Originally Posted by Jagiven
So then why does Jayco recommend dish soap to clean the roof? You cannot keep it off the sides if you are properly washing the roof.
The soap is not used in concentrate form, nor left on for any amount of time.
Where do you find Jayco's recomendation to use "Dish Soap" to clean the roof? I have read on this an other forums too, but I haven't seen it in the Jayco Owners Manual. What I read is...
"Frequent washing and waxing is the best way
to protect your RV from this damage.
Frequent washings also protect your RV from
environmental elements, such as rain, snow
and salt air."
"Do not wash the RV when it is in direct
sunlight. Park the RV in the shade and spray
it with water to remove dust. Next, using an
ample amount of clean water and a carwashing
mitt or sponge, wash the RV from top
"Use a mild car-washing soap if necessary.
Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry with a chamois
or soft cloth."
I don't know if Dawn (or any other dish soap) will soften paint, but I do know that it will strip any wax you have applied. I use Meguires Deep Crystal carwash soap. It is very inexpensive and doesn' have Petrolium Distilates that I understand can damage the rubber roofs...thats also why I don't use any Wash/Wax combos.
I have heard that "Spic and Span" is a good product for cleaning. My FIL uses it exclusively, I have never tried it and I don't see Jayso calling it out by name so I simply use carwash soap with good results.