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Old 09-26-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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New to full-timing (2 weeks in) and loving it. But how do you handle the following:

* Keeping the exterior of your tailer clean when most campgrounds seem to post "no trailer or vehicle washing"

* Where to find short term storage when you want to take advantage of a cruise or time share get a way week.

Just curious how others have dealt with these issues.


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Old 09-26-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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I have seen Mobile wash services come around and wash rigs in place. I think they use their own water.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:42 PM   #3
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As Atom Ant stated, some parks allow mobile wash services, check with management as to if and who they allow. Some will allow you to wash your RV for a charge. You can usually also use the sponge bath method. A bucket, sponge, and a drying towel. Most campgrounds will allow this as long as you don't use a hose. Another option is a truck wash. Some of them will do RV's also.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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We've taken a couple of cruises & found a park near terminal & made arrangements w/ them to store or leave in place w/ only elec. connected @ a reduced rate. Most parks will work w/ you if make plans in advance.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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I shouldn't help you I'm so jealous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We've used these guys a few times and been VERY pleased...
I did call and asked when the 'slow' times were because usually being close to truck stops can get very busy...

IIRC $35 for truck and 5th wheel.... but I usually don't do the top - although they could !

NOW, it is mostly high pressure wands, so decals and heater vents might be a concern...

but great job on the wash...

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