Sounds like a lot, but depending on conditions the wax only lasts 3-6 months. Usually, for me more toward the shorter time than the longer.

Now, don't misunderstand, I don't go out and spend a whole day or two, waxing the RV all at one time. I break it up into sections. Part now. Part next week .......... etc. That way it doesn't become a huge monster I come to dread.

I just put the RV Wax on in workable sections. I'm only waxing maybe a quarter of the RV at a time.

In an effort to reduce the labor I recently found at the ever present Wal-Mart, a cheap (only about $15) little coleman buffer that does most of the heavy work.

I wan't expecting much but I was really, pleasantly surprised. For the price it is really not a bad little tool!

coleman buffer

***The Coleman Buffer***

The only thing I can say is if you wax "smaller" sections each time it keeps the work manageable and keeps the rig looking pretty nice!

Along with waxing it the roof needs to be cleaned and conditioned on a regular basis. I try to do it in the spring and again in the fall. Getting that dirt off will go a long way toward extending the life of a rubber roof!

cleaning a rubber roof

***Before and after***

I haven't got any products that have really jumped out at me as working a whole lot better than others for waxing the RV. Here's a picture of what I am currently using.

I do seem to migrate in the direction of Thetford products. I suppose others work well. I expect that since Thetford has always done the job for me I think "if it ain't broke don't fix it!"

RV Cleaning and waxing products

Happy waxing the RV!

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