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Old 05-24-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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ABS drainage system - 2005 Classic

I just bought a new 25ft CCD airstream trailer. What is the best soap to use to wash the trailer with? Can anyone help me out here?

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Old 05-24-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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AS manual says not to use any dish washing detergent that has petrolim based products in them and to make sure that anything that goes in the holding tank is safe to use in ABS drainage systems. Dawn has petroleum based products in it and it has not been tested in ABS systems. What do you use to wash dishes?

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Old 05-24-2005, 02:24 PM   #3
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I believe that the Armor All car wash soap has been determined safe to use.


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Old 05-24-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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Camping world has a RV wash & wax that is pretty good,not to much $$$ either.
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Old 05-24-2005, 04:44 PM   #5
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Armor All Car Wash works well. Also follow-up with Walbernize Super Seal and it will gleam!
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Old 05-24-2005, 05:25 PM   #6
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Have an 05 classic 30. Manual says not to use dish washing detergent that contain petroeum products and is not approved in ABS drainage systems. Dawn has petroleum products and has not been tested with ABS drainage systems. What do you use?

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Old 05-24-2005, 05:42 PM   #7
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Interesting. I really haven't noticed that in my manual. I'll have to take a look. Personally I think most dish detergents are safe in your Classic. I've used most brands over the last 25 years in all kinds of trailers with plastic drain pipes. Never have had one fail yet. As a matter of fact I don't remember any detergent with labling stating that its safe for ABS systems. If you are really concerned you may need to do some label reading. Its pretty hard to find any out there that doesn't show petroleum in the ingredients.

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I was wondering if any of these new no dry products would work. I do not mind washing my Chummy but the drying takes a long long time.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:42 PM   #9
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My auto detailer told me not to use soap. Just use water and go after only the spots and streaks with a mild cleaning agent ( I think they used armor All ) wiping it clean with just water. If you could get a reverse osmosis unit you won't have spots.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:48 PM   #10
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I think the only reason not to introduce petroleum products into the drain is the effect it probably has on the seals in the dump valves etc. All houses use abs piping and all dishwashing detergents seem to have no bad effects on the piping. Not even those harsh dishwasher detergents.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:49 PM   #11
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Also don't put petroleum products in your drains cause it is just bad practice. Especially for your septics.
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:12 PM   #12
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Never even crossed my mind, but it's a good thought.
I guess that is something I'll have to look at.
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 05-27-2005, 09:34 AM   #13
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Detergent

AS manual says not to use detergents that contain petroleum products and to make sure they are safe for ABS drainage systems. I have checked all the normal brands and none of them say anything about ABS drainage systems. Dawn uses petroleum products and they have never tested it in ABS dfrainage systems. Any suggestions on what to use?

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What kind of detergent do you use? I have looked at everything in the grocery store and find nothing that says it is safe to use with ABS drainage systems.

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