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Old 03-29-2019, 09:34 AM   #15421
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I put a new white roof on mine------

Well, actually, I just washed the old one and it now looks brand new.

Amazing how much dirt accumulates on a roof, even after a winter of rain and snow. You'd think all that water would wash the dirt off.

Mike, is your roof TPO or one of the other "rubber" materials? What did you use to clean it?



I've got TPO on mine, and there seems to be not a lot of information on care requirements for TPO that I can find... other than just "wash it". I'm starting to believe that TPO is relatively maintenance free except for an occasional scrubbing... no special protectants or cleaners that I can find.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:39 AM   #15422
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Today I installed a Heng's Vortex II fan in the vent over our bed.



We only had a plain vent in the living area over the bed with no fan in it at all and I saw this on Amazon for $56, so I thought it would be perfect for adding a fan to that roof vent.
I was thinking about one of those but decided putting in the whole Fantastic Fan was a better route. Does it have a switch to turn it off when the vent is closed?
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:54 AM   #15423
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Is there still enough room to put an insulation pillow to block the heat.

I think so, but I don't have one to try it. It's still recessed and maybe 3/4" thicker than the original frame and screen. Although the knob to open the hatch is bigger than the original crank handle.



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Old 03-29-2019, 10:00 AM   #15424
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Mike, is your roof TPO or one of the other "rubber" materials? What did you use to clean it?



I've got TPO on mine, and there seems to be not a lot of information on care requirements for TPO that I can find... other than just "wash it". I'm starting to believe that TPO is relatively maintenance free except for an occasional scrubbing... no special protectants or cleaners that I can find.
Alpha recommends washing only with Spic and Span, Dawn, Simple Green or Murphy Oil Soap.
No protectants necessary.

See here... right from the horse's mouth...
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:05 AM   #15425
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Alpha recommends washing only with Spic and Span, Dawn, Simple Green or Murphy Oil Soap.
No protectants necessary.

See here right from the horse's mouth...

Thanks for the video... I can't believe I hadn't come across that one yet.


Confirms what I've suspected!!


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Old 03-29-2019, 10:21 AM   #15426
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Mike, is your roof TPO or one of the other "rubber" materials? What did you use to clean it?



I've got TPO on mine, and there seems to be not a lot of information on care requirements for TPO that I can find... other than just "wash it". I'm starting to believe that TPO is relatively maintenance free except for an occasional scrubbing... no special protectants or cleaners that I can find.
My roof is the Alpha Systems TPO. I just used some Simple Green, diluted to the strength recommended for car washing. Scrubbed well with a car wash brush and rinsed until no "soapy bubbles" formed on the roof when sprayed with hose nozzle.

Everything I've read says the TPO doesn't need any protectants. Not supposed to be as sensitive to UV exposure as the EPDM product.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:23 AM   #15427
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:43 PM   #15428
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My LCI Ground Control TT came in today! I won't be able to start installing it until Tuesday after work though. Should be a good project.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-29-2019, 02:34 PM   #15429
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Picked our 5th wheel up from getting repaired. $1700 to have the bedroom slide floor replaced.
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:39 PM   #15430
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Picked our 5th wheel up from getting repaired. $1700 to have the bedroom slide floor replaced.
Ouch!
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:50 PM   #15431
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I put a new white roof on mine------



Well, actually, I just washed the old one and it now looks brand new.



Amazing how much dirt accumulates on a roof, even after a winter of rain and snow. You'd think all that water would wash the dirt off.


What cleaner did you use ?
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:48 AM   #15432
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Is there still enough room to put an insulation pillow to block the heat.
When we installed the fan and wanted to use the rv vent insulator we pressed the thermal insulator up against the new fan to get an impression of the vent knob and cut it to fit. Then put 3M velcro tape (hook, not loop) on the sides of the vent to help secure the insulator.
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:44 PM   #15433
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Moved it out of its winter spot close to the wall (about 1 foot away for winter protection) to farther away from the wall. (about 4 feet so the slides can open)

Just need a good day to de-winterize, give 'er a bath, throw a few things in and we can go.

But alas, they're calling for a couple inches of snow tomorrow evening! Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2019, 12:46 PM   #15434
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What cleaner did you use ?
In post 15426, Mike mentions using Simple Green.
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Old 03-30-2019, 02:50 PM   #15435
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I upgraded my battery from a 24 to a 27. Took some doing, the battery well in the Flagstaff is designed for a 24, anything larger hits the winch cable so, like so many others on the forum, I had to build a platform in the well to clear the winch cable. Enclosed the battery in a trolling motor battery case with outside wing nut hookups to make disconnecting easy. It also has two 12v ports which may come in handy from time to time.
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Old 03-30-2019, 02:58 PM   #15436
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Enclosed the battery in a trolling motor battery case with outside wing nut hookups to make disconnecting easy.
I advise against using wingnuts. One of the first things I throw away if a battery comes with them and replace with stainless nylock nuts.
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:03 PM   #15437
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Not today, but yesterday. The RecPro 67" inch theater seating with console was delivered. The boxes were damaged a bit, but didn't appear to have any cosmetic damage. So the uncomfortable couch/pullout bed was removed and the comfy theater seats were place. Sitting and testing the seats I discovered an issue, the left seat frame is tweaked/distorted by approximately 3/4 inch so the foot rest arm hits the frame and stops the footrest from closing. Emailed RecPro pictures and explaination. Their reply was if we are willing to live with it they would take off 5 percent. My reply didn't get to them before end of the business day. I would rather get a replacement chair. We will see what they have to say on Monday.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2019, 04:10 PM   #15438
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De-winterized the camper today. Fixed small water leak on the new water filter unit that I had installed to replace the old FR unit. Lubricated all slides and seals. replaced batteries in all of my TST 507 sensors so that we will start the new year right. I also replaced the old B/W 507 monitor with the new color monitor (the old monitor was cracked where it fell from the windshield). Had to re-install the sensors but that was not too bad a job. Hooked-up to the camper and pulled it to the front yard so that we could wash the unit. Washed the camper and truck so now we are ready to go camping next week. YAH!!!!
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:42 PM   #15439
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Had a hub throwing grease out the cap. Took the hub apart and cleaned the entire hub, greased bearings by hand and put it back together. I have some more caps ordered to replace it. Then wash the camper, all the pollen was building up. Had green stuff on the skirting, got some polish and I am going to work on front cap tomorrow.
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:16 PM   #15440
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Well after countless miles and going into our 6th year with it I installed the Moryde 3000, heavy duty wet bolt and one cross member in the center, surprisingly the plastic bushings still looked ok but the squeaking in the suspension started to get noticeable in Florida this past Christmas, go figure the shackles were done. That killed a couple hours so then I started waxing it. Last Saturday added a set of new to us aluminum steps, great addition.
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