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Old 01-13-2011, 08:35 AM   #15
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I was at a small RV service center recently. The owner there was telling me to never use a pressure washer on an RV. He pointed to a 5th wheel that had been pressure washed and now the side panels leaked at the seams. It was there for repair. I'm not sure, of course, how much pressure was used on it.

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Last March we stopped at a Blue Beacon in West Texas for a quickie. They didn't use brushes (good no scratches) but after arriving at Santa Fe with a coach full of water spots and streaks we hand washed and waxed finding clear coat blown off in spots and chips up high from what looked to be from their spay wand. Lesson learned.

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I have always been concerned that washing with a high pressure car wash is just asking for trouble. I have found some parks restrict washing while there and others have no restrictions. Some will allow local companys do the job on site but will not allow the owners. What i do is use a bucket and the water that was stored in my tanks before I came to their park. I have a soft bristle brush that will hold quite a bit of water. With the first couple of buckets containing soap and a couple of buckets of rinse water I can easily wash the bugs off on the front and the lower side panels and wheels. Wiping down the washed area with old bath towels after will give the coach a rather new look. Gets me by until I can find a location that works for a complete wash and I don't need to tap into their water supply.

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