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How to Wash an RV

While running through a carwash is an easy way to clean your car, your RV is another story. Although you can’t run your recreational vehicle through the gas station carwash or into a do-it-yourself wash bay, it’s important to wash your RV at least twice a year, possibly more. Leaving dirt, road film, sand, dead bugs, bird droppings, tree sap, and other contaminants from your travels will wear on your paint and can lead to permanent stains and corrosion.

We recommend using the same tools for your do-it-yourself RV wash that you do for washing your car.


Start with the Right Tools

1. The ProTool Wash Sprayer

The ProTool Wash Sprayer provides better pressure than your garden hose, but is not a pressure washer, so you’re not risking potentially damaging the surface. The ProTool wash sprayer uses the concept of “soft washing” – which means using the right cleaning solutions to do the cleaning, then using water with enough pressure to produce a nice, solid stream, but not enough to damage the surface.

Features:

  • 1.72 gallons per minute, 1700 psi maximum pressure
  • 18” long x 11” wide x 12” high
  • 6-foot inlet hose with filter
  • 26-ft outlet hose
  • 90-day warranty
  • Variable Spray Wand Tip included

Optional accessories:

  • 1L foamer bottle
  • ¼” Spray Tip Attachment Kit w/ 5 tips

2. Choose the Right Soaps

The ProTool Wash Sprayer provides better pressure than your garden hose, but is not a pressure washer, so you’re not risking potentially damaging the surface. The ProTool wash sprayer uses the concept of “soft washing” – which means using the right cleaning solutions to do the cleaning, then using water with enough pressure to produce a nice, solid stream, but not enough to damage the surface.


2. Choose the right cleaning Products

3. Connect to the Unfwe Rinse and Go for a Spot-Free Rinse

With the help of the Unger DI water purifying filter, the revolutionary Rinse & Go system deionizes the tap water from your hose by pulling out all of the spot-causing minerals and contaminants. The result is water so pure it will dry without leaving spots or streaks. After washing your RV, just rinse it with this pure water and you're ready to go. You’ll get spot-free results with no need to hand dry. Works great for your car, and home or office exterior windows as well!

  • Ready to use right out of the box
  • No need to hand dry. Just wash, rinse, and go!
  • Uses tap water from your house and removes all minerals and contaminants through a water purification process called deionization, leaving no spots or streaks
  • Lightweight and compact design lets you bring the Rinse ‘N Go anywhere there is a water supply

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use the right processes

1. Wash the roof first. While the easiest option is to climb on top of the RV, this can be dangerous, especially if you're spraying slippery soap. Be sure to use extra caution and pay close attention to your surroundings. When washing the roof, divide it into smaller sections, around 6'x6' each, starting by pre-rinse with the wash sprayer, followed by spraying on soap, and followingup with a /

, spray on your soap mix, then follow with a spot-free rinse through the Rinse and Go. No scrubbing is necessary. 

2. Wash the RV Body. Because of the size of an RV, you may want to tackle cleaning it in chunks as well. The process is the same as with