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Old 10-31-2020, 01:18 PM   #1
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PVC Membrane - Fully Walkable Roof

PVC Membrane -
Fully Walkable Roof
According to the sales literature.
2020 Surveyor Luxury 267RBSS

What is the recommendations for cleaning this type of roof. I am familiar with rubber roofs, this is different I imagine.

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PVC Membrane -
Fully Walkable Roof
16 On-Center trusses featuring 3/8 decking,
R14 Residential Blanket Insulation, finished with
Best in Class PVC Roof Membrane.
1. No treatments required Ever!
Save time every 6-12 months & up to $100s annually.
2. 15 Year Warranty, 100% coverage.
3. 2x the puncture strength & 20% more tear resistance
4. Will not chalk, streak, or spot.
5. Extraordinary reflectivity keeping your trailer cooler
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Old 11-02-2020, 12:02 PM   #2
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Just about any type soap (car wash or dish liquid works well) will clean it. PVC is pretty resistant material, so about any soap is going to do ok on it.
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Old 11-02-2020, 12:16 PM   #3
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Most manufacturers are recommending Dawn, Spic-N-Span or other equivalent non-abrasive cleaners for PVC and TPO roofs.

The membrane can become slick when wet and soaked with detergent.
BE CAREFUL. I wear boat shoes when cleaning my roof.
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Just about any type soap (car wash or dish liquid works well) will clean it. PVC is pretty resistant material, so about any soap is going to do ok on it.
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Most manufacturers are recommending Dawn, Spic-N-Span or other equivalent non-abrasive cleaners for PVC and TPO roofs.

The membrane can become slick when wet and soaked with detergent.
BE CAREFUL. I wear boat shoes when cleaning my roof.
Thanks, I will try to do as much as possible from a 12 foot a-frame ladder and a long handle mop.

I don't need a fall at this age.
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EDPM or TPO?

Doe anyone know positively if the 2019 Columbus 320RS has a TPO Roof or is it EDPM. The brochure says its TPO but a service man said it was EDPM.
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Old 11-02-2020, 04:56 PM   #7
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Doe anyone know positively if the 2019 Columbus 320RS has a TPO Roof or is it EDPM. The brochure says its TPO but a service man said it was EDPM.
Thanks for you help!
This might help you...
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You will love the PVC roof. Stays white and reflective. I clean mine twice a year with brush on a pole and a small amount of Dawn dish soap. A 37 foot 5er with 3 slides will take less than 30 minutes. Once over with brush and it looks like new again. No scrubbing or hard work. It never really gets dirty looking. My old rvs had rubber roof that were hard to keep looking clean.
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Be careful if you use Dawn or any dish washing detergent. It will strip the wax off of waxed surfaces.
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Be careful if you use Dawn or any dish washing detergent. It will strip the wax off of waxed surfaces.
Thanks, The trailer was bought in January and this is the first time for roof washing and an overall wax. I will wash the roof first and wax after. Just waiting on one of our late fall warm days.

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You will love the PVC roof. Stays white and reflective. I clean mine twice a year with brush on a pole and a small amount of Dawn dish soap. A 37 foot 5er with 3 slides will take less than 30 minutes. Once over with brush and it looks like new again. No scrubbing or hard work. It never really gets dirty looking. My old rvs had rubber roof that were hard to keep looking clean.
I read similar reports and reviews before we bought our trailer. So, I am a little disappointed in that our roof looks pretty dirty. It kind of snuck up on me. If it cleans easily I wont worry about it.

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Be careful if you use Dawn or any dish washing detergent. It will strip the wax off of waxed surfaces.
Should the roof be waxed or sealed? The sides are gel-coated fiberglass and that needs protection, so sure, but should the roof be coated?
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Should the roof be waxed or sealed? The sides are gel-coated fiberglass and that needs protection, so sure, but should the roof be coated?
According to the brochure:
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1. No treatments required Ever!
Save time every 6-12 months & up to $100s annually.
2. 15 Year Warranty, 100% coverage.
3. 2x the puncture strength & 20% more tear resistance
4. Will not chalk, streak, or spot.
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