RV Spa treatment can give almost any RV a fresh new look
Road grime, rain, sun, blowing sand, leaves and pine needles, chalky or black sidewall streaks from roof run-off…..they all take their toll on your RV’s exterior finish. Even though you might wash it from time to time, eventually your RV needs a more intensive exterior clean-up to keep it looking its best.
Robert and Linda Phillips’ 2004 Fleetwood Terra 32' Class A motorhome was ready for an exterior facelift when it arrived at the Valencia, California Camping World SuperCenter a few weeks ago. A third generation RVer, Mrs. Phillips said she and her husband, who also grew up RVing, travel throughout Southern California with their children Corey and Kendra, venturing into Northern California and Arizona on occasion. They have owned the coach and enjoyed traveling in it for the past four years.
That Weathered Look
Like any RV that is stored outside, the coach’s finish showed the effects of time and the elements, though it had no major exterior damage. Chalky white streaks had worked their way down the sides, giving the graphics a splotchy appearance. The overall finish was dull from oxidation, and some brownish environmental stains had appeared in places. The awning fabric was also in need of replacement.
After Valencia shop supervisor Kyle Bovee and detailer Jerry Tucker evaluated the Terra’s condition, they determined the Camping World RV Spa Premium Package
would be just the ticket to bring the Terra back to near showroom condition. One of four RV Spa packages available at most Camping World service centers (see sidebar), the Premium Package includes hand washing and drying; wax and tire dressing application; window cleaning; wheel polishing and water bead windshield treatment for the coach exterior. The package also includes vacuuming and cleaning carpets and flooring, windows and cabinet exteriors inside the coach.
After several hours of roof cleaning, washing and waxing the coach, buffing out oxidation and stains and applying protectants where needed, the Phillips’ Terra looked like a nearly new coach. Mrs. Phillips said the transformation was “amazing”, noting that the Terra’s exterior is now “much brighter” than before. The clean, bright finish on the coach is further enhanced by the bright new awning fabric that replaced the faded, torn original fabric. The Phillips family is now ready to embark on their next RV adventure in a clean, protected RV that’s ready to face whatever the road and the elements send its way.
Our thanks to the Valencia, California Camping World SuperCenter, Kyle Bovee and Jerry Tucker for RV Spa service and awning fabric replacement on the Phillips’ RV.
Let the Professionals Do It
The before and after pictures of the Phillips’ coach tell the story of what professional cleaning and detailing can do for a road-weary RV in need of some TLC. Regular detailing by the professionals at Camping World RV Spa service centers keeps your RV looking like new and helps maintain its value. It also saves you time and effort. If you live in an area with water use or other restriction, RV Spa is the ideal way to keep your RV clean and in top condition. Plus, you can schedule your RV Spa appointment along with a routine service appointment at a Camping World service center for one-stop convenience.
RV Spa facilities are equipped with the tools needed to thoroughly clean, restore and renew any RV exterior, using products safe for RV finishes that offer maximum protection against sun, weather, road grime and damaging environmental elements. RV Spa offers a wide selection of professional detailing packages and specialized services to help keep your RV looking sharp inside and out.
• Basic Package: hand wash and dry RV exterior
• Deluxe Package: hand wash and dry RV exterior plus wax application, window
cleaning and tire dressing
• “The Works” Package: hand wash and dry RV exterior, wax application, window
cleaning, tire dressing plus steam or spot cleaning and vacuuming interior carpets.
• Premium Package: Top of the line service includes hand wash and dry RV exterior, wax application, window cleaning, tire dressing plus wheel polishing, water bead windshield treatment, steam or spot cleaning and vacuuming interior carpets/flooring and cleaning interior windows and cabinet exteriors.
RV Spa also offers more than a dozen individual cleaning and protection services, including tow vehicle cleaning; basic and deluxe RV interior detailing; awning and slideout cleaning and protection; upholstery cleaning and protection; rubber roof cleaning and UV treatment; holding tank deodorization; water system freshening and more.
RV Spa uses quality MOC cleaning, protection and detailing products for most cleaning and protecting services. MOC is an industry leader in providing professional-grade automotive products to auto dealers, detailers and service centers.
If your RV’s exterior has faded graphics, flaking paint or more extensive body damage, a visit to a Camping World Collision Center is in order. Along with a wide range of body repairs, Collision Centers offer custom paint work (full body paint, accessory painting, spot painting and custom stripes); rubber roof repair and replacement; repair of hail, wind and sand damage; sidewall repair and replacement; aluminum skin replacement; windshield replacement, and front and rear fiberglass cap replacement. Collision Centers use state-of-the-art equipment for repairs and painting, and also do custom fabrication and interior remodeling. Thirty-five Collision Centers are located in 21 states; to find your nearest location, visit CampingWorld.com/rv-service-parts/rv-collision-repair.