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Old 04-02-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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Cleaning TT - first time - suggestion?

I just received my TT from camping world after 2 months of service for warranty items. I am working this weekend to de-winterize and need to clean the exterior as it is dirty and many streaks running down it. This is my first time cleaning it as I am going into year 2 with my first TT.

Any suggestions on brushes, chemical cleaners, anything to make life smarter not harder?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:43 AM   #2
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I use Awesome cleaner (dollar tree/dollars tore). it's cheap. Smells like amonia. Black streaks wipe right off. I use a long handle brush with automobile soap. Then use awesome cleaner on a dry surface for bugs and streaks etc.

Folks also say simple green works easy too. I've never bought the black streak remover. it's not needed. I probably battled black streaks once a year. After your clean, use a good cleaner wax.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:00 AM   #3
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Investing in a quality expandable cleaning brush will make it easier. Also keeping the roof clean is very important because that is where the black streaks are coming from. (Mildew on roof) I use the thetford RV rubber roof wash. I just use regular automotive car wash soap for sides and wax once a year. This year I am also going to buy some spray quick wax to use after a wash a couple times a year.
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Some roofs are not meant to be cleaned. The oxidized material acts as a protectant. Wash it off and it will oxidize again and again until you have no roof left. Read your owners manual.

Dawn dish washing soap is good for cleaning but only if you wax afterwards. Otherwise, use an automotive soap to wash the RV between waxes. I wax mine twice a year.
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[QUOTE=Fairenatic;393309]Some roofs are not meant to be cleaned. The oxidized material acts as a protectant. Wash it off and it will oxidize again and again until you have no roof left. Read your owners manual.

I would assume his is meant to be washed based on that its only a year or two old (warranty repairs) his roof is a TPO which Jayco has been using for several years. If not it would be a EPDM both meant to be washed. I've never heard of a type of roof that was not meant to be washed, interesting.
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