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Posted: 08/05/20 10:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Blue Beacon truck washes have experience with RV’s. I’ve used them number of times with no problem.
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joedekock wrote:

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We've never had an issue finding a campground that doesn't mind. Not every campground but enough that it's not an issue.

Also, it's common to see a large vehicle bay at car washes. I'm sure you could use that for under $10...that said, I'm not crazy about pressure washers on RVs. It's too easy to blast out caulk.
I won't use high pressure wash as it forces water into places it's not supposed to be and can destroy the sealant as you said. A bucket of soapy water and a RV wash brush from Wallyworld and I can wash the trailer in 30 minutes.


Interesting. So, you don't rinse off what you wash? What do you use for soap? I use an RV wash & wax that states you don't have to dry it after washing, but you still have to rinse it.
Yes I rinse with just a hose and use car wash soap that doesn't take off the wax. I don't dry the trailer.

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We drove through Blue Beacon again yesterday. We've used them in Phoenix, Vegas, and Barstow.

It cost us $47 yesterday to wash the pickup and 45' fiver. What a bargain.


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However, quite honestly, the majority of truck wash facilities really don't do a great job on RV's. Now, we are not going to high-pressure spray the RV's body, as this may damage decals, paint, etc.

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When I leave Minnesota in January or February heading for warm weather, the roads can be pretty sloppy. I don't want to spend my winter vacation looking at a filthy rig, I like it to be all sparkly clean and shiny. I have used the tall bay self serve, and the full service truck/RV washes. No way will I do the self service again, uness I'm desperate. I burned thru almost as much $$ as the full service, and got all wet, and the full service does a nicer job and is quicker. I've paid anywhere from $20 - $55.


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It seems to make a difference of when you ask for some CGs. Weekdays when they are not busy is better to get a positive response.

They all want you to arrive looking like you just came from the showroom.


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Some that have a no washing policy do allow an approved vendor to come in and do the work for you.
Ask at the office.


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First I waxed my camper with ZEP acrylic floor wax. It sheds dirt and water remarkably well. In fact so well I never get those black streaks that used to occur in numerous locations on the camper.

My last trip was 4 months and 15000 miles so ZEP or not, the camper could use a wash at least once or twice during that period. I have never had any problem finding a coin op car/truck wash with sufficient height to accommodate my camper.

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I've given a lot of thought on how to wash the RV while traveling.

I have devised a way to secure my wife the roof with a suction bucket and a sponge by the time we get to Phoenix she should have the top completed.

I have yet come up with the solution to have her wash the side and front while in motion.

* This post was edited 10/27/20 12:34pm by bigred1cav *





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