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Old 07-18-2016, 07:01 AM   #31
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I would not use any car or truck wash, or anything else, that uses more pressure than a normal garden hose on a TT or any RV. You're playing with fire. Forget the decals thats the least of the concern. You'll blow water past things like vinyl snap trim at corners and those screws underneath it are usually sealed poorly. When they put roof membrane on they let it hang over the side, then they attach the awning or gutter rail over it by screwing it through the membrane. Then its trimmed off underneath the rail. They do not caulk the underneath just in case water did get in from above it can drain out without laying behind the rail. Wait and see what happens when the high pressure water blows into that area from below.
Right On Mr. Havercamp !!!

I do some times use my little power washer,,, with a very fine spray,,,
and @ a safe distant !!! I have a garden sprayer that is almost 4 ft long that works real well !!!
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:49 AM   #32
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I am one of those OCD people who wants my rig to look its best all the time. Each time we return the RV and the trailer is washed and dried...yet at 61 years of age I seem to be able to do it...I pay in pain later....but no way I am going to let someone with a dirty brush or power washer screw up my exterior finish...I love the exterior of my rig and with 4 coats of clear love the shine...
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:45 AM   #33
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I am one of those OCD people who wants my rig to look its best all the time. Each time we return the RV and the trailer is washed and dried...yet at 61 years of age I seem to be able to do it...I pay in pain later....but no way I am going to let someone with a dirty brush or power washer screw up my exterior finish...I love the exterior of my rig and with 4 coats of clear love the shine...
I hear ya !!!
Trouble is some times the pain last for a couple of days !!!
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:07 PM   #34
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we call them Streakin Beacon in the industry

I would not consider taking an RV to a Blue Beacon. They use a combination of extremely strong acid and alkali chemicals and high (4500 psi) pressures to remove dirt because their personnel are not allowed to use brushes or leave the floor.
I have been in the trucking business for 40 years and have seen countless paint jobs ruined by improperly trained blue beacon personnel.
They are used largely by fleets who trade their trucks frequently and don't care about the long term damage.
Use a truck wash that hand brushes, tell them soap only, no brightners and watch them closely. Better yet, hire the high school kid next door.
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