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Old 01-22-2016, 11:29 AM   #1
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Blue Beacon truck wash risky for rv owners

I started using Blue Beacon to wash my 2016 Dutch Star 4369. My first experience was fair but the second time I had it washed in El Paso Texas the manager brushed the wheels with a brush and knocked off two wheel sensors for a total of $100.00.
When he hit the first one the alarm in the coach went off and then the second one on the back wheel. I found one on the ground and one with a broken stem. The manager immediately denied he damaged them.
I contacted Blue Beacon direct and they told me they take the employees word and would not pay for the damage.
It was apparent from my conversation with the Blue Beacon Representative that they deny all damage claims.
Aside from the damage and waiting an hour for the wash, they did a poor job and could care less.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:58 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads-up! I have never trusted those truck washes!
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Thanks for the heads-up! I have never trusted those truck washes!
Same here. It's a PITA, but I do it myself.
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Blue beacon will deny all damage claimes😢
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If you have a "No-cold" 1200 refrigerator there is a good chance you will need to reset the temp sensor after a visit to Blue Beacon. I have used them twice and both times they water soaked the sensor which caused it to trip!
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We've used Blue Beacon multiple times and have never had a problem. We have TST TPMS sensors on our tires but I can't even imagine how brushing them would cause them to fall off. They have a "theft resistant" outer shell so rotating them doesn't unscrew them from the valve stem.

Maybe you should try something that was suggested to me which is to give the guy in charge of the washing crew a tip BEFORE they start washing. The last time we were washed I gave him $20 and we sure did get good service.
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I'm sure like anything else, it depends on the one you visit. How do you know a good one from a bad one. Well you have to roll the dice. I'm not a gambler but the ones I've visited have all done a great job on our coach.
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Fortunately I have not had a bad experience with blue beacon and haves used multiple locations several times over the years. TST tire sensors, no problem. Norcold 1200, no problem. I would rate service experiences as good to very good.

Sorry to hear of your bad experiences.
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does anyone know of any place that would wash my rig & trailer someplace north of daytona close to 95 thanks in advance
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I go through Blue Beacan around 15 times a year and have never had a problem ! Always consensuses and caring prior to entering and clearly asked what I want . Even inspect after my wash . If you have all these exterior gadgets you need to let them know !
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Way to go , Ed......funny
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I used the one in central Virginia (I95 at 301) and had no issues at all. I did cover the inside of the fridge vent with plastic before I went in.
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I started using Blue Beacon to wash my 2016 Dutch Star 4369. My first experience was fair but the second time I had it washed in El Paso Texas the manager brushed the wheels with a brush and knocked off two wheel sensors for a total of $100.00.
When he hit the first one the alarm in the coach went off and then the second one on the back wheel. I found one on the ground and one with a broken stem. The manager immediately denied he damaged them.
I contacted Blue Beacon direct and they told me they take the employees word and would not pay for the damage.
It was apparent from my conversation with the Blue Beacon Representative that they deny all damage claims.
Aside from the damage and waiting an hour for the wash, they did a poor job and could care less.
Small claims court is free to file. Once that manager gets the court notice I suspect his attitude will quickly change and pay the damages.
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