More advice needed......

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  1. Touchwood

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    What would I do without the ability to seek advice from you lot? Make some resounding mistakes I guess......:Laughing:

    My son has just bought a pressure washer, and has kindly offered to wash my 'van for me, as he borrowed it recently when he was taking part in a 24 hour go-kart event. It's occurred to me that using a pressure washer on a MH may not be the best idea in the world, with the potential risk of water ingress leading to future damp problems. He's assured me he'll be careful, and avoid blasting any seams, joints etc., but I'm still concerned. Any advice, please?

    Mike
     
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    Would not reckomend it although our local dealer does power wash his vans, when we collected ours and were doing the handover, the fridge would not work on the gas and surprise surprise it was because water had gotten in when power washed. When we opened up the gas locker / toilet cassette locker / all had some water in them from haven been washed.
     
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    If he is going to wash your van let him :BigGrin: Pressure washers are good at striping stick on graphics :Eeek::Wink: Make sure he uses it on a fan pattern and send him here to do mine :Wink:
    No doubt others would not let him loose with a jet wash on their vans but confident it would not hurt mine:BigGrin:In fact I used one on my van on Saturday as I was blasting the bloody block paving and re-sanding it -had to wash van down from crap I blew onto it but did use the fan pattern square onto van sides and graphics
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    My husband uses a jet washer on our van and did on the caravan before that, never had a problem with it.
     
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    Would not put a power washer on any van of mine, have seen the resultant effect, decals lifting, seems scoured, leaving it open to water ingress.

    As Terry says possibly ok on fan pattern but still would not trust it myself.

    Too much cash involved if it does go wrong, would far rather use a soft brush.
     
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    Send him to Hadrian to buy some Onedrywash, Mike. That and a bit of effort will do a lot better job :BigGrin:
     
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    Cleaning a Van, Isn't that what car wash services are for or even SWMBO
     
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