We started the day as usual Donna was up and at em at 04:30am, for some reason Sam missed his normal wake up time and slept until 05:45am I had just missed Donna leaving for work, Drat the luck. Andy was next off the launching pad for work and I then looked at a couple of blogs.
At about 07:45am I noticed it was 74 degrees and sunny outside so I backed the truck out and got the buckets, long brush, Simple Green, Wash & Wax, and a step ladder, and since today was declared Wash the Trailer Day in Dardenne Prairie. I decided to get an early start. Naturally my Canon was there to document the progress. Just so my son will see I actually washed it like I have been saying I would, I took all the implements of washing with me on my last two outings with the trailer figuring on taking advantage of a cool morning in a campground to do it and procrastinated both times, So I think when I told him today was the day his answer was "Yeah right Pop".
Top of the awning gets done first.
The the bottom of the awning.
Then the right side.
The front cap.
The left side.
Finished, what a shine.
It really came out nice, I washed and brushed it first with Simple Green, that takes all the bugs and black stains off, then I power rinse it and then spray, wash and wax on and brush it again and then rinse it with the hose. The result is a shinny finish just like you waxed it, of course you should then wash it every couple weeks with wash & wax to keep it that way and not let the heavy stuff build up like I did over the winter, but now with the black trim touched up and the thorough wash it really looks nice.The Wash & Wax comes in a gallon plastic bottle at Auto Zone for about $10, I get two trailer washes out of one bottle, I pour half in the soap container on the power washer and then fill the reservoir the rest of the way with water, the power washer had a setting to put the soap mix on in a slow fine spray and then all you do is brush it, I prefer to rinse that off with a normal hose rather than blast it off with the power washer, It just seems if you are going to have any wax you don't want to blast it off, anyway it seems to work for me, Maybe the other guys do it different my son says I just add work doing it my way.
Well that takes care of one more day before vacation, Tomorrow I will probably pick up Adam and then Thursday will be the grocery run for the trailer, and then Friday will be the tire checks and final everything. We plan on being loaded Friday night and blasting off, Saturday morning.
That's about it for now, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.