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Old 03-10-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Blue Beacon truck washes

Hs anyone used a blue beacon truck wash on the road? Our fiver has been parked for the winter, we have been camping a few times and it's pretty dirty if anyone has had any experiences with those blue beacon places please let me know. If not where do you guys wash your rigs, we can't do ours in our driveway because of our housing area any creative ideas?

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Yes I have. I wash my MH in March before heding out for vacation/ I choose to have it brush cleaned - get's more dirt off. Most are prettty good as far as I know.
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Thanks we are looking at stopping at the Fredricksburg va station, do they dry the rigs off as well?

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Old 03-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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Car Wash

When we go south we usually stop at the Blue Beacon I-95 Exit 27 Georgia. For $40.00 they wash and rinse my 33' HR, my Jeep gj and the kayak on top of the Jeep gets a swish when the guys know I am leaving a tip.

They do a very good job and the supervisor pays attention to their work.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:15 AM   #5
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I too have visited the Blue Beacon..

I notice this: They caution about using high pressure car wash devices on RV's because you can blast water right past the seals..

The folks at the Blue Beacon I visited (Las Vegas) took care to insure that did not happen.. They did a very good job.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:24 PM   #6
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No they do not dry it.
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I've used them here in Vegas and they do a good job and very reasonable... $1 per ft.
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We used Blue Beacon all the time for wash and wax. We discovered that if the rig is a real mess, the best way to get it completely spotless is to give the crew chief a big tip BEFORE they start cleaning.
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I have used them for the wash and they did a great job. It's a drip dry deal with de ionized water. When you are sitting inside the Motorhome as it is being washed, it sounds like it is taking the paint off, but it didn't, it was spotless.
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After using them,fog appeared in my Passengers side window. Apparently they hit the double pane in just the right spot with that pressure washer. That was in Vegas. They did a good job but the next time I'll make sure that the hi pressure water stays away from my windows
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Thanks we are looking at stopping at the Fredricksburg va station, do they dry the rigs off as well?

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Not as I recall. But still good. Greg
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:02 PM   #12
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We did hit the blue beacon in Fredricksburg VA and they did a great job on the truck and 5th wheel. Thanks for the advice, I had the guys turn down the pressure and watch the slides, they did a great job. I do with there was a place to dry it off after they were all done. Good service though, we will use them on our trips south for sure.

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