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Old 06-08-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hi..I want to get Gil (he never reads here) a power washer for Father's day. Nothing fancy..just for the trailer (can you use them on an rv), the vinyl and aluminum siding and picnic table, etc.
Any suggestions? There is a gas one at sears about $200..but I haven't a clue as to what to look for. Would love suggestions. Thanks
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Hi..I want to get Gil (he never reads here) a power washer for Father's day. Nothing fancy..just for the trailer (can you use them on an rv), the vinyl and aluminum siding and picnic table, etc.
Any suggestions? There is a gas one at sears about $200..but I haven't a clue as to what to look for. Would love suggestions. Thanks
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Old 06-08-2005, 09:45 AM   #3
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Doris,

I picked up an electric 1300-1600 psi range pressure washer at Home Depot for about $169. It comes with two wands, one with high and low pressure and the other is a swirl pattern. I think Lowe's also carries them. I've used it around the house for just about everything, but the RV. I think it would be okay for that, if you kept your distance and did not use the full pressure on the paint.
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Hows this one? $247 with my coupon.

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Doris be very careful around the refrig vent, furnace vent, hot water vent and also the fan for the range. Water gets in them. We know. Tried it on TT at the shore where it was permanent
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In addition to Sue's suggestions, do not use it directly on graphics, especially on the edges.

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Thanks..I'll think I'll call the RV place and see how much power the one they use has. I'm thinking you don't want to use it on a rubber roof either. I know they wash our RV down with a power washer but since they always miss so many spots (usually near the graphics) they prob know where to hit.

Any opinions on the one I have listed for other chores around the house? My neighbor was washing his driveway today with his (getting all the whirlybirds to the end..and I was thinking..hmm..maybe I'll stop sweeping til Gil gets his gift LOL)? I'd like to pick it up tomorrow, since we'll be celebrating Father's Day early (cause we'll be at the national, much ot my kids dismay). Thanks.
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Doris, it is wonderfuil to use on decks, patios, etc. You can use on outdoor furniture too
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The problem with a pressssure washer that is low enough pressure for RV is it won't be very effective on the tougher jobs. We have a 2400 lb but I won't use it on the cars or RV. The swirl nozzle that Larry mentioned may be like the one we have which has a very small stream and has a lot of pressure.
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hmm..I guess I thought that you could use a different hose to get less pressure. I called the RV place and that's what they use to wash our rv. Is that wrong? I just don't know enough about them.
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Doris, you can back away from the coach and spray from a couple of feet distance to control the pressure. When I use one, I just get close for the stuck on bugs and not on decals. You will still have to use a brush and scrub.

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