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Old 05-30-2018, 07:49 PM   #1
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ON the Muddy Road of Boondocking

Your Airstream just glows when starting your Road Trip. Tow vehicle has been cleaned, inside and out. A beautiful time... to take a... picture. Otherwise all is forgotten when you hit the mud, dust, dirt, grit, rain spotting and crushed insects, one specie swarm compressed onto another... traveling to all of those wonderful, or not so, camp sites.

Last fall we discovered Blue Beacon Truck Washes, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Seeing a Billboard just north of Las Vegas for Truck Washes... 18 wheelers... caught our attention and several miles ahead we took the exit and pulled in behind RV's, 18 wheelers with trailer and without, flat beds and anything that had wheels and needed a good cleaning.

Spot free rinse. Ask about what extras you can have done. I have only done the minimum and passed on the wax spray.

Our Ford pickup and 25 foot Airstream cost a total of $41.00. $16 for the Ford and $25 for the Trailer. Yep... that is $41.00. After your FIRST time getting your tow vehicle and trailer washed by half a dozen guys with high pressure hoses... you will exit looking... well, like you never left Home Sweet Home.

Try it. They have 100 locations, 24 hour service and you and your trailer will be happy. If you believe $41 is too much... consider how many quarters it will take to do it yourself, your time and the water spots drying as you drive off into the sunset.

My 'old technique' was to drive into any water puddling on the paved road. It works to a point, but the light dirt film remains. This wash catches it all. Some water will be behind trim and leave some dirt trails that can be cleaned easily once home.

During a down pour cloud burst in Utah... 70 miles per hour for the general wash, and the puddles doing the work under the suspension and fender wells. No... we did not water plane and slide into a ditch. Loaded with beer and contraband...

I give this an Eleven Fingers... UP.

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Old 06-05-2018, 12:44 AM   #2
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You da' Man, Ray! Thanks! (Great info.)

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thanks Ray, 1 more piece of info in the trailer files. kurt
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