Ok, before you ask…”David, don’t you already have a water deionizer?” Yes I do. In fact I have two CR Water Spotless systems. One I carry with us and the other stays at the “Bott-Lott”. So then why did I get yet another one? Well, I really like the design of the Simple Chuck unit and that you recycle the resin that is used vs tossing it. This makes the cost per wash lower but it does require you of course to stick with the company. But that is OK by me because Simple Chuck comes from the makers of CR Spotless whom I have used for years and it is Made 100% in the USA!
So in case you have no idea what deionized water (Di for short) is used for…we use for rinsing off our car & coach after washing it so we do not need to then dry it. Which can take a long time not to mention adding more micro scratches. You can even use it for home windows, solar panels, etc without then the need to dry them after rinsing them. This is because deionized water has nothing it in. It is the “hard water” that leaves the spots and this is due to the minerals water has in it. The resin inside Simple Chuck removes all the minerals, thus no spots! Di is used by ALL professional detailers.
The guys at CR Spotless also came out with a line of cleaning products that are also right up our alley based on what they are made of and how you can use them. Example…In direct sun light without issue and are biodegradable. They are also making some really, really soft towels.
I also picked up a Kranzle pressure washer which is hands down the best pressure washer I have used! However…It is not cheap! But Cheap and Quality do not go hand in hand. I even installed it, with the Simple Chuck unit, inside a bay of our coach as it is just so quiet and small. So now I have a pressure washer anytime I need it with Di water! Can you say windshield bug removal. :) The “Foam Cannon” I am using in the video is from Chemical Guys and can be found HERE.
The best thing I can do is show you Simple Chuck and the final results as I wash our Jeep using my new Kranzle pressure washer!
Link to Simple Chuck on Amazon… https://amzn.to/2HVDje2
We use The Unger HydroPower DI water system. It uses resin to achieve that the same result. Check them out
Hi David. Yes, there are a number of Di system out their. I will say….WOW…that one is costly vs Simple Chuck. Not only is the system more money, so are the refills.
I didnt think it’s expensive at all. There are a lot of places charging big money for this system and the refills. I think it’s right in line with both products that you have introduced this to from Spotless.
The Unger was developed for window washing and comes in one to four stages. After a lot of research we purchased the single stage. We paid $340 + got a $25 rebate. The replacement bags of resin are about $50 each if you buy 4 and shipping is free. There is nothing to send back, nothing to spill, which is very convenient and simple system for a full-time rvers
We use quick disconnects and a wand just like the one you used in your first spotless video to control the volume of water. That was a great idea.
Dave great video as always. I don’t sell these I’m just trying to turn you on to something else to look at. That’s all.
I looked at them and pulled them up on Amazon and they are much higher in price, over $450. Looking at the system it does not seem to hold as much resin which means it would not last as long thus costing more over time. Then again, this is only based on a quick internet search and pulling it up. :) I do not sell anything, so to me it does not matter much. LOL As long as you are using Di water…that is all that matters. :)
You’re right about that, it does beat the heck out of drying the RV.
Hi David. Great stuff. Where do you store the dionizer in your basement? I have the same rig. Let On my way!
Like you have your water filters in the compartment on PS next to aqua hot? Thanks for doing these reviews!
Boy….that came out weird. Looks like your water filters are on PS near aqua hot? Delete the on my way!! Long way to NY from Rapid City.
Yes, I came off the water hose and ran a line to the other side. it then goes into the two filters and then into a water softer and then back to the other side connecting to where the hose real was connected to feed the coach. I being in a Y so I then can feed the Simple Chuck than then feeds the pressure washer. I love having an on-board pressure washer!
Hi…In the video when I show the photo of the pressure washed in the bay, you can see it right behind it. Yes, I came off the water hose and ran a line to the other side. it then goes into the two filters and then into a water softer and then back to the other side connecting to where the hose real was connected to feed the coach. I being in a Y so I then can feed the Simple Chuck than then feeds the pressure washer. I love having an on-board pressure washer!
Any discount code for the Simple Chuck ?
Hi…I checked and they are going to see if they can put a package together with the pressure washer. But otherwise, no because they need to stand behind what is call MAP pricing for their dealers that will be coming on board.
What soap do you use with your system? For $400 I can hand dry my coach a few times!
I use a soap made for the foam canon from Chemical Guys. And sure you can dry it and at the same time, put more spiderweb scratches in it not to mention al the time it takes to dry the coach. :)
Thanks for the video David, I just bought the simple chuck and love it. Will probably buy the pressure washer next.
By the way can you send a link to the brush and pole you use to clean the RV?
Sure, here you go… https://www.goclean.com/
Used my Simple Chuck yesterday in fact. :-) And the pressure washer…I have it plumbed into my cargo wet bay with it. Remember on the site is a discount code for the pressure washer. Not cheep…but boy is it BUILT!!!
I was unable to use the code. I was trying to purchase the Simple Chuck and the Kranzle package.
I have sent a note to them. The discount is only on the Kranzle so maybe it did not like the code seeing you maybe had the Simple Chuck in the cart.
Great video, thanks. Can you provide some details on the swivel head pressure washer wand you utilized in the video?
Hi…I found that 90 on Amazon here… http://amzn.to/2ijuRtI You can add it to the end of any pressure washer that has a quick connect end. (Which is most.)
In your video, you stated that the wand that comes with the Kranzle does not permit such attachments. You also mentioned that Kranzle was going to change that… (at least I think you did) Has that happened? If not what wand is recommended to use with the Kranzle and the foam cannon?
Hi…I went with this Handle and Wand… Handel… http://amzn.to/2fZ4kBt Wand… http://amzn.to/2vSGkp9 But I would check with CR Spotless to see if they have heard anything from Kranzle before you buy them.
Can you use the simple chuck with a regular garden hose to a 2.7 gpm pressure washer?
Hi…Not sure what you mean by regular garden hose as that is what it is made to connect to. As far as the pressure washer, yes you can. But seeing the water would pass though the Di Resin faster, it may not come out as pure. So you would need to control the amount of water going through it. But on their site, that question is asked. I use a 1.8 GPM.
Hey David. We moved up from our 33′ Class C MH to a new 38′ Winnebago Adventurer MH in July. While on our first month-long RV trip in the new coach we drove through DAYS of solid rainstorms. When we got home the RV looked horrid.
I looked at having the RV professionally washed and waxed but it was over $400 and surely I’d drive through more rain soon and have a filthy coach again. I needed a longer term solution. So, I took your advice and purchased the Simple Chuck.
WORKED GREAT! The coach dried spotless without needing me to dry the darn thing. The coach needs a coat of wax still, but now I can wash the coach anytime it gets dirty in less than half the time. I’ll pay to have it waxed once a year. Life’s too short to work that hard waxing an RV.
We’re not using a pressure washer – just two hoses in the driveway. One to wet the coach for washing and the other running through the Simple Chuck for spot-free rinsing.
PS. When I first saw the video on CR and Simple Chuck I though TOO MUCH MONEY. Now, I’m thinking it was pretty cheap.
Hi…Yes, until you do the math, it is easy to think…”This costs a lot”. But based on our current location and how hard the water it, it only costs me like $5 a wash. I will gladly pay $5 to no have to dry the coach and cut my work load down greatly. :)
David, I just bought the new Simple Chuck. I put off buying the spotless unit that you talked about before but I like this unit better. I bought a sears pressure washer a while back because my RV windshield was full of bugs and I didn’t want to do it by hand. It’s bigger then your unit but it works just fine for now. I hooked it up to the wand water supply in my wet bay so I can wash the windshield no matter where I am from my fresh water tank. As you know some Campgrounds don’t want you to even wash your windshield at your site.
Great tot read! I have a video coming out soon showing my water bay setup were I built the pressure washer into the bay with the Simple Chuck. :)
So are you washing your RV with the Chemical Guys soap or are still using Baby Shampoo and vinegar? If you are using Chemical Guys for the RV, which of thier 22 soaps is the one?
Hi…I use the Honeydew. Here you go… https://amzn.to/2DWJ4VN
Love the video. Just purchased the whole setup. Can’t wait.
I have well water and also soft water… wondering when I rinse if it makes more sense to hook up to the soft water? if there would be less particulates in it…And the filters would last longer?
You may want to check with them on that as they may have concerns over any salt that may be left over if a recharge just happened.
Hi David, enjoyed watching the video. Where can i buy the long wash stick you used for washing the SUV?
Hi… Here you go… Mary Moppins (No, not joking about the name.) … https://amzn.to/2jIPcKD
I am a regular reader of your blog. Very nice and inspiring post. Thanks for sharing.