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joedekock

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Curious what others do when it comes time to washing their RV while on the road. (Motor home, fiver, TT). A lot of campgrounds do not allow washing your unit on the site, and a lot of campgrounds don't have the means to anyway. I know some folks who camp at campgrounds where it is allowed, but its not in all cases. Driving hundreds or thousands of miles on the road dirty's the RV and I would like to wash it before parking it on a campsite for a week.

Fire away with suggestions and experiences. Thanks!


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Posted: 08/04/20 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we use a truck wash when we need one. they are typically near truck stops along the interstate highways. Blue Beacon is the name of a chain.
For our rig, it costs around $40.00 (rate is according to footage of rig) and sometimes, we pay a little more and get our toad washed off at the same time.


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joedekock wrote:

Curious what others do when it comes time to washing their RV while on the road. (Motor home, fiver, TT). A lot of campgrounds do not allow washing your unit on the site, and a lot of campgrounds don't have the means to anyway. I know some folks who camp at campgrounds where it is allowed, but its not in all cases. Driving hundreds or thousands of miles on the road dirty's the RV and I would like to wash it before parking it on a campsite for a week.

Fire away with suggestions and experiences. Thanks!


we usually hire a mobile wash crew.


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It has never occurred to me to wash the rig when on a trip. But I know our city has a self serve coin operated car wash, I'm sure many others do too. Be a lot less than $40! google your destination city and car wash, see what's there.


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camperdave wrote:

It has never occurred to me to wash the rig when on a trip. But I know our city has a self serve coin operated car wash, I'm sure many others do too. Be a lot less than $40! google your destination city and car wash, see what's there.


Can't see many RV's getting/fitting into one of those self serve car washes.... BUT if you find one, no reason not to use it...

I have used Blue Beacon... Wash/Wax all, and washed at my site all depending on rules.

* This post was edited 08/04/20 01:16pm by ford truck guy *


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We've never had an issue finding a campground that doesn't mind. Not every campground but enough that it's not an issue.

Also, it's common to see a large vehicle bay at car washes. I'm sure you could use that for under $10...that said, I'm not crazy about pressure washers on RVs. It's too easy to blast out caulk.


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joedekock wrote:

Curious what others do when it comes time to washing their RV while on the road. (Motor home, fiver, TT). A lot of campgrounds do not allow washing your unit on the site, and a lot of campgrounds don't have the means to anyway. I know some folks who camp at campgrounds where it is allowed, but its not in all cases. Driving hundreds or thousands of miles on the road dirty's the RV and I would like to wash it before parking it on a campsite for a week.

Fire away with suggestions and experiences. Thanks!


Truck Stops can wash your RV. BUT I would ask them to hand wash/brush wash your rig and not to use the high pressure wash gun as it could peal off your decals.

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I've seen RV friendly self serve washes in a few locations (Custer, SD and Pinedale, WY come to mind). So I'm sure they exist all over. The one in Custer also had a dog wash.


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