L300 and Car Washes

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L300 and Car Washes

Postby AKcub » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:16 am

Has anyone had any luck with the drive through car washes and an L300?
In the Seattle area I just get laughed at when I ask if I can run it through. Something about the mirror brackets scares them!

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Re: L300 and Car Washes

Postby FalcoColumbarius » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:28 pm

I would NEVER consider running my wagon through a car wash unless it was a "touch-less" car wash or a manual wash booth. I wash my own. Those rolling brush wheels are very likely going to damage the mirrors, fore and aft. It would put extensive stress on the position locks. Besides, those brushes would never get in behind the Bambi Bars or around any of the wagons superstructures.

Best to do it by hand in my opinion.

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Re: L300 and Car Washes

Postby Growlerbearnz » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:24 pm

I took mine through a car wash once, and they're right: the sensors don't see the mirror brackets and the windscreen roller brush ends up grinding along them. It's very unpleasant.
Nothing says "poor workmanship" more than wrinkles in the duct tape.

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L300 and Car Washes

Postby feetforbrains » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:03 pm

I'm not even going to try that. Besides, how else will I get rub WinterBus down?

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