View Full Version : what would you charge? 39ft 5th wheel

Dec 1st, 2011, 12:52 PM
just as the title implies a guy stopped me on a job today asking how much would we charge to wash and wax the outside of his 39ft rv. we have never done a rv before the sides are not the smooth siding on most that we see. im completely lost on what to charge and how we would wax the wavey sides.

Dec 1st, 2011, 04:48 PM
How old is it & what condition is it in?

Hard to give a price, it would greatly vary however if you are just washing & waxing it like you say, or compounding & correcting it, or one stepping it.

Dec 1st, 2011, 06:21 PM
It's only about a year old just dirty bugs from being drivin from ok to az paint is in really good condition. The owner just wants it too shine a little bit.

Dec 2nd, 2011, 04:16 AM
Just to ask...if the sides (et al) are not 'smooth' as in fiber-glass, what is it? Metal? Filon?
Also, any idea of the manufacture?


Jeff Burrows
Jun 13th, 2012, 07:26 PM
I would charge about $11 per foot and do it up nice. If its a one step wash adn then #49 Cleaner wax maybe $9 per foot at the cheapest.

Jun 16th, 2012, 09:44 PM
We always charge $9 a foot for applying wax without compounding. We also charge $60 for the wash. Rv's are super easy to upsell on carpet shampooing as well if it needs it

Jul 17th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Here at my shop we charge $10/ft for a single stage wax. With the composite siding like it has you should be able to do a 1-step process with an automotive cleaner wax. Aluminum composite siding is painted and obviously not fiberglass.

Sep 7th, 2012, 10:56 PM
Your probably not still looking for advice on this, but for others who read this in future...

I personally am not a fan of doing RV's, I'd probably charge more simply because I'd rather overcharge and miss out on the job than undercharge and hate myself the whole time for it. I kind of play them by ear, but to do a wash and 1-step on an RV I usually charge around $12 or $13 a foot, depending on condition of course. To be honest though I only do 1 or 2 a year because most people don't want to pay that much - which I'm fine with. Good luck with it if you get the opportunity to do it again!!