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Old 02-12-2015, 09:57 PM   #1
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Cleaning Roof

What is the proper way to clean the roof of a jayco roof? Jayco said use mild soap and water. So a vidio where they used spic and span then followed up when dry with 303 airospace protecdent. I used 303 on my pop up roof for years, seemed to keep it in great shape.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:11 PM   #2
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What is the proper way to clean the roof of a jayco roof? Jayco said use mild soap and water. So a vidio where they used spic and span then followed up when dry with 303 airospace protecdent. I used 303 on my pop up roof for years, seemed to keep it in great shape.
What material is your roof? On my Roof, I have a 2012185rb slx, I use dish soap and warm water and a medium brush. I do this 2-3 time a year and I have no black streak issues and the roof still looks good. Myself I do not Like to use any chemicals, but I know some people have on here.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:27 PM   #3
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Do not know what type of roof. Rubber? It is a Jayco 213 XPE year 2010.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:15 AM   #4
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I would call Jayco before using 303. There are lots of products being sold for rubber roofs, yet over the years the manufacturers continue to recommend soap and a soft brush. Chemicals can dry out the rubber and make it degrade faster. I haven't ever cleaned my roof on my 17 year old camper.


This is the same rubber used on commercial buildings and is never meant to be cleaned. The rubber naturally chalks away (black streaks) whether you wash it or not. You only really need to clean it to check the seals. I Eternabond my seals and don't worry about cleaning the roof.
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Spoon, curious, here in the gulf coast anything that stands still long enough will get mold on it its so humid nearly all the time. My house roof with composite shingles gets black mold. So does my trailer, but I've not worried about it, seems like the cure is worse than the illness of having it dark and dirty. Scrubbing it might remove more of the roof coating than I'd like...
I do get white streaks down the paint from water running off the roof which I was told by folks here is pretty normal. Is the eternabond used instead of the leveling caulk up on the roof?
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Yes. I use 2" wide Eternabond and tape it about 1" on the rubber roof and let it overhang the siding about 1". If you properly clean the roof and wall and properly install Eternabond (it requires a roller for the pressure activated adhesive) then it will last longer than your rubber roof. The caulk requires periodic (up to 4 times a year depending upon whom you ask) inspection as it dries out and separates. Eternabond is rated for 20 years if installed correctly.


It won't help or prevent streaks though... that is the natural chalking of the rubber roof.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:27 PM   #7
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I called and spoke to Jayco about my roof. They said a UV blocker here in Florida was a good idea. I gave them my VIN number and they looked up my material. I used "Protect All" Rubber roof cleaner and UV protection. I am well pleased with the way it looks and feels and beads up water along with much less chalk now. I know and respect all the different opinions on this but I have lived in Florida all my life and have seen the sun destroy many vinyl and rubber roofs. This is just my opinion.
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Can you put the UV protector on the selfleveling caulk?
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What benefit is there to cleaning your roof?
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Here is a video. I followed this. You decide on the benefits. My benefit being a Floridian is that my roof will last longer and RV stays cleaner. I put it on the self leveling caulk also. I prefer to UV block anything I can.
http://youtu.be/zQ-dOWgIyvo
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