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Old 05-10-2015, 10:40 AM   #11
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Not to start a war, but if campground expenses go up then campground rates go up as well. Your camping fee covers a lot more than electric, water and sewer.
Most of the campgrounds in FL forbid it unless you hire someone to come in and they bring their own water. I think the state is cracking down due to water shortages, but not for sure.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:51 AM   #12
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I agree, most RV parks that I have been to frown on or forbid it. I have, however found some that were willing to compromise and allow me to wash the bugs from the front of the RV. I do use a waterless wash (wash and wax all) and have found it to be very helpful in cleaning my coach after arriving at a campground....providing that it is not caked with dirt.

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Old 05-10-2015, 11:25 AM   #13
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I think in most places it isn't the water use, but the soap or other chemicals ending up on the ground. Now the next guy has to camp there on your soap and chemicals. If everyone started doing it, there'd be a lot of soap in our campsites.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:30 AM   #14
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I think in most places it isn't the water use, but the soap or other chemicals ending up on the ground. Now the next guy has to camp there on your soap and chemicals. If everyone started doing it, there'd be a lot of soap in our campsites.
Doesn't seem to be the case in the cgs we stay at in FL, there are usually 2 or 3 units being washed daily by commercial washers. At least in FL, and the campgrounds being 99% sand, the water doesn't create a mess for long and the grass is still green most of the time we're down there from Nov - Mar.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:32 AM   #15
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I think it would make a muddy mess of your campsite especially if the hose is used.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:38 AM   #16
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I think it would make a muddy mess of your campsite especially if the hose is used.
In FL, they use pressure washers to wet the trailers down, squirt cleaner, brush them and rinse with pressure washers, they really don't use much water as they have to carry it in their vans.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:50 PM   #17
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The rules of the RV resort we stay at in Sarasota, Fl state no washing on site but you can stop at their car/truck/RV wash station and for a fee wash your RV (we pay $5000.00++ for three mos..Figure that out)....I always stop at a truck stop just n of Tampa and get a full wash of RV & truck....I cannot understand this rule as someone can use more water to flush their black water holding tank bi-weekly than washing their RV once a month to get rid of the pollen...........
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:50 PM   #18
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Camper Washing

I use Griot's Garage Waterless Wash. It does a great job on my Georgetown, but it's a tad pricey. Amazon has it for 49.95 for a spray bottle and one gallon refill.
Most places say no, but depending on the areas water restrictions, it's easier to get forgiveness that permission!
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I could with my old toy hauler it had a 250 gal fresh water tank. I miss that. a lot of them will allow mobile rv wash rigs to come in and clean rv's but they need there own water.
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...Most places say no, but depending on the areas water restrictions, it's easier to get forgiveness that permission!
And risk getting ban from the park? Not worth it to me just to have a clean camper.
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