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    Posted: 27 Jul 2018 at 3:25pm
I am new to the forum and a new owner of an R Pod. I have just returned from a 5,000 mile trip and I have to say, the R Pod did just fine. I have a question about washing my R Pod. I have a power washer at home, is that same to use on the R Pod? Thank you.
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I do not, I wash with a long handled brush and wash mitt. Depending upon pressure I was always concerned about forcing water entry. Lot of caulked and sealed areas on RVs. JMHO.
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I use a car wash brush with an extension and Meguiar's Marine RV 50 Cleaner. 
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The caulking on  any RV could be battered by direct spraying from a high pressure power washer. Especially the roof and seam caulking is soft and pliable. Auto's have rubber gaskets for seals.

 Stick with a hose, soap bucket, and brush on a pole. I have had to use a ladder to get near the top of my trailer so I could hand scrub stains from bird bombs. And if you want to wax those areas, a ladder is the only way to reach them.
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Thank you to everyone for the reply. I will definitely not be power washing the R Pod
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I mostly can hose spray and squeegee the mostly clean Pod. Gentle washing (and wax!) is best!
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I also wash with a long handled brush and washing water. I found that It's quite useful for me.
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