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Old 11-05-2008, 06:48 AM   #15
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Sure would like to hear more thoughts on the waterless wash (Envy) or other product.

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Old 11-05-2008, 07:14 AM   #16
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:55 PM   #17
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I have been using the Envy or it predecessor for about 10 years. I Still have to prove my coach is as old as it is with registration every once in a while. It s very easy for sure a durable product and perfect in keeping the coach from oxidizing. Here is a photo of coach shortly after we bought it:

And one a couple years ago:

I would recommend it to anyone that does not have a coach that is already oxidized.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:23 PM   #18
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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 Marty too:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">mild citric acid solution </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Whoa: If you have a rubber roof, stay away from this stuff or be ready to replace the roof membrane. Any citric type stuff is a no-no on rubber roofs.

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That stuff is on request only. They charge extra for it. $1.00 for each aluminun tank or aluminum wheel. Not the whole coach. If you don't request it, you get "warm soapy water only".
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:05 AM   #19
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I read a while back where someone used a citrus flavored cleaner on his roof. A flock of birds decided it smelled like something good to eat and destroyed the roof.Olain water in a pressurewasher seems to work for me.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:49 PM   #20
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I would love to look underneath your guys rigs that are washed by Blue Beacon. Do they do an undercarriage wash?

I think that is more important while driving on these Winter roads.....
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:33 PM   #21
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I don't think any of the commercial truck washes wash the under carriage. With any commercial truck wash make sure your coach is dry before you leave the truck wash. It may look good while it is wet but a lot can show up when it dries. Us OTR truck drivers don't call it "streakin beacon" for nothing.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:43 PM   #22
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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 Phantomiz:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ParTheCourse:

It's next door same side of road, a very large building with 2 / 3 large overhead, pull through doors.

They are both on the left, south, side of the road.

No line when I was there. In fact last year on the way home in April, the J was so full they were directing traffic out front, so I drove on by and used the truck wash as a turn around. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I see it now on google maps. My usual stopover for the night will be roughly in this area, so I will stop and give them a try.

Thanks for the info...
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Stopped here for a wash around 6:00pm. The place was dead. No lights and no cars/trucks. Drove up and saw there was a little activity inside the building. Opened the door and found some people. A little eery in the dark, but the price was right, no line-up and friendly staff.

Just a note about the wash. There were two fellows in one of the two bays doing the washing. They were local boys. One from GA and one from FL. They hand washed the front of the Moho back to the door about 10' back. The rest was power washed. I asked these two local guys how old they were and both were over 21, so I offered a six pack of Moosehead (Canadian beer) if they would wash down the boat, cover and my scooter. They both giggled like school girls and gladly accepted the offer.

Very good wash. They missed the back window, but I was more than happy the rest was clean of all the pasty white salt that had accumulated from ON, MI and OH.

Will I go back next time? Sure will. Great price. Good job. Conveniently locate next to the Flying J, which just so happens to be my planned fuel stop....

Thanks for the suggestion

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Blue Beacon may say they hand wash RV;s but that is not their practice. They use high pressure wash that pushes dirt across the finish and can result in scratching and if you have vinyl graphics the pressure can really do a number on them. Some places do a decent job, but as a professional detailer I have seen many finishes ruined by car washes and especially truck washes.

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