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Old 06-23-2016, 04:49 PM   #1
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This is a lot of work

For those, like me, who don't cover their trailers and leave them out in the elements.

For the first time since I've been rv'ing I've been without a cover, it disintegrated shortly after getting the Escape. Cleaned and shined the trailer last August, then spent a couple months in Utah and another in FL.

Finally got around to ordering a cover, as it's due in next week and we won't be camping till fall I figured I'd wash and shine the trailer today.

Big surprise when I looked at the roof, looks like someone sanded it. Never expected this much oxidation in less then a year. The sides still look great, it never occurred to me the roof would look terrible. Been buffing for the last couple hours, only half done with the roof.
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:05 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:06 PM   #3
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The problem of oxidation is something I might not have considered if it was not something I learned about via the Forum (see the Good Bye Thread). Not only things like oxidation but apparently trailer covers can damage a trailer by scraping in the wind. At least I remember something about trailer cover problems on the Forum.

All that washing and polishing, another reason not to buy bigger Escape Trailers. .
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:08 PM   #4
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I've just personally found you have to wax twice a year with a premium wax regardless of storage situation to keep them tip top. In AZ I do Spring/Fall to avoid the heat.
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:16 PM   #5
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I vote for Glenn's son in law, he does it for a case of beer......
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:38 PM   #6
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I vote for Glenn's son in law, he does it for a case of beer......
Hi: cpaharley2008... A new take on "Rub a dub dub a man and some suds"!!! Alf
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:42 PM   #7
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I'd gladly pay a case of beer. Can hardly move and I'm not done.

A 13 is looking pretty good about now,think I could sleep in the fetal position.
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Once a year for me, two coats of Starbrite. Extremely shiny. But, I have the luxury of storing the trailer in a covered space. The sun is your enemy.
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Once a year for me, two coats of Starbrite. Extremely shiny. But, I have the luxury of storing the trailer in a covered space. The sun is your enemy.
Exactly. In the shade all the time, no problem. Except for the bat poop in my barn........
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All that washing and polishing, another reason not to buy bigger Escape Trailers. .
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