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Old 01-30-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Where to wash an Airstream heading to Orlando

Hi All,

We are heading out on our maiden voyage Friday in the AM . Can anyone recommend a place we could wash our Airstream (25 ft) once we arrive in Florida. We are heading to Orlando. We packed soap and micro cloths/wand for the cleanup. Thank you for your help!
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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Tin an, I stopped at a Blue Beacon in South Carolina. It was 24 Dollars for airstream and truck. It is a truck wash. The Blue Beacon website lists Locations.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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Blue Beacon is my choice but non in Orlando. Dade City's, FL is the closest to Orlando.
Depending on your route to Orlando, you have 2 options. One is off I-95 in Georgia;
Blue Beacon Truck Wash #73
2752 U.S. Highway 17 South
Brunswick, GA 31523
I-95, Exit 29
At Love's
P: 912-261-9338

Lat: 31.137485
Long: -81.569921

2nd option is off I-75 in Georgia also:
Blue Beacon Truck Wash #87
27 Expressway Lane
Tifton, GA 31794
I-75, Exit 60
At Pilot
P: 229-556-9490

Lat: 31.426896
Long: -83.514596


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The brunswick one is a good choice if heading to Orlando from 95 south.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:03 PM   #5
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Super! Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:56 PM   #6
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Exit 29 is also a great place to fuel up before hitting Florida. There's an Oasis station (BP), Loves, Pilot, Etc. There is also a Flying J that people often stop at and rest for a few hours, but you have to be there before too late because their big lot fills up pretty quick. We live off exit 90 so PM me if you'd like more info.
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We make the trip each winter form Ontario to either Florida or Arizona and so our truck and trailer are quite a mess with salt and dirt by the time we arrive.

One year, I did decide to take it through an 18 wheeler truck wash. Not sure if I got taken for a sucker but they charged me $60 for the truck and trailer including some sort of wax additive.

I thought that seemed pretty steep, but had never used a truck wash before so had no idea - seems from what I read here that it was a tad high! I will say they did a good job at least!

I generally just take all the supplies to do the clean up myself, and find that most of the places we stop will permit washing as long as you are careful with the amount of water used and I imagine that is more of an issue in summer.

There are indeed some that do not permit it, and in that case, I either wait until our next stop, or do my RV ablutions surreptitiously after dark (Don't tell anyone!)

Because we cannot keep our trailer at home, after washing it, I usually try to wax it as well usually spreading the work over a couple of days - "Mrs Wingeezer" doesn't appreciate it is I spend a whole day waxing the trailer so I usually just do a couple of hours in the am befre we got out someplace!

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You could try a waterless car wash. I switched recently and probably won't go back unless my vehicle is caked with mud. Right now I'm using Griots.
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Griot's garage products are available at the Advance Auto Parts here.
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I generally just take all the supplies to do the clean up myself, and find that most of the places we stop will permit washing as long as you are careful with the amount of water used and I imagine that is more of an issue in summer.

There are indeed some that do not permit it, and in that case, I either wait until our next stop, or do my RV ablutions surreptitiously after dark (Don't tell anyone!)
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With the AL skin they really don't look that dirty even when they are. After cleaning of course they look better
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I do both.
Blue Beacon sometimes.
Clean it myself sometimes.
Now that I know I can get Griot's sealer at Advance, I may do some trailer detailing at the campground Saturday morning as I will be by myself until at least 1 when my wife gets off work.
Got get my trailer bling bling on...
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