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Old 05-26-2016, 12:56 PM   #11
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It's probably too far for you to go from Hillsboro, but the "Washman" washes in Portland (on MLK and also out on Airport way) accommodate all the really high rigs, with racks and all. According to the guy there, they just ask people to "please take your ladder off before coming in". When I looked quizzically at him, he said, "you know, like plumbers and painters and stuff". 😄
I've been there a couple of times now and they do a decent job if, like me, you don't want to be out in the cold or rain washing your van. It's only $7 till you get over 104", then it goes up some.

But you're lucky to be able to switch out your wheels so fast. I'd do it!
Sweet! I know it's a drive but I'm usually over around that area for one reason or another so I will definitely give them a shot. Thanks for letting me know!
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:57 PM   #12
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uuummmm, I think he meant airing down the one inch you say you need for clearance, and then immediately airing back up after the wash.
Yep, I understood that. I guess what I was asking was how low is too low of psi for my wheels. I'm currently running 50 in front and 45 in the rear.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:11 PM   #13
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I would think you get the inch and still have way plenty to roll the distance of the carwash/airup. If you don't mind, take a pic at the 'low enough' point and get a psi read

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Old 05-26-2016, 01:18 PM   #14
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Ok cool, I'll swing by the car wash sometime soon. They have a nifty pvc pipe that they use to measure if a vehicle is too tall or not. I guess I could just air down until the pvc clears and then I'm golden if it in fact will go that much lower.

I'll keep y'all updated!
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:24 PM   #15
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With my vehicle lift I figured it would take me all of 10 minutes to swap the wheels and be on my way. !
That would be pretty quick I think. Using a hydraulic floor jack and a pnuematic impact, it takes me at least 30 minutes to rotate my tires, and thats if I really rush. How about using a long handled brush or mop to wash yourself?
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Old 05-26-2016, 02:04 PM   #16
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That would be pretty quick I think. Using a hydraulic floor jack and a pnuematic impact, it takes me at least 30 minutes to rotate my tires, and thats if I really rush. How about using a long handled brush or mop to wash yourself?
Well I watch nascar so I am pretty much pit crew material.

Ha ha no your probably right, I was thinking more of the actual tire removal and replacement and not of the preparation time.

I tried using the self service car wash broom handle and sprayer. Wheelchairs and self serve car washes don't mix, it's like a cirque du soleil act.
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Josh, I got it: Whenever I need help with the van, I'll drive over and take yours to the wash!

Wait... That might not be a very good deal for you. At some kind of equivalency rate, I'd probably owe you like 900 washes. Okay, some other plan, then.
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Mine never gets to the car wash. I let the rain wash it.
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Mine never gets to the car wash. I let the rain wash it.
I wish I could just let it go, with the color of my van it would be easy to. I just hate seeing the hand prints on the doors and haven't figured out how to close them with my mind.
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My 2014 stock quigley 4x4 and my old 2005 stock quigley 4x4 both fit into the local drive through car wash. I was running 285/75/16 on my 05 and currently have 295/65/18 on my current rig. Both fit with an inch of room when aired around 50psi. If I air up to 80psi I will fit but at the end I will scratch on the plastic blow dryers at the end(don't ask me how I know this����) I also don't have anything on the exterior of the van like a roof rack, aluminess bumper or ladder or things of such nature.
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