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Old 02-02-2014, 08:17 PM   #1
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Blue Beacon Truck Wash

Have read that many RV owners use Blue Beacon and similar truck washes for washing their RVs. My 2013 Itasca's owners manual specifically says to avoid such services as the pressure washing and brush bristles are harmful to the the paint. What are your experiences?
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:21 PM   #2
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Used them 3 times in a year on my 5'ers so far and no issues,
it's actually time to go back - got bugs on the last trip !

they are pretty experienced with rv's and if you don't like the high pressure, you can probably ask them to just use their brushes...they seemed pretty soft when I was watching...
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:57 AM   #3
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If the pressure washer is harmful to the paint, that's a {term deleted} poor paint job. EXCEPTION: When the rig is new.. (As in 30 days)

Once the paint has had a chance to properly set.. Well you pressure your car either with a brush or brushless wash don't you?

And one other thing.. I have used Blue Beacon.. IT appears (I can not be sure) that they do not just hire a guy off the street and hand him a squirt gun.. They do a bit of training, They know to back off a bit so as to lower the effective pressure but still do a good washing job. They did no damage to my rig, Did not even blast water past the slide out or window seals (Which is a common problem with other truck washes).

I would have no problem using them again.. On the roof they did it like I do, mop and bucket, then rinsed it with a waterfall. (no pressure at all). (Or was that the other place that used the waterfall.. i think it was as the BB was Vegas and they like to conserve water there).
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:23 AM   #4
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If you go to and seek out the owners manual for the 2013 Sunstar you can see the washing cautions.
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Paint job aside. We've had quite a few members who had the Norcold recall box trip due to water intrusion from there and other similar facilities as well by there own hose. Have them be very careful by the refrigerator vent.

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