Washing The Motorhome in Spring Time

When washing your motor home there are two choices. Do it yourself or have some one do it for you.

If you are convinced on doing it yourself here are some tips.

  • First you’ll need a brush with soft bristles. It is best to find one with an 18-inch width. The normal truck washing brushes you find at the RV shops are only 12 inches and are soft bristled however, having and extra 6-inch width will cut your scrubbing time by a third
  • You will also need a bucket.It is better to use a bucket that the window washers use, since
    it is rectangular
  • Most Motor Coach and Trailer Manufacturers recommend that you do not use Clothes
  • washing soaps or dishwashing soaps. All temperature Cheer or Extra Action Tide are excellent for clothes but not too helpful in cleaning your motor home. We recommend a soap, which is specially made for gel coats

Now that you have all the proper and safe supplies, you can start. Be sure to shut all windows, sunlights, and vents. It is important to open all portable awnings to prevent water from getting in between and causing rotting, also to thoroughly clean them. You should begin by rinsing the top of the unit first. Be sure to remove debris, leafs, stagnant water and dirt.

Fill up the bucket with water. Only use two-three capfuls of soap per bucket. By this time the water is dripping from the top around the side. Spray the rest of the motor home off to make sure it is
all wet. Start washing the sunny side first.

Dip your brush in the bucket and go for it. When you get to rims, handles, and window borders, use the Soap Square or mitt, try to Hand soap these areas

When you are done soaping immediately rinse. Take the brush, rinse it and hit it against the driveway in a vertical direction to get all the soap and water off. Then take a big terry cloth towel and rap it around the brush and handle and dry off the side of the motor home drying the windows first before the towel gets too wet. When cleaning rollout awnings be careful no to push too hard, short quick strokes are best. Rinse for about two minutes

Dry as high as you can reach comfortably and dry the rest with the towel tied to the brush.
Repeat this process for all sides; you can take you time and move slower on the shady sides since there is no problem with water spotting in the shade. Expect the entire wash to take anywhere
from 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours.

Cleaning Tanker Truck with High Pressure Cleaning Heads

The high pressure cleaning heads comprises of a tubular body whose one end may be connected to a hose. The other end of the head consists of nozzles with holes that let out a sharp jet of water. The heads are mostly hemispheric allowing a wide angle for cleaning

The following information should be taken into consideration prior to ordering these high-pressure cleaning heads for tanker truck cleaning.

  • The size of the truck
  • The substance in the tank to be cleaned.
  • Horsepower, gallons per minute, PSI, etc of the pressure washer the cleaning head is to be used with.
  • Size of the access area or duct

There are a variety of pressure washers that are used to provide different types of tanker truck cleaning solutions. The heads are designed to clean tanker trucks whose containers diameter is or can be a maximum of 15

For large tanker truck cleaning there are power washer heads with maximum PSI up to 2900 and the gallons per minute varying from 52.8 to 2.1. The maximum temperature these heads can withstand is 194°F. These outlets of these heads have small nozzles (maximum four) that allow water to flow in pressure. The smaller the nozzles the more is the pressure. The heads are available with a variety of sizes to suit the customers needs. The inlet from the hose is either of 1 or ½. Some of these serve the purpose of both open and closed containers. There are other heads with lower maximum PSI up to 435. Some of the heads may require to be lubricated from time to time while some do not need lubrication at all. The type of lubrication required could be either oil or wash fluid lubrication. These heads are best used for tanker trunk cleaning of trucks used for carrying chemicals, beverages, pharmaceutical products and food processing material.

The publisher of these pages is in no way responsible for any damage caused to you, your pressure washer, anyone else, your property, or anyone else’s property by trying to implement or by successfully implementing the above-mentioned performance and services.

How to Clean a Dirty Truck Engine

Before you start work on your engine, you might find that warming your engine, and letting it run for a minute or two, helps to loosen off some of the dirt. Warmth can make the grease, mud and whatever else slightly more malleable, meaning that it can be scrubbed off.

Look for Cover

Since you will be working with water, it is important to cover all of the electrical parts of your engine in order to prevent water from getting in and damaging your circuits. The distributor, air filter, coil, and the oil dipstick will all have to be covered over. Use plastic bags from supermarkets and elastic bands.


Use a degreaser to really get to the dirt. This should be non-alcohol or petrol based. A citrus domestic cleaner will do the job well. Leave for a couple of minutes, and then sub over with water, using a toothbrush to remove any obstinate dirt.


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