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Old 01-30-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Question How do I wash it?

Hi, We're at a large RV park in San Diego on our first trip with the new motorhome. After driving through rain, sleet, and snow from Washington, the rig is filthy. Park rules prohibit washing.

Just wondering how folks clean up the exterior? Most of the others around me look like they just came out of the showroom.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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Ask the campground management really nicely and explain why. Maybe even offer to give a little $$ for use of the water they might just say sure no charge.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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Hi, We're at a large RV park in San Diego on our first trip with the new motorhome. After driving through rain, sleet, and snow from Washington, the rig is filthy. Park rules prohibit washing.

Just wondering how folks clean up the exterior? Most of the others around me look like they just came out of the showroom.
Easy, you eventually learn not to drive in rain, sleet or snow. I won't move in it. 5 minutes of that and I have to clean a motorhome, a motorcycle and a tow car. Seriously, for those times when you have to trash it, you just have to live with it until you get somewhere with an RV wash.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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They either did not drive in the crud or they stopped at the nearby truck wash or they paid the campground wash your rig fee.

Frankly I do not know why so many CG's are opposed to you washing your rig but they do not complain about "The Sewer Solution" which uses way more water than rig washing does. And way more often too.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:46 PM   #5
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In my experiences, a lot of campgrounds that prohibit rig washing do allow you to use commercial RV cleaners on site. Never made sense to me unless they are getting kickbacks.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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Most of the parks we stay at forbid washing of rigs because most are sitting on gravel or dirt and by the time you are done your in a mud hole.
We were at one that setup a concrete pad with drains that really worked good--Trouble ended up to be people would spend the whole day, washing,and waxing as the rest of us sat and waited, then the bone heads did not clean the pad, left mud everywhere.
We were at another that said no washing, but thier grandson would come to our site and wash for us.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:21 PM   #8
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I normaly wash mine everytime I get somewhere or at a truck wash right before where I stop regardless of what I drive in

But I would ask and offer to pay
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All the local RV dealers/service center will wash it for you...like at Ricks RV Center:
Rick's RV Centers, EZ RV Sales, El Cajon, San Diego, East County, La Mesa. Santee, California, RV, used, pre-owned, parts, service, financing, EZ RV

There are no longer any self-serve washes left in S.D. that I know of - Even La Pacifica RV Resort closed their stall. There might be one on Bobier in Vista, but that's pretty far away from most all of San Diego.

If you can get on a military base, there is a RV stall at MCRD in Downtown by the airport.

Best of luck and safe travels
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Just gets washed whenever it gets back home.
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I would be cautious using the water at some CG's. The water may be worse then the dirt on the MH!
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Many CG are on bore water and in many cases about 70% of the US has hard water, so it very likely that a CG will have hard water not processed by a water softner, so if you do wash it there, be pre-paired for hard water spots on your glass, chrome and paint surfaces.
These can be a pain to get rid of.
Not so bad if your RV has a good coat of polish on it, but that wont help the glass.
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Wow, if the water is so bad we shouldn't wash with it - why are we drinking it ?

So, I get 72 cases of bottled water and we're good to go ?!?

(fyi - We use CG water for showers and potty is all - bottled water even for the pup !)
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X2 we have a beacon 80 miles west of us and 100 miles to the east. If the rig is dirty it usually gets washed on the way home. If not maybe on the way out if the weather will cooperate. They was the rig, trailer and toad.
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