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Old 08-10-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Just wondering where you wash rig

Just wondering where and how often you wash your rig when you full time or travel for long periods. I see many campgrounds request u don't wash at your site, are most of you utilizing truck washes at travel plazas??? I see all these nice coaches on the road and most are always spotless. I still park at home and wash there, just curious about others

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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We usually wash every 4 months or so and wax once per year with RejeX and touchups on the road with ProtectAll. We'll either wash at a private campground (if they allow it) or using a bucket and brush at a public campground (again when they allow it). We've *once* used a wash service that came to the campground.
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on the road i will wash at the campground if i can, if not i will use one of the truck washes. they are not great but they keep the road grime off the MH
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At home, in the driveway, with a pressure washer, wand, and RV wash and wax. Never tried a Blue Beacon as there are none around here.
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I wash it frequently and do so in any campground... how? I do it when it is raining - I go out with my rags and extended brush and wash away as the rain rinses it... never had anyone say anything to me about this type of RV washing in the parks that don't allow it.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:32 AM   #7
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We will wash at the campground if it's allowed. If not I'll be using Blue Beacon when on the road. Of course when we're at home it always get's a bath seems like whether it needs it or not.
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In my driveway before and after every trip where I come back to the sticks.

On the road, whatever CG will allow me to wash it and it needs it. (which is most of the time) Most CG's will let you bucket wash. When i can only bucket wash I'll just do the front cap and windshield to get the bugs and stuff off, and the mirrors.

There are products on the market that do a good job if you are not muddy dirty. Turtle Wax Ice detailer, and their Turtle Wax Ice wax do a good job. Think "wipe on, wipe off, wipe on, wipe off," in no time at all you will want to take Karate lessons.
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I do it in the CG if allowed. When the MH is home which is rarely I do it with the pressure washer in the driveway. Between water/soap washes or if the CG doesn't allow it I use detailers shine spray, ussually McGuires, and detailes spray & wax. I do the car with this detailers spray also if it is just dusty. Otherwise the car goes to the do it yourself coin car wash.
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Unlike private CG's, I have yet to find a State CG that does not allow rig washing at the site.
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We seem to keep finding campgrounds that have RV washes in them . . . came in really handy in Quartzite after travelling over the Tehachapi's with snow and grime. Both the dingie and the coach looked just brown.

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