There’s a slight chance that this video may be a little over-the-top. It involves a slingshot…
Several months ago, I was contacted by the makers of a product called “Scrubless Bug-a-Way”. They wanted to send me some samples and have me write up my opinion. I’m afraid they’re going to get a little more than they were expecting.
The idea behind the product is that you add it to your regular windshield washer fluid and it helps remove bugs. If you’re looking for an easy way to clean your RV windshield, it doesn’t get much easier than that. Now, I suppose I could have just driven around Utah Lake in the summer to pick up some bugs – but that struck me as a little too “random”. No, if I was going to compare the Scrubless Bug-a-Way to regular blue washer fluid, I needed a consistent set of “bug guts” to test with.
It took me months to figure out what I was going to do, but this video is what I came up with. You’ll just have to see for yourselves.
But does it work?
I’m going to give the Scrubless Bug-a-Way a qualified thumbs up.
In the test where the bugs were “fresh”, it did seem to do a little better in cleaning bug guts from the windshield.
However, if the bug residue was dried on to the windshield, it didn’t seem to clean it any better than standard washer fluid.
So the lesson here, is that if you want to use the product, be vigilant and use your wipers before things become dried on.
And is it safe?
Again, another qualified thumbs up.
Under “normal” usage, the product should be safe for your RV’s paint and decals.
There is a slight film present when the Scrubless Bug-a-Way dries. You’ll want to properly wash your vehicle after using the stuff.
Under extreme circumstances that I can’t imagine replicating in real life, the Scrubless Bug-a-Way seemed to be more damaging to decals than regular windshield washer fluid. Although, in this scenario, either fluid would eat the paint off your rig, so you’d have much bigger problems than your decals.
And finally –
I need to give a huge thanks to the awesome staff at Motor Sportsland here in Salt Lake City. Without their help in providing the space to make this video, it wouldn’t have happened. Do yourselves a favor and check out their YouTube channel! It’s loaded with high quality walkthrough videos of RVs that we haven’t covered here, including towables. Last time I looked, they had over 50 walkthrough videos up, and they were making more.