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Old 08-09-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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Am I the only one that does this?

Just wanted to see if anyone else does this or am I crazy like the wife says I am. Before we leave on a trip I wash the truck and clean the inside and I also will wash the camper if I didn't do it before I put her away.

The wife says I'm crazy because she doesn't understand why I wash the truck if it is only going to get dirty on the way to the campground. I don't have a good answer for her besides saying I like our stuff to look good when we head out on a trip and it makes me feel better. Hopefully there's other OCD guys out there that do the same thing so I can prove I'm not the only one that does this.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with that. I drove at the Moab Utah to go off roading and had to wash it the day I got there. Wanted to look good the first day it hit the trails.

I still have not washed the new trailer. It is definitely time to looks dirty.
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:12 PM   #3
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In my opinion just good maintenance plus the pride of lookiing good.
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:15 PM   #4
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I have a tendency to wash the truck before outings unless I run out of time. The trailer usually gets a bath twice a year of which one is usually right before the mason Dixon group get together. The rig has to look good when meeting up with friends.
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:52 PM   #5
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Guess I'm crazy too, but never take trip without washing truck and camper...
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:59 PM   #6
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Does your wife know my wife. I get the same line from Susan.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:06 PM   #7
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Nothing wrong with showing a little pride before going out. I bet the wife puts her makeup on before too don't she?
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:20 PM   #8
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No I wash both before a big trip and if it is bug season, both are washed when I arrive
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:45 PM   #9
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I to am guilty of this OCD. I have a lot of pride in ownership also.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:50 PM   #10
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My husband always washes and puts a coat of wax on the truck and camper before a big trip.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:17 PM   #11
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You guys are making me feel better, I think I might just have the old wifey read this. thanks for all the replies.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:27 PM   #12
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The wife and I wash exterior as often as practical (work gets in the way sometimes), roof 2 to 3 times a year, interior gets deep clean top to bottom every trip.

Sweeper gets run everyday we are in the it, after we pack and after we unpack.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:03 PM   #13
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We wash before we go and on the road. Although I must admit in Alaska with the roadwork it is futile I will wash again on the return trip bit I have washed the truck twice so far and the trailer once on the road. Washed and cleaned both before leaving.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:41 PM   #14
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I also wash and clean my truck weekly. Its just a pride of ownership thing.
I wash the camper as often as practical as i stay in it for months at a time.
Anyone who has worked hard to get something will take care of something will take care of it , because of all the sweat it took to earn it.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:42 PM   #15
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I wash the truck before every trip. And we all wash the TT inside and out every time we get back from a trip.
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:39 AM   #16
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Yup, washed and waxed the truck before a big camping trip this summer. Now it's filthy, so as soon as the rain stops here It's time to wash/wax again.
Camper wasn't dirty so it got a pass but it too needs a wash now!
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:15 AM   #17
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ask her why she washes the plates. they are just going to get dirty, again...LOL
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:18 AM   #18
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Same here, My DW calls the trailer my mistress
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:47 AM   #19
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You guys are making me feel better, I think I might just have the old wifey read this. thanks for all the replies.
Chris see you are normal. You may want to remove the "old wifey" comment before you have her read this.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:59 AM   #20
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She hasn’t complained about polishing the truck or camper since I told her:“GUYs like to show off beautiful things; that’s why I married you.”

Unfortunately, she still complains about 85% of the other things I do.
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