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Old 11-04-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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Cleaning roof

I thought I read in our 8280WS Rookwood information that you should clean the roof with Murphy's oil soap, but I can not find it in the roof info now? Also what manufacture supplies the roof material?

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Old 11-04-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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Some roof care articles I've read recommend Borax. I tried it and it seem to work as good as anything else.


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Old 11-04-2010, 02:44 PM   #3
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i use murphy's oil soap and it does a satisfactory job. i clean the roof at least 2 times a year. you can also use any mild dish detergent. i would never use an abrasive cleaner or a citrus based cleaner. like my rockwood,yours probably has a pvc vinyl roof. regular cleaning is all it needs.
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:44 PM   #4
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Roof Maintenance
This is a good read on roof care. Yours is TPO vinyl so follow those instructions. Not sure if your roof is made by Dicor or Alpha but either way the instructions are the same.

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This is our first year with the TT and I just cleaned the roof and plan to seal. I used a natural cleaner called Miracle II. We've used it for years for cleaning everything. I even brush my teeth with it. You can dilute it to any strength you need. Straight out of the bottle is the best product I've used to clean motor oil off my hands. No chemicals so it's friendly to me and environment. I found that it worked much better than the Protect All Rubber Roof Cleaner that I bought. That stuff requires rubber gloves and you have to mop up the residue because if you let it spill over the edge it will stain the finish on the sides. With the Miracle II I just scrubbed it lightly with a brush or sponge and then rinsed it off.

I also bought the Protect All Rubber Roof Treatment, but read that it only lasts 3 to 6 months. The Dicor coating says it lasts longer. But they have 2 products. One that cleans and primes and the other that coats. My question is that since I already have a clean roof is it necessary to use their cleaner and primer too or can I just apply the coating?

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Old 11-05-2010, 06:59 AM   #6
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Murphy Oil Soap was recommended in the paper work that came with our trailer
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:43 AM   #7
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This is a good read on roof care. Yours is TPO vinyl so follow those instructions. Not sure if your roof is made by Dicor or Alpha but either way the instructions are the same.

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