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Old 08-05-2016, 04:52 PM   #1
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New RV owner so appreciate any help. Where does one go to wash off an RV? A truck stop?
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:02 PM   #2
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I wash my RVs at home. A pressure washer will blow water past window seals etc. It can also play expensive games with the electronics in the fridge, furnace and hot water tank. I wash by hand.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:23 PM   #3
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I wash mine with a small electric pressure washer, less than 1000psi and use a wide wand. Soap it up and blow it off. Never had a problem with decals or openings but I am careful around both.
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At home, by hand with one of the nice wash brushes that have an extending pole and hook to your hose. I didn't want a pressure washer to shoot water where it didn't belong. Rain doesn't fall upwards at high speed and pressure, I didn't want to send water up vents and around window and door seals. Just my opinion
I always washed my cars this way too, seemed like with the hands on approach I can see any issues with seals or seams as I wash the rig. Good way to "inspect" the exterior while you get her clean too.
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at home, by hand with one of the nice wash brushes that have an extending pole and hook to your hose. I didn't want a pressure washer to shoot water where it didn't belong. Rain doesn't fall upwards at high speed and pressure, i didn't want to send water up vents and around window and door seals. Just my opinion
i always washed my cars this way too, seemed like with the hands on approach i can see any issues with seals or seams as i wash the rig. Good way to "inspect" the exterior while you get her clean too.
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We normally wash at home also but when arriving in S. AZ for the winter get one of the local wash/wax services to take care of rig...well worth it at our age.
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:57 AM   #7
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When we are traveling, I will ask for local washers and try and watch them work where we are camped. They are a good source if I can't or don't feel like tackling it myself. We usually pay $80 to $125 for a good wash, depending on if they do the roof.
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I take all what i need with me. and wash it where I camp.
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I take all what i need with me. and wash it where I camp.


Many places have a charge for that where we camp.
May pay to check the CG rules.


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Tried a wash bay that supports trucks and thought it was kind of nice to get up that high without a ladder. I have seen a lot of fall off ladder trauma.

That being said, hand washed at home and it was not too bad. Planning on investing in a wand that will extend our reach.

Love the idea of yearly wax/wash with a pro.
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