Friday, June 2, 2023


What I recommend you use to wash and wax your RV

A lot of people are always asking me: What do you use to wash or wax your RV? I’ve used Meguiar’s products for as long as I’ve been driving and they’re always what I recommend to my fellow RVers and customers. I’ve tried just about every wax out there and I can’t find anything as easy to apply or that lasts as long and protects the way this does.

I use it on all my vehicles, including my RV. I only use two other products: 303 on all the decals, vinyl and plastics; and if I have a stubborn streak that won’t come off, I use Gabe’s Pride black streak remover.

Here’s a picture of the products I like and use to wash and wax RVs. (Please note: I have zero affiliation with any of these. This is just my opinion on products I like and use.) Hope this info helps someone. Happy cleaning!

The products I use to wash and wax RVs:

Dustin Simpson
Dustin Simpson
I have worn many hats in the RV industry through the years. From an RV Technician, Warranty Administrator, Parts Administrator, Parts Manager, Service Manager and now Business Owner. I have even been deemed an RV Expert by the California court system, working on behalf of the customers, dealers, and manufacturers. My repair facility has been servicing customers at the same location since 2003. What sets us apart from the dealerships is we are here to fix and maintain what you have, and not sell you a new one. Whether you own a million-dollar unit or an entry level, my message to you will be the same, it needs to be maintained.


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Neal Davis
4 days ago

Thank you, Dustin!

5 days ago

Once a year I machine wax my 40 foot motorhome (takes 2 days using scaffolding) and 2-3 times a year I had been using Maguiar’s ultimate fast finish. A few years ago I switched over to RejeX polymer coating 2-3 times a year and found that it last longer and protects better than the ultimate fast finish. Like the Maguiar’s I use an microfiber applicator on a pole to apply, let it dry and remove with another microfiber on a pole changing out the second one several times during the process. I always wash the bugs from the front after making trips and follow up with another coating of RejeX.

5 days ago

In all of my research regarding care for my finish I have found the best advice is never wax always clearcoat always use a Sealant. I use Maguires Sealant 21 with a buffer annually. The coach is 9 yrs old and looks new.

5 days ago

Like Richard I use “Rejex”. Bugs seem to come off the front easier.
However we first used Rejex to prevent lake stain on our glass boat. It worked very well. Missed a spot…and it was very obvious.

5 days ago

If you haven’t tried REJEX give it a try. Good for airplanes and decals.

5 days ago

We have been using a waterless wash and wax for 6 years now. It’s so easy to apply that I use it on my fifth wheel every 3 months. Being fulltime, it’s difficult to find parks that let you wash your RV. Just yesterday had to get bugs off front cap after being on I 10 from Florida to Arizona. Then wash waxed the front cap for protection as we head west. I bought the extension pole with pívot head they sell so I don’t even need a ladder. It’s safe for decals and has UV protection. [from Aero Cosmetics]

5 days ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jim Johnson
6 days ago

In many RV parks, guests are not allowed to use park water to wash RVs or vehicles. You hire a mobile rig washer with their own water supply. The folks who wash our rig in Texas pointed me to Chemical Guys products. When it comes to stripping oxidation and polishing, I’ve never found anything that works so well and is less labor intensive in application. Beats even Meguiar’s fine products – and I spot tested both lines side by side on our fiberglass RV wall. Chemical Guys ceramic wax product is equally easy in application; but I am still waiting to see how well it weathers the Texas sun compared to other waxes.

Capt. Jim
5 days ago
Reply to  Jim Johnson

I have used Chemical Guys products on all my vehicles including my 5th wheel for years. All of their cleaning/polishing products are excellent and easy to use. I will add, however, that I just started using Dawn Powerwash on wheels and tires. Spray, rinse, amazing. Safe Travels.

6 days ago

Great products all. It is exactly what my detail guy uses.

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