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    03-03-2012, 11:31 PM
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Green Broke
How Do You Wash Your Trailer?

I know this seems like a dumb question but, we have always had a stock trailer. We bought a "real" horse trailer last year and it has the painted(white with blue decals, Logan Qualifier)solid sides with the drop down windows.
It seems to get dirty fast! And we are thinking of selling it and going back to a stock trailer. But I will have to still use it in the meantime. I used to wash the stock trailers out about once or twice a year when the creek was high (drive through really fast back and forth..ha ha) and take a garden hose to it. But with solid sides it gets dirty fast, especially the side that we tie the horse too and where the exhaust comes out on the truck.

What is the best way to wash a trailer and keep it looking decent?
     
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    03-03-2012, 11:33 PM
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Green Broke
With a hose. Lol

No but in all honesty try washing it just as you would a car. A nice bucket of soapy water and a sponge!
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    03-03-2012, 11:34 PM
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Now keep in mind that this is coming from someone that has not had more than a stock trailer on her property in close to 20 years....but I would guess that you should probably wash it much the same way you would wash your good pickup. Soap it up with a rag or a soft brush and rinse it off.

Do you have easy access to a pressure washer car wash? That would probably be easiest, though more expensive .
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    03-03-2012, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
With a hose. Lol

No but in all honesty try washing it just as you would a car. A nice bucket of soapy water and a sponge!
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Uh! I was looking for the quick fix....lol...like a trailer washing gremlin or something...

I very rarely wash my pickup either....so it may explain the lack of desire to wash the trailer. The house and tack room, clean....trailer and pickup, not so much.
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    03-03-2012, 11:38 PM
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Green Broke
Lol I don't wash my truck either. Whoops...

Maybe try sneaking it into the self serve drive through car wash bays??
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    03-03-2012, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Now keep in mind that this is coming from someone that has not had more than a stock trailer on her property in close to 20 years....but I would guess that you should probably wash it much the same way you would wash your good pickup. Soap it up with a rag or a soft brush and rinse it off.

Do you have easy access to a pressure washer car wash? That would probably be easiest, though more expensive .
LOL... dang it!

Yes I just remembered there is a coin-op place that you can pull a semi through....I think that may be the way to go!
     
    03-03-2012, 11:41 PM
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A long broom/brush makes short work of it.
Kinda like they wash elephants with. You can find a nice soft one that won't leave swirl marks at the local hardware store.
I mean how else is a 5' girl like me supposed to wash her big truck anyway, I ask you?
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    03-03-2012, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
I used to wash the stock trailers out about once or twice a year when the creek was high (drive through really fast back and forth..ha ha) and take a garden hose to it.
Lol, redneck way, like unloading the back of your pickup, drive real fast in reverse & slam on the brakes! Just wash it like a vehicle, I even handwash the inside of mine, but I am picky about stuff. Oh & I wax it too.
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    03-03-2012, 11:55 PM
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Weanling
Wallyworld sells a hose brush thingamajigger that's about 4' long that is perfect for making quick work of truck/trailer bath time.
Hose down with a pressure washer/spray nozzle to get the heavy gunk off, brush the fine stuff with warm soapy water, rinse, and you're done.
Even makes it easy for me to do the cab of my 4x4 F350 in one swat!
If I do it by hand, I can only reach half...
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    03-04-2012, 12:33 AM
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Green Broke
A bucket, Clorox, long handle brush, and a pressure washer...Gremlins just take things from my house, they don't help with anything..
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