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Old 09-08-2015, 03:03 PM   #15
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How about the brushes? I used then for 40 years in the trucking business but have been reluctant taking my AS in there to get washed. I suppose one could ask them just to use the pressure wash and not the brushes.
The Blue Beacons I've been to do use brushes, I don't think the pressure gun alone would get the dirt and grime off my trailer, without some friction. They wet down the trailer first, then use the brushes. The correct way is to make sure the brushes don't have anything on them by washing them off first. I don't use the "citrus" aluminum brightener, I read some where it could do damage and cause leaks, and I don't want to take a chance. They charge $24.50 for my trailer, here is a link for the price list RVMotorcoach Wash Prices
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:40 PM   #16
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Apparently not located in my area according to their web site. If I am in the vicinity of one and have the time might have to give them a try. The prices seem very reasonable.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:06 PM   #17
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Blue Beacon is far better than any other truck wash I've ever used. The Rain-ex is well worth the extra money and helps shed water for weeks. Only had one problem at the Phoenix facility they were having problems with the water purification system and had to hand dry vehicles, spoke to the president of Blue Beacon who was unaware of problem and then sent me a credit for free wash. She was very appreciative of call. Have frequently seen area managers at locations doing quality checks. Great company.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:31 PM   #18
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The one I was at was done by hand, with wands, and did not have the undercarriage wash, so they may not all be the same.

As I recall, they went over the Interstate with a low pressure cleaning liquid, then high pressure.

They got it very clean, so whatever they were doing.....it worked.


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Old 09-08-2015, 11:26 PM   #19
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As the owner of a 'Big Truck'(2014 KW T660) and Flatbed, I have used BB for years. Some BB's have undercarriage washes, but not all. My experience with our Airstream is that I always request them to wash off their brushes first before using them and they are glad to do so. The RainX and citrus work really well, and I have never seen, read or heard of any adverse issues with the citrus. I have always found that they are especially thoughtful when I bring our Airstream in all over the country, and they are accommodating to special requests.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:20 AM   #20
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The brightener is a natural citrus based product. Been using it for years with no ill effect.
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:53 PM   #21
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I have used their services on the road a couple of times. Hand wash and no acid used contrary to what others have claimed. Left clean and relatively streak free. Good deal for the price to remove a lot of bugs and road grime. Not available in my area. I used the ones in the the Birmingham AL and Jackson MS area.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:02 PM   #22
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You will be fine. I ask them not to use the brushes, don't spray to close, don't spray upwards on the side seams. About $50 for the my Classic and the Truck. I do have them apply Rain-X to everything.
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:18 AM   #23
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No more for me, they used dirty water with brushes, I do it myself now, at home or at a car wash...
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:29 PM   #24
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+1 on DIY. I find I'm much more particular about the condition of our Interstate than I am about my daily driver. I don't live in my daily driver so the dirt doesn't bother me. I wash our Interstate very frequently - sometimes after every trip. I'd go broke if I were paying anyone else to do this. Besides, it makes for good exercise and allows me to discover incipient issues such as the next rock chip that needs to be painted.
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No more for me, they used dirty water with brushes, I do it myself now, at home or at a car wash...

I'll bring you my KW. See if you can match Blue Beacon in under three hours for what they do in 15". Even pay you the same.

You and I both know DIY can't do the same work if it's really dirty.

DIY has its place. BB is a great service at a fair price.


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I have used them several times and never had a problem. They always ask me if I want it brushed or just sprayed. Making long cross country trips the bugs are bad and they always do excellent job getting them off. Recently one of my decals on the right side has started to peel, once pointed out to them, they were very careful not to cause more damage.

Almost always see other high end RV's at these locations. Last month even had the VA behind me with their mobile veteran clinic motorhome getting a wash also!
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