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Old 10-27-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Commercial Washing for JayFlight Travel Trailer

My Jay Flight has aluminum skin. My problem is that the trailer is longer than my driveway, and I need to find someplace to wash it.

There is a place called Blue Beacon connected to a Travel America very close to the storage lot where the trailer is now. The Blue Beacon website advertises washing of RVs.

My concern is how pressure spray wands, such as those used in a regular car wash. This is what I read in the owner's manual:

"Some types of hot water washing equipment apply high pressure
and heat to the RV. They may cause heat distortion and damage to
the resin parts and may flood the RV's interior. Therefore, be sure to
observe the following:

1. Keep the washing nozzle about 16 inches (40 cm) or more away
from the RV body.

2. When washing around the glass areas, hold the nozzle at right angles to the
glass surface."

Does anyone have experience with taking their travel trailer to a commercial wash?

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Old 10-27-2014, 06:17 PM   #2
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I can tell you first hand there is a good chance your RV was washed at one of those very Blue Beacon truck washes prior to it being delivered to the dealer.
Watch the decals...I have seen them blown clear off with a high pressure hose. The recommendation of keeping the nozzle 16 inches away from the rv is a good one.

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Old 10-28-2014, 05:48 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by greenenvy1 View Post
The recommendation of keeping the nozzle 16 inches away from the rv is a good one.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:28 AM   #4
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I took mine to a commercial truck wash in Wyoming once. They did a great job and there were no problems.
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