Look around any RV park and you’re likely to spot some retired person standing on a ladder while tenderly wiping bugs and dust off his shiny RV. He’s making the rest of us look bad. For those of us who work all day, a DIY RV wash is the last thing we want do to during valuable down time.
Road tripping doesn’t come without a price to pay. Eventually, even the laziest RVer should admit it’s time to wash the old home on wheels. About ten days ago we owned up to our road grime while driving south to Fountain of Youth. We hadn’t washed it since spring.
But we didn’t bust out rags, RV wash and borrowed ladder this time around. That was back in the day, when we were too dumb to know that you could actually pay someone to do this kind of thing. And it was also before I knew about a cheap truck and RV wash just east of Indio.
The Lazy Traveler’s Cheap RV Wash
This time around, I decided we could suck it up and pay for someone else to tackle this dreaded part of RV ownership.
For $69 including wash and wax rinse, even this frugal RVer didn’t mind cracking open her wallet. We now have a shiny new rig ready to sparkle in the hot desert sun all winter long.
We still need to do a rubber roof treatment and hand-wax the rig, but with half the job done, the rest of it seems relatively do-able.
That is, if we can ever find the time to get out there and do it.
Maybe I’ll recruit that old retired guy down the road from us.
By the way, does anyone know of a fiberglass RV wax that actually works? We still haven’t found one that lives up to the claims. I would love to hear your recommendations.