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Old 09-13-2017, 11:26 AM   #1
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Model: challenger 37YT
State: Michigan
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Winter driving

I'm from Michigan and it's getting that time of year.
Often in January or February I see motor homes driving down the highway either coming or going. Being a first time owner I have to ask those of you who travel northern roads in the winter, how do you get the salt off your rig before you put it back to bed for a while ?
I'd love to leave the cold for a month in the winter, but I can't get a wash job on my Challenger because of temps.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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When I was in Michigan... I hoped for good weather around my departure (December typically) and my return hopefully after the last snowflake (late March into April).... I know... We got snow on Mother's Day some years...

If I had to travel home thru salt, I would have washed it first time I could... Just like cars... I wouldn't let that stop me from escaping the cold.

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Old 09-13-2017, 01:25 PM   #3
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Blue Beacon Truck wash:

In Michigan there is one near Ann Arbor and one on the West side of the state (both off I-94).

We haven't tried it yet but I was highly tempted on one of our last trips.

So far we've only had 1 winter trip to FL and back. I'm pretty sure I just put it away and covered it. Finally got to wash it when it warmed up.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:41 PM   #4
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Last year Michigan had a warm winter. Last January we took a three week trip to FL. we watched the weather for the best time to leave and also on the way back.
We winterized in Nashville Tenn. When I got home I mixed a solution in my garden sprayer of; Water, soap and about 1/3 window washing fluid. I sprayed underneath and outside as much as I could, put it in the pole barn and ran a heater for a few hours.
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