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Old 07-16-2020, 08:06 PM   #1
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Cleaning roof

After every use when we get home the trailer gets scrubbed down, top to bottom. I just use regular car wash soap. A couple times a year I hit the roof with a spray on roof cleaner/conditioner. Doesnt seem to make it any more clean. This year I've noticed the roof didnt seem to be very clean anymore. Some staining and streaking and the sealant just looked dirty. I had some Mold Armour in the garage that I normally use on the awning to clean stains out of the awning. I tried it on a small area of the roof and couldnt believe how clean it got. I had the DW make a quick trip to our local Menards and buy up every bottle they had. I dumped them in my little garden sprayer, pumped up some pressure in it and sprayed the entire roof down with it. By the time I got to the back it was time to rinse off the front. I got to the front and it looked like brand new. I rinsed it off slowly working my way to the back to give it time to work. No scrubbing at all. It took 5 quart bottles to do the entire roof.
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:30 PM   #2
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That's pretty amazing. I checked it out, and it's safe for quite a few surfaces, but mostly household uses. Was it a gamble it was safe for your roof?
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Never heard of the stuff but it's at the top of my list! Thanks for the info and pictures to back it up.........looks great!
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That looks great, thanks for sharing. Is that a rubber roof?
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:13 PM   #5
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it looks great but I've never understood why so many trailer owner want such a clean roof. The only time I see mine is when I am standing on it.
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That's pretty amazing. I checked it out, and it's safe for quite a few surfaces, but mostly household uses. Was it a gamble it was safe for your roof?
I will admit, it was a little bit of a gamble but I read the back of the bottle and it says it's safe on rubber. That's why I tried it on a small area first to see what would happen. It came really clean and I couldn't find anything wrong with the roof.after.
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That looks great, thanks for sharing. Is that a rubber roof?
Thanks!
Yes, it's a rubber roof. It seems pretty thick and durable too.
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it looks great but I've never understood why so many trailer owner want such a clean roof. The only time I see mine is when I am standing on it.
There may come a day when you need to seal the roof. (That day will come). That process will have you glad you kept the roof clean.
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it looks great but I've never understood why so many trailer owner want such a clean roof. The only time I see mine is when I am standing on it.
A dirty roof creates the black streak runoffs going down the side of your RV during rainfall. Keep the roof semi clean and your ugly black streaks are avoided.
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it looks great but I've never understood why so many trailer owner want such a clean roof. The only time I see mine is when I am standing on it.
I guess its OCD for me. Lol!
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Good tip on the roof cleaning. Itís always bothered me to see the dirty roof against my clean front cap when looking at the trailer from the front. It turns a dark brown when out on the road for a while. One downside of this trailer is you can see the roof from the ground. Not bad in this photo, but as you can see, the roof is quite visible.
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Good tip on the roof cleaning. Itís always bothered me to see the dirty roof against my clean front cap when looking at the trailer from the front. It turns a dark brown when out on the road for a while. One downside of this trailer is you can see the roof from the ground. Not bad in this photo, but as you can see, the roof is quite visible.
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I don't think I've seen a TT that has the roof come that far down in the front.
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My HT fw was the same. I donít get it. Seems it would be prone to road debris as well. Havenít noticed this with other manufacturers.
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I was thinking the same thing that I've never seen one with the roof come that far down OR the cap be that short depending on how you want to look at it. Lol!
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I understand and wasn't being critical. I wash mine after every trip just to maintain it. I will also admit you piqued my interest.
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The active ingredient is Sodium Hypochlorite in 5.25%, basically bleach. Which is pretty much the only way to get rid of mold other than heat and abrasives.

I've always heard not to use bleach on a rubber roof.

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I read the distructions on the back label and it said it was safe for rubber, so I decided to give it a whirl. I dont exactly know how much "bleach" is in there but you can definitely smell it. It didn't do any damage, so far. Lol!
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The active ingredient is Sodium Hypochlorite in 5.25%, basically bleach. Which is pretty much the only way to get rid of mold other than heat and abrasives.

I've always heard not to use bleach on a rubber roof.

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OK, off to the local Home Depot for some of this stuff. Looks great. And my roof, which I can turn around and look down upon from the home office upstairs, is looking relatively nasty.

Good tip, thanks.
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I read the distructions on the back label and it said it was safe for rubber, so I decided to give it a whirl. I dont exactly know how much "bleach" is in there but you can definitely smell it. It didn't do any damage, so far. Lol!
Could you post a close up of the bottle?
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