Power Hose

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I have gone through two Kärcher am I just unlucky?

    Thoughts as to a replacement?
     
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    wait till lidl or aldi have theirs on offer . had mine a few years now works great and was cheap.
     
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    Onedrywash :BigGrin:
     
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    aldi

    Bought one from Aldi which worked fine for 3 times and then packed up.
    Aldi very good though, gave money back on their 60 day no quibble guarantee. Very good pressure before that though. (they didn't have a replacement in stock or I may have tried another one). :thumb:
     
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    unlucky I'd say..

    bought a small Kärcher when we went full time in 2006 .. still going strong.
     
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    I bought my karcher at a car boot for 20 quid 5 years ago no problem
    And before you start yes it does get used a lot Elaine makes me
    Bully
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    same here Dave.....now on my third karcher.

    first two died of frostbite, must remember to give this one a warm home next winter.

    Shirl bought me the latest from B&Q a few days ago and christened it on the RV roof this weekend.

    4hrs continuous on sunday and another 4hrs continuous plus another 2hrs intermittent yesterday....never missed a beat. :thumb:.
     
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    Christ how bigs yer roof:Eeek::Wink:
     
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    Elaine's rule number 2
    I am only allowed in B&Q on Wednesdays
     
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    34ft x 9ft Geo.....but it aint the size, its whats stuck to it. :Eeek:

    someone has painted two x 2ft wide strips as walkways with what looks like Artex paint. :Doh:

    got some kind of rubbery fungus growing on/in it (looks like a crap boxers lughole :Laughing:) and hundreds of small black dots the size of a pea and even the jet washer had trouble removing the fungus......even resorted to an old fashioned scrubbing brush and red hot soapy water and its still got circular stains. :cry:
     
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    with both of us being under 60 she got her friend to buy it using his golden oldie type card.
    cracking price with the instore reduction and the card discount. :thumb:
     
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    Funny you should say that Dave my Karcher packed up the other day it has not had much use at all, when I bought it I gave my brother my old SIP one I had for years as his karcher had packed up after little use.
    He says I can borrow my old one if I want to as "HIS SIP " is working just fine:Doh:
     
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    That would make your RV 2.75 meters wide
    Too wide for UK roads???
     
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    a bouqet and sponge

    never get near the truck

    with a power blaster :Eeek:

    youll blow the bloody doors offt

    now a patio powerwasher get a cheap one
    ditch when it fails

    it will probably last longer because you care less

    they needs reguler use to keep em working

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    actually it 104" or 8ft8inchs or 2.639mtrs.

    either way its wider than the UKs 2.55mtr limit....... but most RVs are.
     
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    Had trouble with 2 Karchers. Bought a Bosch some 2 years ago and it is great. Bought through Amazon.
    Cheers
    Bernie:BigGrin:
     
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    Thought you were not suppose to use power washer on MH !!! As could cause damage to seals / water ingression etc
     
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    Can highly recommend this reconditioned one:

    http://www.cleanstore.co.uk/products/Product.asp?ID=7646

    This is their 'normal' price:

    http://www.cleanstore.co.uk/products/Product.asp?ID=7424

    They have metal water tanks so you don't get the frost damage problem as you do with some Karchers etc (including the ones sold by Halfords etc) which have plastic tanks.

    Hubby has bought 8 of the refurbished ones for other people (catalogue returns etc) and 7 were 'A' grade and one being a 'B' grade (although they all looked new!). Only problem was a faulty clip on lance/hose on one unit only which were replaced FOC very quickly without a problem. Hubby has even got one chap waiting for one as soon as they get them back in stock!

    Hubby has used the one he got for himself and is very impressed with it, much better than the Karcher he had previously. If you get the reconditioned one you can also get supposed reconditioned parts very cheaply too, though so far they've always been 'new'! If the value of your order is over £45 you get free delivery too. :thumb:
     
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    neither of mine involved tank damage.

    in both instances it was the secured push fit pump body/valve connections which froze and split.

    just like a motorhome water system, you cant get all the water out.
     
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