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Old 11-17-2018, 04:06 PM   #1
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Looking for somewhere to wash my airstream in the Phoenix area

We've just came into Phoenix after 2 months in the desert. Am hoping to find somewhere I can wash my very dirty airstream. Online searching hasn't given me that much. Ideally I would like somewhere with a standard hose and not a pressure washer. If anybody has a private location, I'm absolutely more than happy to pay. If anybody knows of a public location we can go to, that would be great. Many thanks.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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Did you think to try the Airstream dealer in Mesa? I'll bet they would be able to do it. They wash Airstreams all the time.
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:10 PM   #3
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I've always been able to find a do-it-youself car wash with a tall or outside bay (although I've never been to that part of the country).
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:35 PM   #4
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Try Weiss Guys self service. The bays look tall enough. Use the low pressure water flow settings. Worst case, you can fog the coach to reduce the water force. It's a 24 hour wash, so in off hours you could even do a three bucket wash and wipe it all down after a good rinse.

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Old 11-17-2018, 07:23 PM   #5
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How you wish to wash your trailer is, of course, up to you. We have washed our Airstream with a pressure washer since it was new 16 years ago. There have been no negative effects that we have noticed.

We do finish up with microfiber towels and a bucket.

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Old 11-17-2018, 07:23 PM   #6
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A pet peeve of mine. I enjoy washing my trailer. Gives me the opportunity to clear my mind, inspect it as I go along, and generally enjoy being outdoors.
In California at the moment, the land of regulations and restrictions. There is a perpetual drought, and you are not allowed to wash your rig in any campground. However, you can hire "mobile" car wash service providers, who will come to your site with a pressure washer, generator, hose and a water tank, and waste water professionally for $150. Grrrr.
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:45 PM   #7
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Just don't let them stand on the roof and spray. Believe it not I've seen that done....like they might do on a Class A fiberglass RV.
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:13 AM   #8
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Try Weiss Guys self service. The bays look tall enough. Use the low pressure water flow settings. Worst case, you can fog the coach to reduce the water force. It's a 24 hour wash, so in off hours you could even do a three bucket wash and wipe it all down after a good rinse.

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Thanks Pat. It looks like they have some that should be big enough.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:51 PM   #9
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There is nothing wrong with pressure washers if you either use a lower pressure electric or keep the higher pressure a couple of feet away from the skin joints and rivets. I also have done mine since new with no damage or leaks. However as a precaution I tape the entry door with wide painters tape first. Then I spray on Walbernize and wipe it off with micro fiber towels that I clean in the washing machine and dryer.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:05 PM   #10
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There's a Blue Beacon Truck Wash off I-10, exit #135 (next to Loves station, 623-936-2984). They do RVs as well as trucks. I've been satisfied the times I've run my Super-C RV through different Blue Beacons. BB rates are reasonable (~ $50 for my RV; your TV + Airstream might be more).
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I've always had good results using Blue Beacon. I have them wash both my trailer and TV.
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Shermy you can come use our driveway if you'd like. PM
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Shermy you can come use our driveway if you'd like. PM
Many thanks. It's generosity like this that makes me smile
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:11 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I now have plenty of options. And for the record.... I was graced with just enough brain cells to work out how to correctly use a pressure washer.
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