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Old 03-30-2021, 09:53 PM   #1
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Washing your coach on the road

I've noticed a lot of the better parks I am staying at don't allow washing of your coach, but there are a lot of shiny coaches parked there.

What's the secret? Slum at a lower end park for a day and have your coach washed?

Just being facetious, but seriously how do.you handle this?
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:54 PM   #2
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Find truck washes at larger truck stops.
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Old 03-30-2021, 10:01 PM   #3
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Sometimes the parks will allow detailers in the park to wash your RV.

I use a bucket of water with a couple of rags and do a "Sponge bath" Most of the dirt is down within my reach plus it's good exercise.
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Old 03-31-2021, 12:23 AM   #4
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I use DriWash. It's a waterless spray that repels dirt, lifts it from the surface, and you can wipe it off. DRI WASH n GUARD Waterless Car Wash: The Original Dry Wash!
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Wash Wax All

https://washwax.com/
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Old 03-31-2021, 05:20 AM   #6
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Ask at office, sometimes an extra fee. Many times they have a recommended provider.
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Old 03-31-2021, 06:15 AM   #7
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Washing your coach on the road

I always wash the front window and also the front of the coach almost every travel day even in no wash parks. I’ve never been questioned.
The main thing is I do not let the water run continuously the main reason I Believe for the “rules”
I clean the window first then using a brush , and hose wet the front , scrub the bugs off. ,Rinse, done.
For the sides and back I use the no water , washwax with their telescopic pole and pads. Great stuff!
Once a year I get it detailed. All that plus it’s rare I travel on rainy days, the advantage of retired and no schedule.
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:33 AM   #8
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We left for Florida in February during a snowstorm from WNY State. Needless to say, our DP looked terrible, covered with salt, etc. by the time we got into Florida. At the first CG we stayed at I asked the office at check-in if I could pay an additional $20-$30 to wash my rig. The CG owner running the office replied, "When you pulled up I wondered where you came from with such a dirty motor home" and told me I don't have to pay extra, go ahead and wash your rig.

A couple of weeks later and dealing with Georgia's "yellow dust clouds" we were staying at a state park, Skidaway Island, and I just went ahead and washed it. A ranger drove by while my DW and I were in the process and didn't stop or say anything.

So, private CG's I would ask, and gov't run parks if its not in the rules and regs when you check in, I'd give it a shot.
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Better RV parks/resorts almost always have a coach washing company that is allowed to wash within the resort. Some guys on here have built in pressure washers & will stop at a parking lot while traveling & wash it themselves. I'm the only detailer I'll allow to wash my coach so I just wash it when we get home. When we start 1/2 timing I expect to be one of those guys that is in a parking lot washing my own coach.
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I will do a combination of what others suggested.

If extra dirty a sponge bath of the lower portion. Couple buckets one to wash, one to rinse then a dry towel and/or California Squeegee.

Then Wash Wax All entire coach if needed. If not dirty I may just do a Wash Wax All application.

Windshield and front is cleaned at each stop regardless. Bucket of water scrub windshield and squeegee. Ditto on the front.
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I can't remember the name but some folks use a spray-on cleaner designed for aircraft. Changing Lanes on youtube has a video on it, You might also search for airplane cleaner or airplane wash and see what you get. It's not cheap but it's probably less than paying someone else to do it.
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Many RV parks won't allow people to wash their own RVs on site, but do allow mobile detailing services to come into the park and pressure-wash RVs.
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I can't remember the name but some folks use a spray-on cleaner designed for aircraft. Changing Lanes on youtube has a video on it, You might also search for airplane cleaner or airplane wash and see what you get. It's not cheap but it's probably less than paying someone else to do it.


Wash Wax All is the name of the product. Works great been using it for years.
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