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Old 06-18-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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Roof Cleaning X23B

Who here cleans the roof of the TT? Do you climb on top or use a ladder and go around as needed on the outside (rather than on top)? What cleaning agent do you use?
Also, I was told by the dealer to tighten the 4 stud bolts on the A/C...where are they located?
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:49 PM   #2
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I put the stabilizers down, place an extension ladder up on the rear of the HTT. MAKE SURE TO WRAP the ladder with old towels or something, where it touches the roof. I did not the first time and cut the roof membrane. I climb up and use the car was brush and Dawn dish soap. Nothing more. I check all the caulk while I am at it. I find after about two years you will see degrading in the caulking.

As for the for AC bolts, you will find them inside. Remove the AC cover where the filter is located. As for the bolts just make sure they are snug. When you tighten them you are pulling the foam seal down. Over time you may need to snug it up a bit more. If you snug it up tight you will have to replace the seal.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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Here's a thread that has more details on the A/C bolts.....

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f41/a-c-bolts-that-are-loose-many-affected-2880.html
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I climb up on a large step ladder, and I use Spic and Span. It works very well. I rinse with the hose, wash it with spic and span and rinse it again. Twice a year, plus it gives me a chance to to check the caulking, and look for any places where leaks might happen.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:02 AM   #5
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The roof is made to walk on. Not all brands make their roofs to be walked on. I climb up on a ladder and use Oxy Clean in water with a soft scrub brush.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:03 AM   #6
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When you inspect the roof caulk just take your time and look at every inch of it (twice). Your almost sure to find some area that needs a touch up. I think water is the #1 killer of these things. I wash and inspect twice during the camping season.
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I just went to my dealer yesterday to pick up some sealant and roof cleaning supplies. I brought a gallon of Dicor roof cleaner to the counter with my other supplies when I was ready to pay and leave. The parts tech told me the roof cleaner I selected was good stuff, but powdered Tide without bleach worked just as well. It doesn't make the roof slippery to stand on and it rinses clean without leaving residue. She also said that was what they use in the service department. Just work a 3'x3' area at a time in a circular motion with a brush and a little dash of detergent. She did recommend using rubber roof protectant after each cleaning. She said a dollar store sponge mop works good to apply it.

I will be cleaning mine standing on the roof.

Definitely check the a/c bolts. Two of mine were loose when I checked them. I followed the method Jagiven mentioned.
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How sure is everyone that the roof on the hybrids is strong enough to walk on? I don't know that I'd be comfortable doing that because of the lightweight nature of the construction.
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I have walked on it numerous times, it does flex. I also am not having any type of dance party up there. When you walk on it you can feel where the ribs are, and I have been known to try to spend my time over them.
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How sure is everyone that the roof on the hybrids is strong enough to walk on? I don't know that I'd be comfortable doing that because of the lightweight nature of the construction.
You better get comfortable with it because it's the only way to get a close up view of those tiny little cracks that never show up till it's almost to late. There are many closed off places in your "TT" that you'll never see unless you start taking things apart.
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