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Old 11-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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Where to Wash?

We're pretty new to this so you'll have to excuse the level of ignorance.

We are on a short trip and headed home this afternoon. We spent a few days at the in laws who live in rural Oklahoma. This required some driving on red dirt roads. Needless to say, our coach is DIRTY! We'd like to have it washed on our way home. Currently we are in a state park in Ardmore, OK just a few hours North of home.

So where do you guys and gals usually wash your big motorhomes? I'd rather just have someone else do it as opposed to spending my time with a bucket, scrubber and ladder. Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Often times, RV washing services will be advertised on the bulletin boards in the CG office and can come to your site to do it. Many/most CGs won't allow the washing of RVs using their water.

Many folks use Blue Beacon truck washes but I've stayed away for fear of them using the pressure washer and many cleaning chemicals which might strip the wax from my coach.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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Hello, Blue beacon truck wash is about all I know of on the road. Do a search on the internet for "truck washes" in your area. Check truck stops also. Do you have any responsable neighborhood kids that you could hire to do this job at home for you?

I must of hit the "post button" right after rick.....

Blue beacon's web site states "hand wash" for rv's
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Most truck washes like Blue beacon will do hand wash without the power wash on request, although you will pay extra for it.
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I don't mind paying a bit extra for a hand wash but we don't have any Blue Beacons anywhere near us. I'll search for truck washes and see what comes up. Thanks. Keep 'em coming.
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Is there DIY place out on the road?
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Is there DIY place out on the road?
OK I am tired of thinking about this ,I give up........DIY?
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Thanks, got it..... The "op" does want to go this route, He just wants to hire it done before he gets home. By the end of summer here in pennsylvania I am ready to hire it done also
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Most Camper Worlds will do it, but be prepared to give up at least one arm and the leg also.
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For what I have seen for prices to wash our MH, I will do it myself. I have a lot more time then money! I find that for a quick down and drity job it only takes me about 40 minutes. While traveling we have use the coin operated wash centers and even one time we washed it dirt off in a large wayside.
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Is there DIY place out on the road?
It's pretty hard to find one to fit big rigs in... but there are a few. I've even seen one (in Palm Springs) that had a built in scaffold to stand on while washing.

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I carry an 8 ft ladder, all the buckets, mitts soaps and leaf blower. I sneak out side early,early at the camp ground, before the campground Nazi wakes up. brushy brushy, rinsey,rinsey
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It's pretty hard to find one to fit big rigs in... but there are a few. I've even seen one (in Palm Springs) that had a built in scaffold to stand on while washing.

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we have a coin op car wash nearby with a bay setup for larger vehicles and scaffold along both sides. Nice setup. One problem, it's the last bay and one cannot get in/out readily, if at all... go figure...
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