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 on: July 20, 2016, 10:10:02 am 
Started by Dale and Cindy - Last post by Dale and Cindy
Thanks for the input, Ron, makes me feel better that you never use the "city water" selection and you do just fine without it.  One less hose to get out and put away.   

 82 
 on: July 20, 2016, 10:06:00 am 
Started by Bruce and Sharon - Last post by Chuck1944
Being a boater there are many stain remover products for gel coats.  Just visit West Marine or Defender websites.  For my sailboat gel coat or any other coating I would recommend FSR (fiber glass stain remover). I have used this product for years.  It's active ingredient is oxalic acid with is used in many of these stain removal products.

 83 
 on: July 20, 2016, 01:12:38 am 
Started by Dale and Cindy - Last post by ron.dittmer
Cindy,

I think the last time we hooked up to city water was about 5 or 6 years ago.  I wonder how well our check valves (or whatever they are) work given it has been so long.  Your post reminds me that I really should hook up at home to test and make sure all is well, just in case we hook up on city water a time or two on our next trip.

 84 
 on: July 19, 2016, 09:03:39 pm 
Started by Bruce and Sharon - Last post by fandj
I don't have any direct experience cleaning the Phoenix gel coat but have successfully used Barkeepers Friend Cleaner on an unpainted molded fiberglass gel coated travel trailer.  It is a common cleaning agent to remove stains and is used by many owners of these type trailers.

 85 
 on: July 19, 2016, 07:31:49 pm 
Started by Joseph - Last post by jfcaramagno
60, tops. Now Carol, on the other hand, pushes to 75 despite my complaints. Mpg falls off dramatically then.

 86 
 on: July 19, 2016, 07:14:50 pm 
Started by Bruce and Sharon - Last post by ragoodsp
bruce...I am sorry but I have no quick and easy solution. I think I would try a very light marine gel coat restorer or very fine rubbing compound.  Best of luck I do not envy the work your are faced with.

 87 
 on: July 19, 2016, 07:10:08 pm 
Started by Johnny&Vicki.O - Last post by KB9OMH
Had nitrogen put in my PC 3100 last year, the only thing I can say is I don't have to top off the Air PSI after letting the unit set over the winter. Before I would have to add between 10 to 20 PSI of air before any trips, this year I have not added any at all still holding 80 PSI.

 88 
 on: July 19, 2016, 06:56:54 pm 
Started by Bruce and Sharon - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
We recently needed to temporarily store our rig in a lot surrounded by evergreen trees and next to a metal fabrication shop for three weeks.  As I cleaned the coach to get ready for the camping trip that were currently on I was horrified to see many small stains (most about 1/8 to 1/4" size) all over the unpainted gel coat and decals on the drivers side that Ive not been able to remove with any product that we have with us now.  These stains are smooth, dry to the touch.  They are level with the surrounding surface and appear to be absorbed into the gel coat.

No stains can be seen in the adjacent painted surface.

I assume that the stains were caused by sap falling from the trees or by some type of spray coming from the fabrication plant.  I suspect the latter because Ive never seen tree sap leave such a mark and only the side next to the plant has any (even though the tree line goes across both sides of the PC). 

Another thread here mentions using a light bleach mix to remove stains from caulking, so I plan to try that on these stains when we return home next week.

Has anyone here experienced such staining?

--Bruce

 89 
 on: July 19, 2016, 06:19:53 pm 
Started by JOHN - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
Im now in the group of PC owners that would recommend full-body paint because of the following brief history with ours.

Our 3-yesr old 2552 has lower body paint.  Im almost obsessive in keeping it clean and protected from UV as it is always parked outside (summer its usually in the generally cool, foggy Monterey bay climate, winter its in sunny Palm Desert, CA)

My experience is that the painted surface needs much less attention to keep it looking like new.  The painted surface usually just needs a light wipe-down, while the non-painted surfaces needs more effort to remove accumulated dirt.  The gel coat seems to attract more grime.

The whole unit gets a complete wash and wax three or four times a year.

We recently needed to temporarily store the coach in a lot surrounded by evergreen trees and next to a metal fabrication shop for three weeks.  As I cleaned the coach I was horrified to see many small stains (most about 1/8" to 1/4" size) all over the unpainted gel coat on the drivers side that Ive not been able to remove.  No stains can be seen in the adjacent painted surface.

Rather than hijack this tread toward stain removal questions I plan to start a new thread on that subject.

--Bruce

 90 
 on: July 19, 2016, 02:16:22 pm 
Started by JOHN - Last post by Syd and Margo
Go with full body paint.
When I wash my unit it is like washing a new car.  It looks so good.  I had enough gelcoat with the boats we have owned.
Full body paint makes the unit look up to date with other units.
Syd

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