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Old 10-25-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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Rubber roof question

Had the Eagle washed and waxed today- A white powder was washed off the roof in a large amounts- This is the second time this has occurred- We traded for this unit last year in Az. What is the significance of this "shedding"? What should I do to eliminate this "shedding"? I am parked for the winter season and have time to do the fix- Any experience with this problem greatly appreciated- THANX in advance for your input- DD
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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What your probably experiencing is what happens with most RV roofing material as it ages (UV). For the most part the white powder (chalk) is the substance that was used to give the rubber roofing material it's white colored surface. Washing and/or rinsing the roof more often may reduce the amount of "shedding" at any given time, but it's hard to avoid. Over time one may even see black spotted areas where the white surface has actually worn off.

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I wonder if your trailer has had a roof treatment applyed at some time that may be comming off. A lot of trailer washing companies and dealers really push that "special protective coating". Especially here in Az.
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I wonder if your trailer has had a roof treatment applyed at some time that may be comming off. A lot of trailer washing companies and dealers really push that "special protective coating". Especially here in Az.
What can you tell me about the "special protective coating"- I am aware there is a cleaner and "paint" that is available at dealers and CW- Applying that is something I think I can still do- THANX for your input! DD
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:13 AM   #5
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I'm sure member 'clutch' will respond shortly....., but if you do consider using a protective coating confirm that is compatible with a TPO (thermoplastic) and/or EPDM (rubber) roofing material, Jayco has used both materials (may/may not make a difference). Contact Jayco having your VIN handy and they can tell you which roofing material was used on your TT.

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Donnie, it is applied with a brush and roller and they really try and push it here. Sometimes they use a sprayer and then brush and roll it in.

My personal opinion, it is an unnecessary thing that the roof manufacturer probably dosn't recommend.

A coating may have been applied at some time in the past and is now weathering itself off.
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You might want to check this out. http://www.bing.com/search?q=rv+roof...2&qs=AS&sk=AS1
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