Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-26-2013, 01:37 PM   #71
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South West PA
Posts: 2,888
BTW, Reliable will have a booth at the Hersey RV show beginning Sept. 11th

grayfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #72
Senior Member
tanddc's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 464
Thanks! The spray on wax looks nice and easy. Anyone try that?

tanddc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 03:28 PM   #73
Senior Member
Swift 2's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Concord
Posts: 174
Wow I'm impressed. What did you use as a liquid combo to wash that beautiful roof. Was it waxed afterwords? If so what did you use?
Swift 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 11:12 PM   #74
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 110
My roof never comes out that clean and chalks badly when I do clean it. Still has black spots all over it. We live about 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean with a lot of foggy nights/mornings.
2004 F150 4.6 Griffin tuned
2010 Wildwood 24FBS
johnleann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 06:03 AM   #75
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 213
Our last Jayco I had for over 7 years. Never cleaned the roof. No need to. We don't camp usually under trees. I do inspect for cracks though.
Lately roofs are coming with the top rolled over to the side walls. This really prevent leaks due to cracking of sealant.
billb800si is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 07:46 AM   #76
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 614
I used to have a fifth wheel and every year I would get on the roof with a bucket of hot water to which I added laundry detergent and bleach. I used a scrub brush with a broom handle attached and kept a hose with a shut off nozzle on the roof to rinse as I cleaned. Did the same thing to the awning. My last trailer I sold after two years and I never looked at the roof. Current camper is not yet a year old.
comfun1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 12:39 PM   #77
Papicamper's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dade City, FL (TRR)
Posts: 179
So...From what I've seen you clean with lots of beer and ask your neighbor to do it. Is that correct? What about using Jack Daniels for UV protection? LOL...Seriously, I just saw this post after posting my own situation (Roof Clean & UV $350). I am sure it is dirty (only cleaned it once last year) but I still would like comments about the cost, etc. Thanks everyone. Now to the store for that beer...
Cedar Creek 36CKTS
F350 Lariat ("Big Blue")
Papicamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 01:03 PM   #78
Site Team
Flybob's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,192
If you do decide to have it cleaned by someone else, be sure to ask how is is done. You will not have their most experienced service person washing the roof. Some dealers use commercial truck power washers as they are quick and do a good job cleaning. The problem is that it is very easy to use them incorrectly resulting in loose caulking or window seals and leaks. I believe you should never power wash an RV, In the CEO's recent interview, he also mentions a change in the ownership of cleaning new RV's after transport from the factory. Dealers now get a $30 credit to wash them. Do the math. This may result in more dealers using power washers. If you order a new RV be sure to specify no power washing.

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 65W solar panels
Flybob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 03:55 PM   #79
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3
I always use Murphys - best thing since pockets on pants
mebeauc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2015, 04:33 AM   #80
Senior Member
sail2liv's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 292
I use Best cleaner protectant one step process twice a year....$40 a gallon at Tom Johnson, and full strength will clean roof 6 times....just follow instructions on container, wet roof and use full strength...about a half inch in dish pan, dip brush and clean small area, keep roof and sides wet, rinse frequent....good luck....


2011 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 Gas 3.73
2013 Flagstaff 8524 RLWS
1978 Cape Dory Ketch
sail2liv is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:36 AM.