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Old 06-08-2014, 08:09 AM   #1
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New Agile SS, where do we get it washed

Hey all, we just picked up our new Roadtrek Agile SS and are loving it!!! We got it fully loaded even with the three solar panels on the roof. Just wondering if anyone knows a place that we can take it for a wash? It is 8'9" tall and regular car wash stations don't do it.

If anyone knows a place near Lansdale PA, please let me know.

Thanks and we are on the road again.
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The best place to ensure no damage and the ultimate tlc is in your driveway. Just say NO to car washes and get the required gear.
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I was in Las Vegas, NV last month and came across a 'car' wash for RVs and trucks. It was pretty cool. I sat and watched a few minutes to see class A and C motorhomes go through and even a huge fifth wheel, complete with F450 tow vehicle!

So they are out there.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:41 PM   #4
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We are spoiled in that the covered storage I rent has a tall motorhome covered wash area, diesel, propane, and dump station on site. All but the propane and diesel are free to use.

A quick google search of your area for truck washes is up to 30 miles from home.

I use a window washer pole and a microfiber cloth attachment (no scratches) into a square bucket from Home Depot and car wash soap that does a good job without much effort.
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If the place you find uses pressure washers do NOT let them spray your refrigerator opening on the side of the RV.

High pressure car/truck washes will cause problems when water is injected into the refrigerator and furnace vents.

I used a truck wash place once and never again. The refrigerator didn't work for 24 hours after that.

Some truck washes will also use an acid to help clean the vehicles. Ask about it first.


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I used a truck wash place once and never again.
I've never had a problem with truck washes. I tell the guys ahead of time to avoid the reefer and furnace openings. And I decline the acid wash. $35 well spent, in my opinion.
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Couldn't you stick a sheet of dampened cardboard behind the refrig. vent door and pull out the soggy remains after the wash?

That's what I think I would do.

(now 30 people will say it will catch fire and burn down the whole rig and start a whole new refrigerator fire thread)
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I've never had a problem with truck washes. I tell the guys ahead of time to avoid the reefer and furnace openings. And I decline the acid wash. $35 well spent, in my opinion.
It was my first truck wash and I was not aware of the problems.
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