By Bob Difley
RV owners tired of paying $5–7 a foot to have their rigs professionally cleaned can instead detail with quality DIY tools and products. They make the job fast and easy, while being significantly less expensive.
Thoroughly rinsing the RV first will loosen dirt and grime, soften stuck-on insects, and wash away debris that might scratch the finish. By avoiding the heat of the day, and adding only a small amount of soap into the water, spotting is kept to a minimum.
High quality soaps provide superior cleaning, and won’t strip away wax or polish. Because they’re concentrated, they can actually be more economical than budget-brand detergents that require more product.
Use a quality soft-bristled brush. Start at the top and work down to avoid dirtying washed areas. For large RVs, wash and rinse in sections to ensure complete coverage.
Telescoping handles, especially those that extend to 9′, are ideal for RVs. Curved adapters make it simple to clean every inch, even the crown. All of Shurhold’s handles and adapters have a locking, quick release that allow owners to effortlessly switch from brush to drying device in a snap.
Waste no time in drying. Devices such as the SHUR-Dry Flexible Water Blade contour to an RV’s shape and cut the time needed by 2/3. It eliminates the need for towels or chamois. Made of silicone, it’s safe to use on any surface and easy to clean.
A quick detail provides the finishing touches. Quality multipurpose cleaners such as Shurhold’s SMC eliminate the need for multiple products. Spraying wheels, calipers or any metal that should shine and then wiping with a microfiber cloth will bring back a showroom look.
RVs are an investment that look their best when clean. With the right tools, product and a little elbow grease, they’ll stay in top shape and remain a source of pride for their owners.
Shuhold’s 9′ Telescoping Handle is $37.98; the Curved Adapter is $12.98; Flexible Water Blade is $26.98 and its adapter is $14.98.
Shurhold is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation. Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.
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