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Old 06-14-2004, 12:13 PM   #15
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We allow one wash a month free and requier it once a quarter. all other washes inc cars and trucks are $5.00
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Peggy;
As snowbirds, we head down South in early to mid January. Needless to say the rig get pretty grimy befor we reach the gentler climate of Georgia. We have a favorite campground in Pass Christian that allows rig and truck washing at no charge. That has kept us, and no doubt many other Snowbirds, coming back for five years and we stay for two weeks to hit the casinos.

I would say that maybe 25% of campgrounds allow washing and another 25% allow it for a fee. I would not pay more than five dollars to wash my own rig. Cheers;
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Old 06-20-2004, 04:20 AM   #17
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I've been in some campgrounds that have a sign saying no washing of vehicles county ordinance,
Then,right under it another one that says $10.00 to wash rigs. Go figure that one out.
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Dear CG owner/operators. This is way late post, however I feel I should explain the washing issue from a different viewpoint. If your commerical operation is serviced by a POTW(publicly owned treatment works) ie: city sewer service, your washing operation is governed by EPA and local wastewater rules that require said runoff/wastewater to be contained and run through a sediment basin that has a grease weir to prevent either from entering the sewer. PLease don't take my word, inquire at your municipal wastewater plant for accurate local information.
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Ray, that's Commercial Operation as in car wash is'nt it?
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Sorry about the delay in replyng, illness in family is keeping me quite busy and stressed. If you hold a business license you are a commerical operation, even if your permit is not for washing(other than your own) vehicles. Each local municipality has it's own rules in addition to the broad EPA rules, so it's wise to check with your local authorities to avoid possible sanctions in the future prior to beginning additional ventures. Some states regulate all ground wastewater discharge. It's possible a vehicle washing operation nearby will rat on you also. Well- that's my views on this subject. I think it's prudent to look before leaping, so to speak.
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The campground where I am currently staying charges $10 to wash an rv and $5 to wash a car. They get their water from 2 deep wells rather than from a city water supply.
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During extensive travel this summer, I found out something that works for me. I just wanted to wash my windshield and get the bugs off. I stayed in over 60 campgrounds and most of them were KOA. I read the rules before leaving the registraion area and if it said that there was no vehicle washing, I would always ask if I could wash my windshield. Most said yes but not to use a hose. A few said no and then I ask them where I could go to get my windshield washed and most did not know. If there was no rules about washing you vehicle, then I would just wash my front end down and I would always do it early in the morning while wife was fixing breakfast. I carry a small hose and proper equipment so I could get it done quickly.
I think if a campground will not let you wash your front end down, then they should have a place to do it on sight. I would not mind paying for the use of water, etc. I never had anyone scold me for washing my front end down unless, like you say, that they are afraid to enforce their rules. I don't think you can expect the camp ground owners to let you wash you whole rig but I think they need to let you wash you front end down. My opion only.
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I agree with people who say that some of the RV's in some CG's make it look very un-sightly especially those that have not black but green mold all over them, Not good.
I would like to see CG's either provide a wash site or a rule like with owners permission. It really doesn't take a lot of water to wash your RV. It takes more water to pressure wash it vs. hand washing. If a person wants to put the elbow grease into hand washing, why not? Heck you can even charge me for water... I like a clean Coach. Cars are another issue there are many car washes in all areas of the country for travelers to use.
MH's are a complete different story. I would even ask a homeowner if I could use their driveway and water to wash my Coach and give them 10 or 20 bucks. If someone knocked on my door and asked me , heck I would do it, no problem!
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The reasons many campgrounds do not allow you to wash your rig: 1) Many just leave a hose running and do not use a shut off device or nozzle. 2) Regulations by the city or area; (i.e. our campground is within 5 miles of the lake and DNR forbids the dumping of grey water within that distance. 3) They are on city water and it is metered; they have no way to measure how much you use. If you leave the hose running, that is that much more wasted water. 4) How would you like to move into a site where the previous occupant washed his rig and used lots of water?

We allow campers to wash the windshield with a bucket and sponge or they can use the stuff by Protect-All that does not require a water rinse to wash their whole rig. Our monthly campers can wash their rigs once a month with a limited amount of water - no standing on top of the rig and letting the water rinse it all down. We allow a local company with a pressure wash unit to come in to wash units at the expense of the camper, but we require that the unit be moved to another site if in our pull-thru sites.

Hope this helps. The best suggestion is to always ask. We (personally) use a truck stop wash to have our unit done when we are returning from our winter trip.
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We have found that most campgrounds don't mind if you use a small bucket or pail and a rag. This way there is not of water waste and not a lot of water standing on the ground.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ClassAct:
[QUOTE] eliminate the "no" this and that stuff. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Terry, do you have a written set of rules posted somewhere so they will know "what the rules are"? If the rules are not on the site map or a handout sheet and not posted anywhere how can you enforce them. Rules do not have to be No this and No that...

The three most important should be:
1: Quite hours such as 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
2: Pets on a leash such as "no more than" 6 ft
3: Speed limit for driving in the park is something like 10 mph.
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