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Old 08-26-2011, 06:37 PM   #15
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I haven't used Red Maxx or Poliglow on my trailer. For ten years, I've used Gel Gloss. Perhaps it's yellowing All I'm saying is unless there's a space where Red Maxx wasn't applied, you'd probably never know if it was yellowing... unless you have something to compare it to.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:46 PM   #16
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What made you decide not to cover yours in the winter? That is a lot snow there for November!!!
Because two days later I hooked it up to the truck and headed out on a camping trip. We're on the road with the EggCamper at least once a month in heat, cold, snow, rain and anything else nature throws our way.

I'll agree. That was a lot of snow in one storm but not a record snowfall. As I said before I've seen 3 1/2 feet piled on top. I think the vertical seam and double wall construction help a lot to support a large snow load.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:57 PM   #17
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Because two days later I hooked it up to the truck and headed out on a camping trip. We're on the road with the EggCamper at least once a month in heat, cold, snow, rain and anything else nature throws our way.

I'll agree. That was a lot of snow in one storm but not a record snowfall. As I said before I've seen 3 1/2 feet piled on top. I think the vertical seam and double wall construction help a lot to support a large snow load.
Do you find using the EggCamper enjoyable in the winter? Without propane and heated tanks you would need electric and water, are these available? Is it comfortable enough to camp in during the winter? I'm looking forward to trying to use mine this winter.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:48 PM   #18
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I just purchased a 1983 Bigfoot 5th wheel that had been sitting under some Poplar trees since 2003 I have found that CLR Kitchen and Bath works well at getting all the sap off. We (family of four) spent approx 8 hrs scrubbing , between water fights with the garden hose we got a lot done for the first big clean up.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:19 AM   #19
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Do you find using the EggCamper enjoyable in the winter? Without propane and heated tanks you would need electric and water, are these available? Is it comfortable enough to camp in during the winter? I'm looking forward to trying to use mine this winter.
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My EggCamper is sort of unusual. I bought it as a "kit" version and installed all the electrical, plumbing and propane systems as well as the appliances and bathroom/shower. The only thing factory installed was the exterior lighting and battery for the break away system. It looked pretty naked when I picked it up at the factory.

Propane appliances include a 17,000 BTUH furnace, 6 gallon water heater, 3 burner stove and 3-way refrigerator. It has two 20 pound propane tanks installed on the tongue and I carry a spare 40 pound tank in the truck when taking long trips in the winter.

I've camped and traveled in temperatures way below zero with no problems although I drain the water system and carry water in 5 gallon jugs inside the camper when traveling in the winter. The gray water tank and drain pipe heaters and insulation haven't been installed yet but are on the round tuit list. A couple of times I've had frozen pipes under the camper but it hasn't caused any damage so far.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:54 PM   #20
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Twice a year, we use the same paste wax we use on the fiberglass boats: 3M Ultraperformance marine wax, with UV inhibitors. It does a great job of protecting from the Florida sun, and makes cleanup easier, too. Don't forget the roof--it gets the most sun. I use the same wax on the vertical parts of the fiberglass interior, but only once a year.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:28 PM   #21
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I also think that Red Max may not be the answer for everyone but not due to a perceived color cast. I like the look of aged amber more than I like the look of aged and chalky gelcoat. If I had a new trailer with a lot of shine, floor wax wouldn't be my first resort. Despite the admission that Red Max Pro is merely an expedient, simple and inexpensive corrective and protective coating for aged glass trailers (actually that wasn't that hard to admit!), it does fill one requirement of the OP: sheds splashed bugs and bug doo with an easy water only spray off.

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Old 08-27-2011, 07:40 PM   #22
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Twice a year, we use the same paste wax we use on the fiberglass boats: 3M Ultraperformance marine wax, with UV inhibitors. It does a great job of protecting from the Florida sun, and makes cleanup easier, too. Don't forget the roof--it gets the most sun. I use the same wax on the vertical parts of the fiberglass interior, but only once a year.
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3M Marine wax and cleaning products get my vote as well. Most of the bugs from a recent 3000 mile trip washed off with out a problem and there were lots of them! If the bad onces left a stain I used a little 3M Clean and Wax on a micro cloth & lightly rubbed- all good.
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:54 PM   #23
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I use Simple Green Purple.

I mix into a hand bottle sprayer, run a brush (lightly) over the area you are concentrating on, then rinse.

This has worked great for me.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:49 PM   #24
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A trailer that still has its original shine can be maintained with wax. When I had a new Casita I used Gel Gloss with great results for the three years I had it. I have also bought several old chalky trailers. No amount of waxing and buffing seemed to bring back a new-looking gloss. So I tried the Red Max Pro with very pleasing results on my ten year old Bigfoot. I have not had any yellowing that I can detect after about 10 months.

As for cleaning, I also found out about Barkeepers Friend powder cleanser on the Red Max thread. I really swear by it for removing those hard to clean bug and tar splatters.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:48 PM   #25
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Murphy's Law

Sturdy is as sturdy does. Last year a bird told me it would be a snowy winter here in the higher elevations so to be safe I kept the Scamp in the yard but under a canopy I thought was sturdy. After it collapsed in a storm, more snow, thawing and freezing, the heavy ice built up in the canopy sag was unbudge-able until March. Fortunately, Scamp damage was minor.
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Anyone know where to buy Red Max Pro in Canada?

Thanks! Tom
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Anyone know where to buy Red Max Pro in Canada?

Thanks! Tom
You buy Zep (wet floor look) at Home Depot. It's the same product.
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