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Old 09-13-2016, 05:56 PM   #1
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Power washer

Woul appreciate any pros or cons on using a power washer to wash my RV

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Old 09-13-2016, 06:18 PM   #2
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Used properly by an experienced operator, they can do a nice job safely. Used incorrectly by an inexperienced person it can lift caulk and remove decals. My last TT has a caulking leak caused by the wash person at the dealer using a power washer to speed up the process.
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I was told not to do it because you could easily peel off your decals.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:31 PM   #4
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Thanks I think I'll stick to using a brush and garden hose


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Old 09-13-2016, 09:42 PM   #5
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The truck stop wash cleans my Aviator twice a year and they use pressure washers. Since I don't have caulking, decals or trim, it's no problem. The seal around the door to our outside entertainment center leaked a few drops until I replaced the door seal with a heavier seal.
A pressure washer WILL remove decals in a heartbeat.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:18 AM   #6
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I use a pressure washer to do the first rinse, then I use a window washing mop on a pole to scrub the high areas and a hand held mop for the reachable areas, then the pressure washer for the rinse. The Sunseeker turns our real nice.

If you want to do fancy finish, you can always use a window washing squeegee to get the water off the windows and the fiberglass surface after the final rince. I usually try to wash my rig on a cloudy day and let it air dry.

The trick, use the 45 tip on your pressure washer and keep it about three feet away from the surface.

I do have a MBS Sunseeker and it is fiberglass with the decals clear coated on so I don't have to worry about the pressure washer lifting any decals.

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Old 09-14-2016, 07:53 AM   #7
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We have been using this for several years now and would never consider water and soap or a pressure washer ever again!
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Well I learned the hard way, I removed part of my decal with it. But I also had the most powerful nozzle on. I now use a 89.00 power washer with a fin type nozzle I thinks it's like 1600 psi. But I also stand back 4 feet when I use it. It will work well at that pressure but still try not to close to the decals. It will peel them off in hot second...
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Why? With a good hose nozzle and good cleaner, you can do just as good a job without the risk of using a power washer. I've seen people, break windows, dent, crack, remove paint, remove decals, etc. with using a power washer on an RV.

Though can you, sure, with the correct nozzle.
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We have been using this for several years now and would never consider water and soap or a pressure washer ever again!
I use this as well. Works amazingly.
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