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Washing fifth wheel
« on: July 03, 2017, 07:24:13 PM »
I have a newly acquired 2011 Prowler with paint protection coverage on it. How often should I wash it and with what? I live in Michigans upper peninsula and it is stored outside.

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Re: Washing fifth wheel
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 09:07:50 AM »
Paint protection, as in some aftermarket product applied that supposedly extends its life, or at least its shine? Was it applied when new back in 2011, or more recently? If 2011, I doubt if there is anything left of it anyway after 6 years. It's just a decent quality synthetic wax job.

In any case, wash with any car or RV wash product as much or as little as you like, i.e. when you think it is dirty enough to warrant the effort. Just avoid products with degreasers, ammonia, bleach, etc., anything that can strip off wax or orhter coatings.
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Re: Washing fifth wheel
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 09:17:14 PM »
It was applied when we bought it last month. Thank you!

Arch Hoagland

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Re: Washing fifth wheel
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 01:11:04 AM »
You can wash it with plain water.  Wash as often as it gets dirty.

You'll notice that if you wash it just before a trip it will ALWAYS rain during the trip. I helped end the California drought that way.
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Re: Washing fifth wheel
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 05:46:09 AM »
Could you come to Lake Havasu. 

My water bill last month was $417 from watering palm trees and the auto fill on the pool,

Was 122 degrees one day last week.  Still around 115.
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