Jet washer recommendations

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  1. Techno

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    I'm looking to buy one to carry onboard and I want low power consumption and reliability.
    So far I'm considering the 1400watt Karcher which I can run off my inverter comfortably.
    I think this has a 300 litre per hour flow rate so I'd get 20 minutes from a full tank. I imagine maybe 10 minutes use to generally get the heavy crap off wheels and lower bodywork so it fits the bill. I can return from trips with a full tank to the storage and wash it down before it all dries hard on.

    EDIT Karcher K2 comes in just over 4kg
     
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    Nilfisk/kew had my first kew about 17 years and switch went got a nilfisk now new name for kew . Had this 4 years no probs but no a few people with karchers that have not lasted long :thumb:
     
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    I have 2 Karchers, one was a freebie with car insurance, still going strong 5 years on, the other I bought in 2000 ( Equivalent is now the K4) and has had a lot of use. Used it yesterday and its starting to lose power and making funny noises occasionally. 14 years isn't bad!
    I can recommend them, K2 looks pretty good.
    Allan
     
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    Nilfisk is superior to Karcher and usually cheaper too! We've had both types and the Nilfisk is a better quality especially with the aluminium housing, rather than a plastic one which a lot of the Karcher models now (if not all) have and are very prone to leaking. :thumb:
     
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    6.5kg Amazon info is not correct
     
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    Can't help you Andy, but just wanted to say that I have had my Karcher since 1998 16 years and still as good as the day I got it:Eeek:
     
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    They were probably built to last 16 years ago like everything else but now they're made to a price and a "limited lifespan" :thumb:
     
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    Too late now but was not size a factor? I would have thought a more compact version would have been better for carrying on board. But then I have a PVC and we don't have space for anything bigger than a sponge!
     
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    I'd imagined all the ones of this spec would be similar in size, do you know of something Kleenex size :Laughing:

    240 x 280 x 490 cm is that regarded as huge?
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    Just be care full how you use it on your vehicle , they can sometimes blow the mastic from the seals on coach built bodies and caravans etc and cause leaks,
     
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    I must admit I am sometimes amazed at what people take away with them ... but this has got to be the most OTT one so far!!! :Wink::Laughing:
     
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    Most often it will be in the car that I leave at the storage where Robbie is normally parked.
    I'll return from my trip with a full tank of water and clean him down :thumb:
    Rarely will I travel with it unless to show off in the middle of a large Aire :Rofl1:
     
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    Depends how long you are 'away' ..

    I bought a small Karcher for full timing.. it proving invaluable.. cleaning not just the RV, trailer and RIB.. but bicycles, (they get into a terrible mess on a rack even with a cover) chairs, mats, groundsheets etc... Only used it when we had an EHU and a water tap close by.

    For a holiday ? .. no, I don't think so ..

    oh..and the little Karcher.. still going strong and now 9 years old..
     
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    Thank goodness for that ... you had me worried about your payload! :BigGrin:

    That would be on heck of a p*ssing contest with the French!!!!! :Rofl1:
     
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    I'm a long way from having a shortage of payload :Laughing:
     
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