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Old 08-04-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Full Timing - Washing Fifth

Didn't really see a section for "full timing"'anywhere, so figured I'd throw this in here. If there is one, somebody correct me. Most RV parks don't allow washing of your rig at your site, or anywhere else for that matter. So, being that we're going to be living in this thing, and I like to detail my RVs either every trip, or at a minimum of once a month, what do you do? Where in the world do you go to wash your rig yourself? I'm way to picky to let anybody touch it, much less pay somebody somewhere to detail it. Not crazy about hauling it out of a park just to wash it. So, for those that live in them, what do you do?
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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The parks we have stayed at for the winter allowed one full wash. Most parks also allow front cap "debugging" for stays other than overnight. There are truck washes popping up these days as well.
That being said, the frogs do a fantastic job removing the bugs and the big guy provides ample washes for those between
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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When not home we (which means me ) I use a product called Dri Wash'n Guard available online. Pricey, but works great and no water needed.

DRI WASH 'n GUARD Waterless Car Wash: The Original Dry Wash!

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Old 08-05-2013, 10:13 PM   #4
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Kind of hoping at a minimum what Ducky mentions will be an option. Will definitely ask before committing to a place. On the waterless wash, I'll check out that product. I'm familiar with Mary Moppins "adavantage" which is a similar product that Tiffin had recommended for their Motorhomes. I use it on occasion for quick cleans on our present rig. Easy to use, but also pricey.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:32 AM   #5
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Our campground allows washing and there are even several businesses that wash rv's nearby. They will come into the park and do the work and clean the mess when done. I have found a new product at walmart that is a combination rv wash and wax. I will try it and see how it works. It is made by the same company that makes the awning cleaner I have used for years with success. In the past i have always used spic and span to wash the rig and the turtle wax spray wax and it worked well. I especially likes the fact that I didn't have to rub it out after applying.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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Good to know those campgrounds do exist. We're very particular about what we use to wash and polish our rigs, and have had great success with them. Every now and then we'll experiment with a new product like one of the dry washes for quick touch ups. Mary Moppins Advantage is one of them. I was fortunate to work in the body shop business for a few years prior to my offshore career, so I was able to carry the maintenance, cleaning, polishing, buffing, paint care etc knowledge over to my own stuff.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:03 AM   #7
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I stayed at a KOA in Las Cruces, NM. There was a mobile RV wash/wax service working on another camper. I asked about getting mine washed and they came back the next day. Cost me $200 (38' camper) for a complete exterior wash, debugging, and wax (electric buffers removed wax). Took two guys about 5 hours in the 100+ degree NM heat. Well worth it to me. Really helped restore the new look.

The guys came in a truck that was fully self-sufficient. Had their own generator, on board water, and everything else. Park didn't care because they did not use campground facilities.

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Old 09-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #8
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I'd pay it. Even though I'm weird with that stuff, sometimes its worth the $$ for convenience.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:49 PM   #9
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Look for Beast wash and Bug and Animal Remover. Both available online only. I wash ours at the site. Some CG's prohibit that. But, you can still clean the cap. It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission!
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