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Old 12-14-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Looking for a good electric pressure washer

I am looking for a good quality electric pressure washer. There is an RV model that sells for almost $800 RV Pressure Washer It looks perfect but didn't know if there were others out there as good or better for the money.
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I think my little 90 bux Karcher works great
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
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I'm with you Don. I bought a 150 dollar pressure washer on sale for 100 in mid winter. When I broke it out to try it in the spring, I was so impressed I bought a second one to have at the vacation home?

Keep in mind, you don't want too much pressure, or you'll be removing things you had no intention of removing - like decals, and paint?

For the really big jobs, like whole house siding, decks and patios, I still go out and rent one. The little guys work great on everything else.
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I know some do but I wouldn't use a pressure washer.
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Not sure which does the most damage, a pressure washer or a bristle brush when washing the motor home. I have several pressure washers, but have not used one on the motor home or car. I try to use a brush on an extension pole and I can wash my motor home in an hour with five galleons of warm soapy water. I know this has inflicted a lot of small brush scratches in the clear coat over time, but my judgement tells me that that is a lessor consequence that 1,500 psi of water being forced into places that do not need to be wet. Most small pressure washers do not apply soap well, so they fall short of a car or truck wash. My pressure washers are then mainly rinse machines and I can do that with hose. I spent a career in the aviation industry and saw pressures do a lot of damage.
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I am looking for a good quality electric pressure washer. There is an RV model that sells for almost $800 RV Pressure Washer It looks perfect but didn't know if there were others out there as good or better for the money.
I use this with three lengths of hose and extension on the wand and a foam nozzle.
But now you got me thinking about something to put in the bay above my 16 house batteries. Wonder if you could piece one together from say...Northern Tool, use my DI tanks and hot water......??????????????

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Bucket, soap, extendable brush and a rinse hose with spray attachment is what I use.

I've peeled the decals off of past coaches and learned a lesson. Did that at a truck was as well.
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Even at Blue Beacon, for RVs the set it for a fairly soft pressure, hand scrub with soft hair brushes and gently rinse.
The Rain-X spray does a great job!
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brushes !
These are for cleaning the inside of wheel wells. Lambs wool only, low pressure and DI water hooked up after the water softener.
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Hydrotek.us Spot Free Wash, its an electric low pressure washer with DI filters built in. Has a self test that let's you know when the filters need changed. around $900 with 3 extra sets of filters and 50' of extra hose Lambswool- no brushes ever!!!
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I know some do but I wouldn't use a pressure washer.
Same here...blow water where it's not supposed to be, peel off decals, etc.
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Look at an AR 610, 620, or 630 series "prosumer" quality. Compact, rugged, powerful, moves a lot of gpm. I have an older model that has worked flawlessly for several years. Had a couple of the Husky pieces of junk previously.
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I have used a pressure washer for years , you have to know how to use it if you are peeling paint off or taking off decals then my guess is that you have the nozzle too close and leaving it in one spot too long. The key is the proper distance and use it as if your spray painting .
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I have used a pressure washer for years , you have to know how to use it if you are peeling paint off or taking off decals then my guess is that you have the nozzle too close and leaving it in one spot too long. The key is the proper distance and use it as if your spray painting .
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