Should I wash my truck/trailer every other week?

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  1. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    I know washing a truck depends on the owner but just want to get to know what others think
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I used to wash the old man's truck every Friday night after work. IMO its critical to wash regularly, especially in winter. Keeps stuff from corroding up and rotting. Any one of his trucks after 5 years in winter salt and de-icing crap there wasn't so much as a rust pit or flaking anywhere on the diff housings.
     
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  4. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I’ve traditionally done every other week. I had gone to every 3 weeks lately but it’s just got enough. Going back to bi weekly.

    Some people do what looks to be every other year but that’s just not me. Too much pride in my ride.
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Mine goes months without being washed. But its a work truck and is always getting dirty on jobsites or offroad...personal preference in my opinion. Some guys like it real shiny . Some companies like tmc and western dist. make u get one every 2 weeks or so.
     
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  6. jason6541

    jason6541 Heavy Load Member

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    Every week year round, winter time 2 times a week sometimes. Keep the brighter away from it I don’t use streakin beakin. But then I am really anal about all aspects of my truck and trailer inside and out
     
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  7. Capacity

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    I used to get mine done when I got a bug on the grill. 1.jpeg
     
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  8. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    A dirty truck is a dirty shame,,,:biggrin_25512:
     
  9. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    Every week if you can , at least I do if the line at the beacon isn't to long. In the winter time for sure , the salt and moisture do a number on the undercarriage.
     
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  10. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Medium Load Member

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    #### man, some of you guys wash your trucks more than you shower!!!
    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  11. againstthewind

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