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Old 05-31-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
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I have heard of people using Spic and span mop cleaner.
That is what I use, as suggested by Alpha Systems for their EPDM roofs.

From their website Product Care & Warranty - Alpha Systems, LLC and the document under "Roof Membrane Cleaning Instructions":

Periodic cleaning (three to four times per year) is the primary maintenance required. Alpha Systems recommends using a non-abrasive household cleaner, such as Top Job or Spic-N-Span, and a medium-bristled scrub brush. Do not use any harsh or highly-abrasive products during cleaning. When finished cleaning, remember to thoroughly rinse the roof and sidewalls in order to remove any soap residue and to prevent streaking.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:38 AM   #12
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That is what I use, as suggested by Alpha Systems for their EPDM roofs.

From their website Product Care & Warranty - Alpha Systems, LLC and the document under "Roof Membrane Cleaning Instructions":

Periodic cleaning (three to four times per year) is the primary maintenance required. Alpha Systems recommends using a non-abrasive household cleaner, such as Top Job or Spic-N-Span, and a medium-bristled scrub brush. Do not use any harsh or highly-abrasive products during cleaning. When finished cleaning, remember to thoroughly rinse the roof and sidewalls in order to remove any soap residue and to prevent streaking.
Cleaned ours for the 1st time in 9 months. It wasn't that dirty but CW in New Hampshire suggested we gat at it soon to protect our investment.
I do have a few bubbles under the membrane which I don't like.

And what appears to be a rubber chicken????? (keep it clean when you look at the pic) which I can feel and not move.
Suggestions on what to do with this?
I used a rubber roof cleaner from CW and a nylon brush.
I used a magic eraser and laundry det. on the awning
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:41 AM   #13
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Forgot the Awning pic

And no the magic eraser did not work on getting rid of the chicken.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:49 AM   #14
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I'm not recommending anyone use it but I cleaned the roof on my Cardinal once a year using a combination of laundry detergent, comet and bleach and a couple of stiff bristled brushes. Did this for years and never hurt a thing.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #15
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Not to be a doubting Thomas, but what is the real, functional reason for keeping the rubberized roof clean? Does a bit of dirt harm the roof? And by the way, my understanding is that bubbles are normal with EDPM roofs. Out.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #16
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A clean roof reduces the amount of black streaking down the sides of the camper and it's something else for us anal retentive campers to do!

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Old 07-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #17
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Hey Dave,

Very funny. I'm just too lazy and my wife loves me anyway despite a dirty camper! Hope to see you on the road one day.

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #18
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Not to re-open an old thread, but wandered in looking for roof cleaning tips.

One day, I will invest in a truck with a built in scafold, long handled brushes and pressure washer (set on stun) and go from campground to campground cleaning roofs for $2.99/linear foot. I'll add an ice-cream truck bell to get attention.
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