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    RV Washing Blue Beacon

    I know several of you folks have used Blue Beacon to clean up the RV after or during trips. I just called and got a price of $44 for a basic wash for truck & trailer and $65 for wash & wax. Great prices I think. My question, how much to tip?
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    Re: RV Washing Blue Beacon

    Ray, with your thick wallet, Why are you asking the rest of us. Let me know how they do.
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    Re: RV Washing Blue Beacon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray LeTourneau View Post
    I know several of you folks have used Blue Beacon to clean up the RV after or during trips. I just called and got a price of $44 for a basic wash for truck & trailer and $65 for wash & wax. Great prices I think. My question, how much to tip?

    Watch some of there soaps contain some abrasive chemicals. It may stain the decals on your unit.


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    Re: RV Washing Blue Beacon

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Ray, with your thick wallet, Why are you asking the rest of us. Let me know how they do.
    Randy, Santha and the Poodles
    Funny Randy! Thick wallets in my case means lots of cards. Memberships, Medicare, Concealed Carry etc. Not much cash though.
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    Re: RV Washing Blue Beacon

    Ray - I give them $5.
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    Re: RV Washing Blue Beacon

    Ray, my wallet is a little lighter than yours. No cash.
    So the only tip I could give is "Don't look directly at the sun".

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    Re: RV Washing Blue Beacon

    When I go to the BB, I always ask for low pressure and no chemicals. Then get the Rain-X rinse and you're all set.
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    Re: RV Washing Blue Beacon

    Back in the day, we used an epoxy finish on our over ther road trucks, because of the harsh conditions they were exposed to, as opposed to the softer fiberglass gel finish on my BH. The truck wash facilities because of what they were forced to clean, used some pretty harsh chemicals and reportedly abrasives, to get the trucks clean, and over time we would see the epoxy finish degrade. Personally I would NEVER take my BH through a commercial truck wash. We can wash ours in less than 45 mins., me on a short ladder doing the top half, and DW on the ground doing the lower part, and I KNOW what's being used.
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    Re: RV Washing Blue Beacon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray LeTourneau View Post
    I know several of you folks have used Blue Beacon to clean up the RV after or during trips. I just called and got a price of $44 for a basic wash for truck & trailer and $65 for wash & wax. Great prices I think. My question, how much to tip?
    I usually "donate" $4 per guy washing the rig. The crew in Carlisle, PA are nice guys and treat me very well. Never had an issue with my decals. Basic wash w/Rain-X. Occasionally I have them scrub & shine the tires (10). That poor guy gets an extra tip.
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    Re: RV Washing Blue Beacon

    I actually asked Kary how to care for the exterior of my new partial painted BH ... he checked direct with the paint division and was told to never use the typical wash/wax liquid cleaners, but suggested Blue Dawn liquid detergent (remember that's the detergent that got all the hype for cleaning the oil off the birds from that Gulf oil spill). Then they sent me a Precision Painting pamphlet on proper care ... washing and waxing.

    I think (?) it was Jim Beletti that I forwarded it to and he posted it on the Heartland Manuals page for all to see ...

    http://manuals.heartlandowners.org/m...ons%202012.pdf

    I wash only with the Blue Dawn now and it sparkles nicely.
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