A while back a company called Aero Cosmetics contacted me about trying their cleaning supplies, and after a delay in shipping, a box of their goodies finally caught up with us. The company has been selling their waterless wash/wax/polish to airplane owners, and is expanding into the market. We decided to give it a try, to see how it worked.
Our Winnebago had a couple thousand miles of road grime on it and really needed a bath. So we spent most of yesterday cleaning the outside of our motorhome. You have no idea how big a Winnebago Ultimate Advantage is until you have to wash one from top to bottom! What a job!
I have tried most of the RV cleaning products on the market, including Protect-All and Dri Wash N Guard, at one time or another, and my impression of the Aero cleaning products is that they are probably as good as anything else on the market, but certainly no better. We tried both the Degreaser and the regular version of their Wash Wax All, following the instructions on the bottles, and found that while they worked fine on the less grimy parts of our RV, the front end, where we had an accumulation of highway bugs, required a lot of very hard scrubbing with a microfiber cloth to get clean.
Would I buy the Aero products to clean my RV? Yes, if they were available and the price was right. But, since I know several vendors who sell Dri Wash N Guard, 303, and other cleaning products, I’d probably give them my business first. It’s not a bad product by any means, but I don’t think it’s going to set the RV world on fire, either.
Okay, here’s my take on cleaning the motorhome. Keep in mind that I am terminally lazy, and, to quote a line from a Jimmy Buffet song, “any manual labor I’ve done was purely by mistake.” Terry and I worked on the coach for about six hours each, which included cleaning the fiberglass roof, polishing the wheels, and everything in between.
In that time, I could have written a couple of magazine articles and made $400 or more, paid somebody to wash the RV for me, and we both would not be sore, stiff, and achy this morning. My Daddy taught me a long time ago that it’s better to do what I do best, and to farm out the other stuff to people who can do a better job of it. The older I get, the wiser I realize my old man was.
Thought For The Day – Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer.