Sunday, January 9, 2011

Back over to the Flea Market

It was kind of cool again today, as we started at 43 degrees.  But the sun was out, and we left the door open on the motorhome to enjoy the outside air as much as possible.  It was nice outside but only about mid 50s by noon.

I was inside having breakfast and reading the blogs on the laptop.  I was several days behind, so that took up a bunch of the day.  Eventually the temperature reached 60, and the motor scooter was calling.

So out on a ride I went.  I grabbed some lunch, and went back over to the Swap Meet.  I had heard on the public address system yesterday that the local RV products store had some of The Solution on sale, and I was just curious enough to see what they had for a price on it.

For those of you that haven't heard of The Solution, is is a dry wash product that comes in a liquid spray bottle.  Of course the product is wet, but the dry wash refers to the fact that you are not using a hose and bucket to do the wash job.

But this product is quite expensive, and just because it is at the flea market, it remains expensive.  They get $40 a gallon, which is the same price it is available on the internet.  Now we have really increased the sales taxes here in Arizona to ten percent, the total price will be $44.

In most cases, the internet vendors will ship the product to you for free, so on the price alone, it would be cheaper to just order it online.  They did have a quart spray bottle for $15 which would make a gallon be $60, but if I wanted to just try the stuff it would be OK.

Since I did not have any idea how much the price was on the internet, I walked around in the flea market some more and came home without anything.  I might go get a quart of the stuff just to try it out, but any serious purchase will be online!

We watched TV and had more of the slow day later tonight.  Just the way we planned it.  It may warm up sometime in the next week, but for now, we are only making it into the early 60s.

Retired Rod


  1. We have 13% sales tax up here in Ontario plus all the other hidden taxes so 10% is still a bargain!

  2. We use that Solution stuff all the time Rod. It works great. Sometime over the next day or so before we leave town we will stop by and drop off your pocket knife. Found it on the ground out by the firepit.

  3. I've read and heard a lot about "the solution" and even though it's hard to imagine how it can go on a dry rig and clean up well, it obviously does as so many RV'ers use it and swear by it. It's a tad expensive though.

    Taxes do add to the price alright, at home we pay 12% total but I think we might even be higher here in California but I couldn't swear to that.

    If you do get some of this stuff, I'd be interested in hearing how you like it.

  4. A couple of years ago I did my truck and most of my 5th wheel with a dry product, but a different brand. It works ok, but I think it is actually harder work than if you use a bucket of soapy water and a hose.

  5. I swear by the solution. I use it for all of my windows, mirrors, and stainless steel as well if you use a micro cloth with it you won't use anything else.

    Brenda Brown


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