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Old 07-22-2016, 02:45 PM   #15
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I wax it with Walbernize yearly. I use a ladder and hose it off first then a long handled brush designed for car washing with car wash soap. I dry it off with soft, clean towels. I took it to Blue Beacon once after hearing about it on this forum. All they do is spray it off with multiple high pressure sprayers. They don't dry it off. I did not know this and was not prepared with a ladder and towels or chamois'. I tried to dry the windows with a small hand towel and noticed it was black with dirt after. I had to hand wash it at home when I got there. Not a good experience.
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:56 PM   #16
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I use a long handled RV brush only on the roof, using a ladder. It works very well getting in between AC and vents, skylights, etc. After seeing fine scratches from the brush on my last trailer, I now only use a microfiber wash mitt on a pole.
Be careful not to drop it in the dirt! It's not as easy to use as the RV brush but you will not have any fine scratches using the microfiber.
I also use a car soap solution with wax. Not sure how effective the wax is but it can't hurt. Good luck!
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:41 PM   #17
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There are also numerous postings about washing AS.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:59 PM   #18
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Washing the AS is an issue for me because my house is on a steep if little hill. So that makes getting on a ladder a "interesting" experience. That said, I use me guides car soap wit the wax in it, a car wash mitt with synthetic material, and a rv brush that is extendable for the places on the roof I cat reach. It looks good after.

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Old 07-23-2016, 07:24 AM   #19
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Thanks everyone for the great replies and advice. I'm prepping to do any required maintenance when I come back from my current deployment in Afghanistan (my last hopefully).

Unfortunately I don't have the chance to get internet access over here very often or for very long. So I sincerely appreciate everyone who answered with real advice rather than just telling me to search (which I already had done).


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Old 07-23-2016, 07:58 AM   #20
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Washing the AS is an issue for me because my house is on a steep if little hill. So that makes getting on a ladder a "interesting" experience. That said, I use me guides car soap wit the wax in it, a car wash mitt with synthetic material, and a rv brush that is extendable for the places on the roof I cat reach. It looks good after.

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I throw a rope over the top of the AS and tie it to an alloy wheel, the other side to the top of the ladder on the other side of the AS. I put something soft between the ladder and the AS so as not to scratch it. I can move the ladder a couple of times before I have to reposition the rope. It's a bit of a hassle and it's not perfect, but it's more stable than not having anything.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:14 PM   #21
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Well, to a seasoned AS owners this must seem like a dumb topic. As a newbie owner I am scared to even touch the trailer. All I have heard is how "delicate" they are and anything I do will scratch it. This from another AS camper. We have our trailer in a park for six months and they do not allow you to wash your trailer with a hose. Only a bucket. This wasn't a problem with our other trailer but with AS I don't know what to do that won't damage it. Is bucket washing ok? I have been researching and Meguires sells a water-less car wash product. Love the trailer and what to take excellent care of it.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:23 PM   #22
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We store at a storage facility and don't have access to water.

We used the Mcguires waterless and their brand of microfiber towels. it did a great job. Took about hour for 2 people to do our 22 sport. We then followed with walbanizer

We did this last year after winterizing. We will do it again this year.

We obviously don't obsess much about washing, but did like the waterless product.
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I like to wait on a good hard rain storm. I put on a rain coat, mix up some car wash in a bucket and go at it with a lambs wool mitt. I can stand on small step stool and reach at least as high as the awning rail. I let the rain do my rinsing.
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