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Old 03-13-2016, 11:06 AM   #11
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My dealer told us to use Dawn Dishwashing liquid when we wash ours. So far it works very nicely!
x2 on the Dawn dishsoap. Everything I've ever read on this topic says no-no to anything with citrus or petroleum distillate.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:18 AM   #12
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I've used dish soap on my Rv roofs since 2005, no il effects and never a roof leak in my units


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Old 03-13-2016, 01:30 PM   #13
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I've used dish soap on my Rv roofs since 2005, no il effects and never a roof leak in my units


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Dawn does a good job cleaning, but it will strip the wac off the sides if allowed to run down snd isn't rinsed quickly. If it cuts grease and removes oil from wildlife fouled by an oil spill, it will remove wax from your RV if not rinsed quickly and thoroughly.
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Alpha recommended Top Job, or Spic and Span, to me.
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:32 PM   #15
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I have been using a auto wax washer like the Meguiar's Ultimate wash and Wax. It works well over the entire camper!! fkwalter
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:38 PM   #16
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It would appear that we are all getting different advice from our dealers. My dealer told me to you clothes washing detergent and no dish washing detergent. Looks like the safe bet here is to use an RV wash cleaner made for the job.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:54 PM   #17
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The dealer may be 100% correct in saying to use dish washing soap on the roof but ask them if its ok for the 3 hour wax job you did on the rest of the painted surfaces,dish soap is the fastest way to remove wax from painted surfaces.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:13 AM   #18
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I've been using the dealer type roof cleaner/treatment spray on roof sparingly when needed, lots of water of course and usually twice a year. I then use the streak remover when/where needed on sides and then auto wash soap with wax for sides with good rinse and quick wipe with microfibre cloth to avoid spotting and avoid separate window cleaner. I also had Dawn recommended to me but I always have car mix anyway. I guess not all that easy when you add wheels tires then do interior, Good thing it's in storage, I'm tired. Avoid the caustic stuff, try to get soft extending brush if you can for sides and recruit help.
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Our paper work that came with our old TT,,, that had a rubber roof,,, said to use a natural soap,,, I guessed that meant Murphy's,,, so every spring I would hire my grandson to scrub it with Murphy's,,, and then apply a coat of Rubber Protectant !!!
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:00 AM   #20
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Best thing to do is to find a Blue Beacon somewhere near you. They do a great job for just $35.
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