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Old 09-10-2018, 09:50 AM   #1
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I see that there is a LOT of grime/gunk/$heet built-up on components under my bus. Stuff is caked on...
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Should I use my home pressure washer? or take it to a truckstop washer? (does anyone know if they wah the under carriage? I have never looked or asked before.)
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I plan to temporarily tape over bolt holes before washing. Getting ready to remove the rubber floor and having a clean bottom would be soooo refreshing
Any advice or gotchas?
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:56 AM   #2
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I see that there is a LOT of grime/gunk/$heet built-up on components under my bus. Stuff is caked on...
.
Should I use my home pressure washer? or take it to a truckstop washer? (does anyone know if they wah the under carriage? I have never looked or asked before.)
.
I plan to temporarily tape over bolt holes before washing. Getting ready to remove the rubber floor and having a clean bottom would be soooo refreshing
Any advice or gotchas?
I did this with a low power pressure washer and at an angle rather than straight up. When I went inside afterward there wasn't any water in the bus from the bolt holes. YMMV. I live in a VERY dry area. I didn't get carried away trying to get everything off, I just wanted to be able to see what was under there.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:58 AM   #3
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I did this with a low power pressure washer and at an angle rather than straight up. When I went inside afterward there wasn't any water in the bus from the bolt holes. YMMV. I live in a VERY dry area. I didn't get carried away trying to get everything off, I just wanted to be able to see what was under there.
Mine is hooked up to a faucet with warm water which may have helped some, but I didn't use any soap. I WAS going to take it to an RV wash place where they have stairs so you can walk up and wash the roof, too, but when I finally got the bus started again at midnight I just drove it home and parked it. It hasn't moved more than a foot forward since March.
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