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Old 11-05-2003, 05:33 PM   #1
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Where to wash, when on-the-road?

All of the RV Parks we have stayed in during the last year do not allow washing of the tow vehicle or trailer (or for that matter any RV).

Where do you go the wash your Airstream? I don't mind doing the Expedition at a coin-operated wash place.... I'm cheap.
But the Airstream is a problem. The hose mechanism will rub on the exterior and leave marks....at least I think it will. I hate to leave the trailer dirty.
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Old 11-05-2003, 05:42 PM   #2
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Truck wash

Many coin washes have higher truck bays. With my 22', I could wash the entire trailer without moving it. With the 25', I have to do one end and then move the trailer to do the other end. A friend does a 34' A/S that way.
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Old 11-05-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
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All of the RV Parks we have stayed in during the last year do not allow washing of the tow vehicle or trailer (or for that matter any RV).
I never have understood this because the same parks are starting the stupid ten and fifteen year rules. If they care about the appearance of their parks, LET THE OWNERS WASH THEIR RIGS! I have speed washed my RV at the parks with a hose and brush combo. I think it's one fo the stupidest rules! I say wash and let them stop me!

I't OK to stand in their shower for an hour but wash your RV......oh what a sin!
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When I wash my 28' MH, I go to a coin car wash that has RV bays.

I pull in, then use the already wet scrub brush all over the rig real fast like, THEN I put in the coins and just rinse off with the jet. Works all the time.
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Old 11-05-2003, 06:31 PM   #5
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When I wash my 28' MH, I go to a coin car wash that has RV bays.

I pull in, then use the already wet scrub brush all over the rig real fast like, THEN I put in the coins and just rinse off with the jet. Works all the time.
There is a small drawback to that technique -- if you don't rinse the unit first with plain water, the "wet scrub brush" could scratch the finish by scraping dirt/debris across the exterior finish.
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Old 11-05-2003, 06:45 PM   #6
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That answers another question I had--is the soap too strong that is provided from the wand?

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Old 11-05-2003, 07:36 PM   #7
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Depends on the particular soap they are using. Dawn dishwashing liquid will strip all the wax off in one washing. Buy/use a carwash shampoo that says on the label that it does not strip wax. Most car wash products sold at Auto Zone, K-Mart and Wally World do not strip the wax.
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Old 11-05-2003, 09:01 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Good point!

I neglected to mention that my MH is painted grey. Actually, I don't mind if the paint gets scratched...I'd like it to all peel off so it can be polished aluminum. Using the wet brush technique w/o first rinse doesn't seem to be detrimental to my finish.
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Why not use a facility at a truck stop ... like Flying J?
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Old 11-06-2003, 01:05 AM   #10
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I agree..Completely~! It's makes sense to wash it there, even if at a provided site just for this purpose~Consider the ease, safety, etc..Plus, as you pointed out, a nice looking rig makes everyone feel good~!! Heck, I wouldn't mind even paying extra for this~Just my two cents worth~
What I do is this, when it rains...go out and, wipe it..real good...lol

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Why not use a facility at a truck stop ... like Flying J?
May I suggest that, the next time you're in a Flying J..you ask what they charge...lmao, you'll think twice..(maybe you're one of those millionaires streamers??)

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Old 11-06-2003, 08:11 AM   #11
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I wonder if I would get into trouble if I were to fill my fresh water tank and use that water and a hose attached to my out-door faucet and wash at a rest stop?

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You may well ask~

May I suggest that, the next time you're in a Flying J..you ask what they charge...lmao, you'll think twice..(maybe you're one of those millionaires streamers??)

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Certainly not a millionaire ... but rich in many ways.

I checked on the Flying J website ... looks like they charge $30. I guess I could eat beans and rice for a couple of dinners instead of going out.
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I wonder if I would get into trouble if I were to fill my fresh water tank and use that water and a hose attached to my out-door faucet and wash at a rest stop?
I had to do this on entering Yellowstone in 95. By the time we got to the turnout at the lake the 77 Airstream looked more like an Argosy. The mud was horrific. I stopped and washed as much off as I could before it dried using my entire tank. I finished it in the campground.

The only hazard I see in washing it in a rest stop is the cars and trucks wizzing by and possibly getting hit.
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Porky Pig,
How did I miss that on their website is beyond me..
I reckon it was because, when I asked...the figure I was quoted at the time was based on so much per foot..
I'll look into that again..Thanks for your input..
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