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Old 03-12-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Rubber roof question

We've had our 351RLSA for over a year and just finished washing the roof. We've spent the past 15 months in the AZ high desert and I think we need to apply some UV protectant on the roof. Any recommendations?

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Old 03-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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It is my understanding the roof only needs to be washed and inspected. Products you put on the roof could shorten it's life.

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Old 03-13-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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I scrub the rubber roof twice a year with BLUE DAWN dish detergent- Do not use flavored or aromatic liquid as it attracts birds seeking food- You sure don't need any holes pecked in the roofing material- JMHO- Don
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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I've tried lots of different cleaners and all seem to under perform. I finally read the manufacturers literature (Alpha Systems), that came with our 2008, 313RKS. They suggest to use products such as Comet or Spic n Span on the EPDM rubber. I tried the Comet and could not believe how it cleaned the roof. Instead of a brush I used a piece of floor polisher pad, by hand. It helps to release the dirt from the surface without affecting the rubber. Make sure that you rinse well to prevent the residue from the Comet from drying and leaving a white film. The roof is white again for a while!
As for putting a protective product on after cleaning, there is a product called Protect All, sold at Camping World, that is recommended by Alpha Systems, according to the statements on the Protect All web sight. Just Google the name and it is all there. I use the product, applying it with a sponge, by hand , in order to reach the sides of the EPDM that roll over the edge of the roof (slide roofs included) and keep it off the fiberglass sides and windows. It is a clear milky coloured liquid that dries clear.
We have extremes of heat , cold and snow. I'm hoping it will prolong the good condition of the roof, having it act as a barrier, preventing the ice and snow from getting a good grip on the surface and causing damage. I clean and seal the roof twice a year, Spring and Fall.
Hope this long winded info helps you out Folks.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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BLUE DAWN dish detergent once a year works for me!
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