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Old 02-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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MH Wash in Virginia?

Hey folks. Leaving Canada this week and based on the weather we're having it seems unlikely that we'll make the trip without getting dirty.
Can anyone point me to a MH wash in Virginia or North Carolina? We'll enter Virginia on 81 then over to 95 through Fredericksburg. En route to Florida.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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Blue Beacon Truck Wash #72
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #3
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Blue Beacon Truck Wash #72
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Thanks for this FlyingDriver! Are these truck washes usually MH friendly? i.e. won't rip the canopy off!
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At The Blue Beacon I use at home , the workers use long handled brushes and rinse with a pressure wand . I asked them to be gentle with the pressure wand and they are .
Last time they blew out the flame in the fridge . I think I may turn off fridge and cover
the boards next time . They do not do the roof and sometimes will leave streaks on
windshield .. It's an acceptable job at a fair price .... $40.00
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We've used Blue Beacon (as well as other truck washes) a number of times and never had any problems. Good job for the price.
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Hey folks. Leaving Canada this week and based on the weather we're having it seems unlikely that we'll make the trip without getting dirty.
Can anyone point me to a MH wash in Virginia or North Carolina? We'll enter Virginia on 81 then over to 95 through Fredericksburg. En route to Florida.
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95 just south of richmond exit 69 bells road. Truck Wash Deepwater Terminal Road. Right off 95.
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95 just south of richmond exit 69 bells road. Truck Wash Deepwater Terminal Road. Right off 95.
Rain forecast tues fri sat for richmond
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Don't know about RV washes, but I STRONGLY RECOMMEND staying on I81 south tip South Carolina and then using the interstate to cut across. Adds 50 miles to the trip to Florida, and about a year's worth of stress. I95 sucks in VA and NC (traffic, particularly between DC to Fredericksburg and south to Richmond.

I'm only saying, I just retired from there, lived two miles off I95, and there is NO TIME when you might not expect a traffic backup....that's weekend nighttime, holidays...no time!

It sounds like your itinerary takes you I66 across to I95. That means the beltway in Northern VA...still a lot of construction as late as 19 Dec and believe me, it is still there.

Safe travels. If you need Fredericksburg then cut off on US 17 west of DC and take 17 south. That'll alleviate some headache, but really, there is no time when it cannot be backed up with bumper to bumper.
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Better route yet is I-81 south to I-77 south just north of Ft. Chiswell, VA to I-26 at Colombia, SC. I-26 to I-95.

You miss all of the DC, Richmond mess and it a much prettier drive. The route I take every year. Plenty of truck stops and I'm sure some have washing available.
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If you use Blue Beacon,ask them to hold the ACID.
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Thanks for the info folks (and the travel tips)!
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