Originally Posted by arctictraveller
... After hosing out the wheel wells I placed a lawn sprinkler under the van and moved it around for about an hour. The amount of mud and sand that washed out was phenomenal. After moving the van to the street, I shoveled and swept up about 10 pounds of the stuff...
Can certainly relate to your mud cleaning debacle ... after a trek through Vermont two years ago we departed a muddy backroad with so much mud caked underneath it took $36.00 worth of quarters deposited in a small town "quick wash" to get it all off - the high pressure sure helped the process, but left me soaked and filthy. Must have been the type of mud because I've never had that much accumulate before.
Fortunately, we always travel with 4 rolls of quarters & $50 cash stored in a bag for the unexpected Toll roads we encounter periodically - came in handy for this purpose.