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Old 05-28-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Cleaning/Resealing Roo Roof

My husband is going to tackle this on Saturday. I'm not sure exactly what we need to use though. We were told by the dealer you should be sealing it 3 times a year, which I think is excessive. Anyway, my dad told me to just clean it with dawn dish soap and then buy the paintable roof sealant to cover the whole roof. There are a bunch of different products on camping worlds website so I am looking for advice. I know everyone recommends the dicor caulk, but we need something for the whole roof surface, not just the joints.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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I guess that your Roo's roof is a TPO by Alpha if it has an orange-peel tecture to it.

We have different models, but mine's TPO so here's their instructions. Forest River Forums - Downloads - Roof - Alpha TPO Roof Cleaning Instructions

As for cleaner, I have only ever used two types on the roof: Murphy's Oil Soap or Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner. I really need to post some before and after pictures of my most recent cleaning with the Simple Green - amazing stuff. I'll try and do that when I'm at home.

You do not need to seal or protect an Alpha TPO roof with anything else (see the warning in the link up above).
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I had no idea how tough our roof actually was. My dad said I needed to put the stuff on to protect it from uv rays, apparently I don't though. So just dicor caulk as needed and clean a few times a year I suppose.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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TPO is pretty tough stuff. It is harder to clean in my opinion, though. The orange-peel texture really holds the dirt and you have to be comfortable with walking up there. Knee pads really help.

Here's a couple of pictures of my roof from the cleaning last weekend. It was the worst it had ever been and the Simple Green really did a good job. I would mop it on, wait a few minutes for it to soak in and do its job, then scrub with a sturdy brush and rinse.

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My dealer recommended BEST cleaner and UV protectant. Worked great for me.

RV Maintenance - Cleaning the Roof http://campinglifewithmatt.blogspot....ning-roof.html

As for sealing, look for RV Geeks on YouTube and he has a good video on roof sealing.

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