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Old 09-15-2006, 07:08 PM
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Power Washing - Enclosed Trailer

Anyone that is running a power washing business in an enclosed trailer or box truck....please reply!

Please let me know how you have your rig setup. How do you eliminate heat inside the box? Do you have any problem with connections leaking and ruining the floor of the box? Anyway to eliminate these problems? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:16 PM
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I have seen a company around here with a box truck and they got a little vent pipe going up through the roof venting the exhaust.. they are called mobil fleet wash and wash mainly big trucks and equipment I believe... but somehting I htink you could do well on..
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:11 PM
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I've seen a custom trailer with a drop gate on the back and a metal roll up door for the celing. Floor was 2X6 for drainage. It looked like a regular enclosed trailer to the casual observer
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:29 PM
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I have a fan hanging in my trailer that keeps all exhaust and fumes out of trailer.
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:19 AM
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how wide is it?
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:06 PM
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Look on ebay. Here is a link to one in an enclosed trailer.
http://cgi.ebay.com/TRAILER-MOUNTED-...QQcmdZViewItem

You can see how they vented the engine exhaust and the burner exhaust up a stack and out the roof.

Also, they have the two side doors to allow more ventalation. It will giv eyou ideas.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:32 PM
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I'm thinking of turning my 6 x 12 enclosed trailer into a power wash set up this year
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:43 AM
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I used to haul around a 6 x 4 enlcosed trailer behind the carpet van. Had a pop up rear door, and two side doors. The hot box was vented trough the roof by way of a chimney.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:52 PM
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I currently use three set-ups at this time. I have an enclosed trailer, box truck, and flat-bed trailer all loaded with everything needed to do power washing. Your right, heat and exhaust fumes (if running a boiler) are very important items to think about. In our two enclosed units, we runs fans to help keep things cool. We wash over 1700 peices of equipment a month, so filling your water source efficently also has to be something to consider. You need to consider how large you are hoping to get. If you have any questions just ask.
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:50 AM
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filling up is easy, I just hook straight up to the tap at the customers house.
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