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Old 03-28-2008, 06:30 PM   #15
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We stayed at Emerald Desert Golf and RV Resort in Palm Desert, CA, a rather up-scale place, and were surprised to read in their "rules" that RV washing in your space is allowed so long as you don't bother other people staying there.

Spots are concrete pads with nice grass between, and spaces are not crowded together.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:18 PM   #16
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What’s the four-one-one on washing your rig in a campground? Should I stop at a trailer wash prior to check-in? Or is breaking out the wash rag, soap (biodegradable of course), and park supplied water AOK? I just hate relaxing under the canopy of a dirty/dusty airstream…
The 4-1-1 is easy...just ask! If I know I want to wash in the CG, I always call the campground in advance to confirm if they allow it. Some do and some don't and some charge a couple of bucks extra.
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Doesn't it ever rain where you guys camp?
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:29 PM   #18
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Yep. That's another reason we travel with a whole poop-load of microfiber towels!

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Old 03-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #19
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Yep. That's another reason we travel with a whole poop-load of microfiber towels!

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Do they really work? We keep seeing those info-mercials and wonder.
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Do they really work? We keep seeing those info-mercials and wonder.
Yep, they are really soft and don't scatch the polish job...we get them at Costco or Sams for about 20-25 towels <$10 ours are yellow.

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Old 03-28-2008, 07:36 PM   #21
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Do they really work? We keep seeing those info-mercials and wonder.
Get 'em at Costco, they come in about a dozen(?) or so to a pack, pretty reasonable.

No, it rarely rains where I camp.

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Most of the campgrounds we have visited prohibit washing. However, we were in Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone last summer and I inquired where I could take my trailer to wash it before I parked. They told me it was fine to wash it in the campground. This is one of the nicest RV parks I have ever seen and they had no objection--even offered for us to wash on site--while much less desirable places post signs not allowing you to wash there.

Just like yukionna said, "just ask"!
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Most of the campgrounds we have visited prohibit washing. However, we were in Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone last summer and I inquired where I could take my trailer to wash it before I parked. They told me it was fine to wash it in the campground. This is one of the nicest RV parks I have ever seen and they had no objection--even offered for us to wash on site--while much less desirable places post signs not allowing you to wash there.

Just like yukionna said, "just ask"!
Perhaps some of these up-scale RV parks permit washing because they allow outside detail outfits to come in and wash, wax and detail units at their site. The not so up-scale RV parks may not have so many of the very high end motor homes buying detailing service.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:21 PM   #24
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Most of the campgrounds we have visited prohibit washing. However, we were in Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone last summer and I inquired where I could take my trailer to wash it before I parked. They told me it was fine to wash it in the campground. This is one of the nicest RV parks I have ever seen and they had no objection--even offered for us to wash on site--while much less desirable places post signs not allowing you to wash there.

Just like yukionna said, "just ask"!
We stayed @ Grizzly three years ago and it was awesome and I was equally surprised that they let you wash in the CG. They even sell wash supplies in their store!!
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Get 'em at Costco, they come in about a dozen(?) or so to a pack, pretty reasonable.

No, it rarely rains where I camp.

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We will pick some up for sure. No one camps with us anymore becuase it always rains when we go out. Our families schedule events around our camping schedule.
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What’s the four-one-one on washing your rig in a campground?
Most prohibit it. It drives thier water bill through the roof if everyone if washing thier trailers. Hit a truck wash that "hand" washes.

After one of my wet winter road trips I asked if I could hose mine off. I wanted to get as much salt off as possible. I got and "Ok but if anyone reports you I am going to have to come down a lecture you".

I personally use the wet rags, dry rags method.
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The two parks where we stayed mostly (in Texas) told us that "reasonable" use of water was okay. Such as, pre-wet with hose/shutoff & brush with liquid from bucket/ then a quick rinse.

I noticed that most other RV'ers were pretty good about this, only occasionally did I see water wastage (ironically, Midwesterners with copious state football team tags, logo's, etc) and it was the biggest, newest fifth wheels taking a few hours to get every last teeny bug off the gelcoat.

I use the drive thru coin washes when there is a raised roof and catwalk.
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