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Old 03-26-2016, 12:18 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don View Post
I find about 2 out 3 campgrounds allow washing, except in California and maybe Washington, due to the drought. When not available, I do what "FIRE UP" does and wash it where I can with a power washer.

Recently, I took a cheap Harbor Freight power washer and disassembled it. Here it is on Harbor Freight's website: 1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

I removed the cover and all of the superfluous stuff, leaving just the pump, which is about the size of a football. Here is a photo of the plastic cover.

This is the actual pump. I mounted it to the frame rail alongside my generator.

I ran a pvc pipe from the pump inlet to the edge of the body near the generator tailpipe. I put a standard 3/4 female hose fitting on the end so that I could quickly attach a water supply either from the campground or my own water pump.

The Harbor Freight power washer comes with a 25' power cord. I ran it down an upper frame rail into a bay where I had an outlet. I leave it secured near the outlet when not in use.

Lastly, I went to a local supply house and bought a 50' hose so I could walk around and wash my entire coach. I made a holder for the hose under the hood.

The entire project cost me under $200.00.
Awesome work sir! I just picked up that same pressure washer this morning (offer up for $40)

I wold assume that you use this in combination with a wash mitt or mop and not solely rely upon the 'pressure'. ?

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Old 03-26-2016, 01:05 PM   #30
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X2 (or 3 or 4) on Blue Beacon. When the coach is really dirty or when it's nasty cold outside, I use 'em. They aren't the best, but they'll get most of the dirt off.

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