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Old 12-06-2019, 10:55 AM   #1
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Baby needs a bath real bad

Our coach is currently getting serviced near Columbus, GA. We will be picking it up on Dec 23 and heading to New Orleans, LA (5 nights), Lafayette, LA (5 nights) and then slowly but surely heading to Las Vegas, NV for the 18th on January.

The service facility has quoted $500 to wash & wax the coach as well as wash the roof. I feel that is a little pricy but wonder if it is worth it for the convenience factor.

We will have a couple of more 5 night stays in Fort Worth, TX and Tucson, AZ. I'm not sure the camp ground allows washing.

This will be the first wax since we have owned the coach (about a year).
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Most campground do not allow RV washing. I remember about 15 years ago staying at a high end RV Resort in Oregon and a mobile unit with water tank and pressure washer would come in a wash & wax RV's staying there. Back then they were charging $10/foot for a wash & wax but did not include the roof. Depending on the type of wax is being applied, a full day or more mat be required. How much is your time worth? $500 seems fair to me.
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Check for a Blue Beacon RV wash nearby, I think you'll like the wash pricing; they do not wax though.
I would remind the workers to avoid spraying water directly on the refrigerator sidewall vents.
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Waxing is a by hand operation and usually $10 or so a foot, but blue beacon has always done a good job for me @ both the Dallas and Weatherford locations..
While on our 6 week trip in august/Sept we called ahead to the park we were staying at and asked about washing/waxing they have and scheduled for them...
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:59 AM   #5
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Check for a Blue Beacon RV wash nearby, I think you'll like the wash pricing; they do not wax though.
I would remind the workers to avoid spraying water directly on the refrigerator sidewall vents.
Thanks, we have used Blue Beacon in the past and been very satisfied with the wash and price.

They don't do the roof and we need that cleaned desperately. I also think it is worth getting it waxed for the protection factor.
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IMHO if they are washing and HAND waxing coach $500.00 is a fair price, if they spray wax I would go with wash only.
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Here in southern Florida I have Dazzling Detailing do my 40 foot coach. They charge $400 and that includes pressure washing the entire coach including the roof and hand waxing. That also includes polishing the aluminum wheels till you can see yourself in them. So, $500 is not that great a price.
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Here in southern Florida I have Dazzling Detailing do my 40 foot coach. They charge $400 and that includes pressure washing the entire coach including the roof and hand waxing. That also includes polishing the aluminum wheels till you can see yourself in them. So, $500 is not that great a price.

Wheels too- wow! Next time we're in Havasu I'm going to see if they'll throw my simulators in.
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I do my own, but it is a lot of work. Washing takes 1 1/2 hrs typically. Waxing by hand takes another day. Need ladders and/or scaffolding to reach the upper portions.
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wash and wax

Allenk sent you a PM hope you get it. I should be on your way and I have a place you can do it for nothing.
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Quite a few of the campgrounds we’ve used won’t allow you to wash your own but “know a guy” that will come do it. ��
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Thanks, we have used Blue Beacon in the past and been very satisfied with the wash and price.

They don't do the roof and we need that cleaned desperately. I also think it is worth getting it waxed for the protection factor.
You might offer the workers an extra $50(tip) to wash the roof, just sayin.
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I just bought a elec power washer (Walmart, $69) that is good for 2000 psi. It is small enough to carry in a storage compartment and did a quick job washing the RV. I also power washed the RV undercarriage and I am getting ready to paint the frame, I will power wash the roof next time. Some cg's allow RV washing, just ask them first.
Neighbor was quoted $180 for wash/wax 40' MH in Mission, TX.

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40 ft 5er in TN was $525, Near Houston, TX, $250.

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