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Old 11-27-2009, 11:42 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Carl in St Augustine View Post
Don't give the dealer a chance to void a warranty by telling him you used a pressure washer on a unit. I have seen it happen when dealers shop wants to save money for warranties. It's like telling the maker you blasted his EPDM roof with one, warranty void in a heartbeat..
A little "gee I don't know" goes along way with that kind of thing. Good advice Carl.

I had an electric pressure washer from Sears. it lasted about two months and quit. They replaced it with the same. Got it home, opened it up and found the cord wasn't correctly attached. The third one instead of sucking in the soap blew water into the jug. Talked them into giving me a credit toward a 5HP gas. Couldn't been happier. Works ten times better than the electric unit. Much heavier of course but much more powerful. Just be careful with to keep the spray to a fan not a pin point. While washing the boat's snap out carpet I blew some of the nap right out. If you held it up to the light you could see it was thread bare where the spray went.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:03 PM   #16
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I use to wash my EPDM roof with a long handle brush, bucket of soap, garden hose and it would take me 4-5 hours with brakes.

Two years ago I got a 1350 PSI pressure washer. Now I am only up there about a hour doing the roof, AC covers, 2 Satellite dishes, Vent covers etc.
And it gets that winter green mold off everything way better then I did using a brush.

The sides still like a brush & pad to get the dirt off. But I use the PW to put the soap on & rinse the dirt off.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:00 AM   #17
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If you got a decal that you don't want a pressure washer is great. I did my boat a few years ago and this decal on the windshield was gone in a heartbeat.
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I used a 1500 psi pressure washer on my 5er for the 13 years I owned it. The pressure washer did make the job go a little faster but I think it took a toll on the exterior finish and sidewall decals. So for my new MH it's a long handled brush and automotive soap for me. I'd also recommend careful selection of cleaning products--I've found some supposedly RV friendly products to be not so friendly over the long term. YMMV.
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