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Old 01-07-2014, 10:36 PM   #15
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I am thinking that RV paint should not be any more delicate than that on my Wrangler, or the classic 55 Chevy I had, or a shiny OTR truck like KSCRUDE has.

No matter! I dont have enough capability in my skeletal remains (or ambition, or patience) to baby it. I can afford the time, but have better uses for it. So I pay folks in the resorts, and I take it to Blue Beacon. It is not my fault it still looks drop dead gorgeous. Right?
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:56 AM   #16
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As I stated earlier, there are people that know how to use a power washer SAFELY then there are others who have no clue.

The ones that have no clue should stick to hand washing.

On my travels around the country, I have yet to see a mobile RV Wash company come to your location that does NOT use a power washer on the RV.

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Old 01-08-2014, 10:32 AM   #17
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We never use a power pressure washer. You can do more damage than good. like force water into windows and then your windows start to fog. We use a FOAM Cannon OR foam gun. It applies a solid layer of foam to vehicle, let it set and then rinse off with a spray. Not a BLAST of water. If needed do a second application then I use a very soft mitt to scrub, then rinse. I only do this maybe once a year. usually I use one of the waterless wash/wax products virtually every day when traveling. safe travels ed
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I personally don't use one, but I'm sure that it would be OK in the hands of someone who knows what to wash with it. JMHO!

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:53 AM   #19
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Of course they can be used. If you loser the pressure, and use the fan spray setting, and step back a little, there is no more pressure than a garden hose, but covers the entire height in one swoop, saving time, water, and work! Whats not to like? Then, on another day, you have the feature of a solid stream, high pressure system to clean that dirty, filthy, oil and grease encrusted grill, or engine part, Ect. It can also be installed in a semi-permanent manner with the pressure hose on a easy access hose wheel for fast and easy use. Ed
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But...like at the car wash to remove road grime you still have use soap and a brush as a power washer won't clean it like a brush does. It always leaves a film to some degree.
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A power washer is nice to be able to etch your name into your decals!


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As I stated earlier, there are people that know how to use a power washer SAFELY then there are others who have no clue.

The ones that have no clue should stick to hand washing.

On my travels around the country, I have yet to see a mobile RV Wash company come to your location that does NOT use a power washer on the RV.

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Then there are those of us that do know how to use a pressure washer and still wouldn't do it!
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Just one of the best parts of owning a RV is that we each get to make our own choices when it comes to repairs, maintenance and purchases.

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I had mine washed and hand waxed today. "Power wash" at about 35psi, soft brush, rinse. 33ft MH and the Wrangler, tires, rims, windows: $120

These guys are in this resort all day, 3 days a week. And they are the higher priced guys, and it shows!

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It is a task that is not possible for me to do, and if I could do it, it would not be half as good. And I research who I hire. Blue Beacon included.

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And if anybody wants to hire these guys in Yuma, PM me
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good lord.... is it really this difficult?

The op wanted suggestions on what to buy. Stay away from anythign at Home Depot and Wal Mart. It's junk.

you need as much GPM (not PSI) as you can get on 115V 15A service. Look at the pro-sumer stuff made by Annovi Riverberi.
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The op wanted suggestions on what to buy.
Agreed. I will complete my post.

In my opinion, pressure washing at high pressure is not advisable nor required, as demonstrated in how my rig is washed. A garden hose, good soap and soft brush is good enough. I just happen to pay for the service rather than do it, thus I need none of the equipment. I do use my California Brush between washes. I can DO that much.

FYI, the same job I had done here in Yuma for $120 was up to $250 in other resort cities. But still worth it to me.
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