The T@B manual instructs us to wash the exterior monthly, clean wood and wall panels with wood cleaner monthly, and to apply wax to exterior twice a year, and apply furniture polish to interior twice a year, among other things. I gotta admit, my husband and I wash our car about once or twice a year (it rains a lot here) and we have never waxed a car in over 50 years of life. We also never polish our house furniture, and (you guessed it) tolerate a rather messy/dirty house. Yet we are not reckless, and I feel we do pay attention to the important things and to details, and we are quite safety-conscious. We just don't like cleaning much and don't find it worth our whiles. Are we simply not the kind of people who should own a T@B? Is it just resale value and our reputation with imaginarily fussy neighbors that suffer in a small way if we, say, quadruple the time interval between all this polishing and waxing and washing etc, or will we damage our lovely T@B with our indolent ways? Do y'all REALLY follow that maintenance chart in the manual?