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Old 09-18-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Does anyone wash their camper with a power washer with the soap going through the washer? if so what soaps have you found that work good. I read on another non camping forum people used Simple Green to wash their vehicle. Does anyone else use Simple Green on their RV or vehicle.






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I still use a bucket, brush and hand wash the camper, but I use the

power washer with the low pressure soap nozzle on it to soak it down

with soap then a use the brush. I was wondering if anyone else use their

power washer to do the same and what kind of soap you use.
Thanks for your info

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Never used a pressure washer to washer the camper, I suppose it wouldn't hurt anything as long as you keep the wand far enough away. Get to close and you could peel the caulking right off the sides. I only use car soaps on anything I put wax on. Some people use dish soap and other non-car soap stuff and it will remove the wax. If simple green does not remove wax I would think it would be ok. If you have ever wax your rig you know that you don't want anything taking it off prematurely.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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Be careful with the high pressure around the windows...knew of someone that wasn't and got water inside the camper...
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:06 AM   #4
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The soap nozzle for the power washer has very low pressure on it.



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Old 09-18-2012, 07:49 AM   #5
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i have used simple green on our TT before . i do not use a pressure washer though .

when i use the simple green , i just spray on the area that won't come clean with regular soap and water . does a nice job, but it will remove your wax . just need to remeber the spot you usedit on and apply a coat of wax on that area
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I tried my pressure washer from about 3' away. It didn't get the road grime off which required a rag. I tried a bit closer and it still didn't work well. I don't use it anymore....a washing mit and car wash soap is all I use now. It takes more time but hand washing does a better job.



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Old 09-18-2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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I only use a good car wash/wax with a long handled wash brush and am finished in short time. A good hot solution usually removes bugs, etc but a black streak may need black streak remover of some kind. A pressure washer just don't do the job even with a revolving brush attachment on the wand. It is hard to find one of those that is durable!
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This is a labor ofpracticality. Do it by handdon'trisk any damage to decals. Power washers have such a widevarietyof pressure there is no standard recommendations. It allows you an opportunity to get up close and inspect your caulking. This is the key to maintaining a waterproof unit. I use a wash designed for gel coat and use straight dawn soap for bug removal. Wet, spray , sit 2hoursdoes the trick for us Wax it or you have wasted your time. Happy Trails
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