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Old 05-03-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Are All The Love Bugs Dead Now?

Hi Everyone,

Go to:
Florida Love Bugs May 2011 (1) - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery
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to answer this question.

The pictures were taken today, at North Trail RV. The coach had just arrived via the long drive south on I75. To clean the coach it took 2 guys and a solution called M-80 about 20 minutes. Go to http://www.msitrt.com/eshopcleansoap.htm scroll to the bottom and read about it.
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Eeeeewww, ick! If that's what you folks have to put up with down there, I'll pass on visiting.

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OMG thats covered, and they didnt use the wipers to smear em around.
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Hi powerboatr,
This is a new coach delivery from the factory. It was driven by a professional driver. I guess they know better than to use the wipers.
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This is a new coach delivery from the factory.
I'd hate to be the tech at the dealer assigned to do the pre-delivery clean up.

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I was just down there two weeks ago on I75 coming from Naples up to new Jersey and my RV got hit as well, but not that bad. But it toke me a long time to get them off.
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How about y'all soak'em all up before I head back to Florida. It will save me a lot of cleaning.
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This is a new coach delivery from the factory. It was driven by a professional driver. I guess they know better than to use the wipers.

we had em bad like that once and then hit rain and more rain
OMG the first swipe was UGLY then they just sort of got rained away
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Last week we drove on Rt 192 from Melbourne to Orlando around 1:00 PM. The front of the car was literally covered with Love Bugs. We had to stop part way to buy some window cleaner and a roll of paper towels so we could see out the front window.

Two days later we were off again. But, this time around 9:00 in the morning. There were NO Love Bugs out at all. Not a single bug smear on the car. The bugs seem to only come out from late morning through late afternoon during the heat of the day. Based on this observation, the only way to travel in FL during Love Bug season is early or late. Stay put during the afternoon heat. If you are driving, get up early, hit the road and get to your destination early before Noon. I know that this is not always possible, but the earlier you hit the road, the less bugs you will collect.
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We camped ( or tried to camp) in Bushnell right next to the I 75 in the month of May one year. Never again. Everything including lawn chairs looked like that coach except the bugs were alive. Couldn't sit outside and the weather was gorgeous. The bugs love heat especially the heat from cars traveling along a freeway.
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Sunday we was at Beverly Beach. A couple came in from Pine Island.
entire front on MH was black with bugs.

When w pulled out Monday they had a guy cleaning them off, said that he was charging $50.00. He had been working on it for a couple of hours when we left. Don't know how long it took or if maybe he charged even more.

He started with a pressure washer and was soaking them with some sort of chemical the last time I saw him.

We hit very few coming back up I95 to I10 and up I75
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