When we took delivery of our Airstream in September 2011, we were told not to wash it with anything other than microfiber, and that brushes would scratch the aluminum. Since then, we have only gone to self service coin operated car washes or washed the trailer in a campsite where allowed.
Washing the trailer is a tiresome task, and doing it on a drive day never sounds appealing. For that reason, our trailer hasn’t been washed in so long that I don’t actually remember the last time.
We’ve known for awhile that our friend Rich Luhr has been going to Blue Beacon to wash his trailer. We also knew that Brett and Lisa wash their trailers at Blue Beacon. All 3 are very knowledgable Airstreamers, so if they’re doing it, perhaps we we’re missing out on something.
Last week I asked Brett & Lisa about it, and they confirmed it was safe for the trailer and told us to ask for soft brushes.
This past weekend, we got our Airstream washed for $35, and let me tell you, it’s a game changer. The trailer looks better than we ever got it washing by hand, and the only scratches we have were already there from driving by low hanging trees.
2017 Cost of Camping:
4 nights free camping
9 nights paid camping (thru 1/13)
13 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $463.86
Daily average cost of camping: $35.68