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Old 08-13-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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Truck Wash at Blue Beacon

Has anyone had their RV washed at one of those truck stop car wash type operations? Blue Beacon offers RV washing. I know nothing about it or them. It looks like the cost is around $40. I doubt they go on the roof. Drying is done by driving down the road. Any recommendations out there? Note: Home in blue is their web site.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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I have used Blue Beacon 4 or 5 times with good results. It isn't as good as a mobile service but I use them when I find them. They do have a smart phone app.
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They use a high alkali solution. Not recommended for RV's according to a magazine article I read some time ago.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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Here's a link to a few previous threads which I'm sure will give you some answers.

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I've only used them twice and was very satisfied with the results. A couple of years ago we were coming from Taos, NM after driving on salty roads while on a ski trip and stopped at their facility in Amarillo, TX and pulled into the wash with our toad attached. They did a very good job on both the motorhome and tow vehicle without disconnecting it.
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Has anyone had their RV washed at one of those truck stop car wash type operations? Blue Beacon offers RV washing. I know nothing about it or them. It looks like the cost is around $40. I doubt they go on the roof. Drying is done by driving down the road. Any recommendations out there? Note: Home in blue is their web site.
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Use them all the time. They always do a great job for us. Always wash RV & toad. Don't have to unhook. About $50
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Just don't let them use the pressure washer on double pane windows!!!!!!
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I'm lazy. I use them exclusively. Cheap, fast, easy and I've yet to have an issue. Could it be done better? Sure. But for ~$50 I get all the bugs washed off and a coat of Rain-X.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:18 PM   #9
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I use them before I put the RV to bed, which is 5 or 6 times a year. They do a good job for the $50.

I also hand wax the RV once a year to get a good layer of wax since the RainX they use really does not last very long.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #10
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I used them once in Georgia after escaping Michigan in December thru snow, salt and plenty of rain. Did a good job on coach and trailer, but thinking more like $60.
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If I encounter snow residue or rain and I can't wash it myself which is my preferred method, I have used Blue Beacon with satisfactory results.

They do have water spigots in the ceiling that they do rinse roof off, but no drying available. I carry a squeegee that I get excess water off and then use a towel over the squeegee to finish up, especially on the rear from the dust and diesel soot that really adheres to the moist rear end.
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I have one I use from time to time . Satisfactory results . Once in a while I get some streaking on windshield . Job worth the 40-50 bucks
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I use Blue Beacon regularly with good results. I always talk to the team leader and let him know exactly what I want done, like "no acid wash", "don't pressure wash near the fridge vents" etc. Some of the larger BB locations have extra services after you exit the bay, like hand drying, wheel detailing etc. We park for 4 or 5 months at a time while volunteering and most of the campgrounds don't allow RV washing, so the rig is pretty nasty looking when we get to the closest BB. $75 or so twice a year is a good deal for me.
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I'd used them a couple of times with good results----EXCEPT the last time. Whatever they used stripped/streaked my wax job. Was not happy and they said that nothing in their wash stuff could cause that to happen. BUT--it did!!! I will avoid them from now on.

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