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Old 01-18-2017, 04:42 PM   #1
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Using Leaf Blower to dry coach

So I hear people use a good Leaf Blower to dry their coach. The idea sounds good & I would want an Electric Leaf Blower.

So how strong of an Electric Leaf Blower do you use?

& what one do you have?
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:48 PM   #2
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I use this one. As far as electric blowers go, it's right at the top. Can't go wrong for the price.

https://www.amazon.com/Toro-51619-Ul...lectric+blower
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:08 PM   #3
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A leaf blower is not perfect

I use one sometimes, but I still need to use a ladder and then go over it with a dry towel or chamois.
There are too many nooks and cranny's to get it completely dry, but it gets the bulk of the water off so drying is easier.

Remember you are blowing the water to move it, so you really need to be able to direct the air stream in a down direction, or at least sideways... but definitely not upward.

I have the same one as Dennis does.

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Old 01-18-2017, 06:30 PM   #4
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Backpack gas blower. Blows up and off. No water spots. I used to use resin water treatment canisters. Started using the blower, all good and done.
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I use the cheapest electric corded one I can find. I throw it in one of the storage compartments to blow off the top of the slides before I retract and when quickly drying off after washing and rinsing.

Yes, I suppose a gas or a cordless one would be better but for me, I don't mind the cord and the 10-amp ones are fairly powerful and lightweight.

The last one I bought was less than $30 at Walmart.
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:44 AM   #6
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Backpack gas blower. Blows up and off. No water spots. I used to use resin water treatment canisters. Started using the blower, all good and done.
I agree with above,
I have a back pack bower (Echo)and It comes in handy cleaning up the leaves too. I didn't bring it this year but that was a mistake it is more powerful than electric and you won't need 100 foot extension cord.
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I have a different approach. I don't dry my coach with towels, leaf blowers, or anything else but sunshine and natural air movement. I use a CR Spotless water system and a small pressure washer to rinse the coach with deionized softwater. Works great on my cars as well - and no spots or watermarks. I can easily wash and rinse my coach in a little over an hour instead of half a day.
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My apologies. I was looking at it from a full-timer's standpoint.

I guess the reason I carry a lightweight corded electric one is being full-time, I don't want to carry a heavier gas back-pack blower for jobs that usually only take me a few minutes. I don't want to carry the gas/oil with me either.

I carry a 50', and two 25' extension cords for various purposes anyway so that's not a problem for me. Plus, an electric blower is a little quieter than a gas blower and I personally want to create as little noise as possible and for the least amount of time at an RV park.

And I do use a de-ionizer when rinsing in hard water areas but in the desert southwest, I still seem to have some spots depending on the location so I do quickly blow off the water at times and towel dry if I have the time.
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Ugh! A leaf blower noise is a campground?
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Ugh! A leaf blower noise is a campground?
Yeah, I know. That's why I mentioned that I much rather use an electric blower quickly when I'm at a campground or RV park and would hesitate using a gas blower at all.

Now this is primarily for blowing off the slide toppers and under the toppers before retracting to get dust, dirt, leaves, needles, and water off the top of the slides and toppers. I do this quickly. In fact, I have often had others want to borrow my electric blower to do the same when at a campground.
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Yeah, I know. That's why I mentioned that I much rather use an electric blower quickly when I'm at a campground or RV park and would hesitate using a gas blower at all.

Now this is primarily for blowing off the slide toppers and under the toppers before retracting to get dust, dirt, leaves, needles, and water off the top of the slides and toppers. I do this quickly. In fact, I have often had others want to borrow my electric blower to do the same when at a campground.
Well..... O.K. then.... must make it fast and please not a 7am!
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Here is what I use, and you can also use it to sweep your
mat, and help to start a campfire....

20V MAX Lithium Electric Leaf Blower | LSW20 | BLACK+DECKER
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I'm always looking for ways to dry the coach as I get older. For years, I just moved a ladder around dried the coach with towels. This is no longer something I want to do with my bad knees. I have a deionizer and that works well, but uses up expensive pellets pretty quickly.

I keep a small cordless electric blower in my bay for cleaning up a campsite, but it's not enough to dry with. After reading this post, I took out my large gas blower I use in my yards and tried it on the coach.....rain just stopped, something we rarely see in California. The gas blower worked well, but was too hard to reach up high.....heavy on the arms.

Seeing what it can do, I think a backpack model would work well as long as the hose is flexible and you can reach high enough. Before I buy one, I think I will attach my 3" ShopVac hose to my yard blower and see how it works with a flexible hose and extension tube that can reach up high.
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I thought about the leaf blower but instead purchased the CR Spotless deionozer as mentioned. I got the smaller unit as I full time and it fits nicely in the storage bay.

I used it for the first time yesterday. Very nice, just wash rinse and walk away. Air dry, even in direct sunlight with no spots.
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