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Old 06-30-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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We have a 2012 Sunset Trail Reserve 28FL, on the roof would it hurt to use a rubber roof conditioner on the roof? We had a Pligrim TT and I use to use the conditioner on the roof 3 or 4 time a year. What would anyone recommend.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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They don't recommend a conditioner on the roof of any CR product. Just periodic washing will do the trick.



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Old 07-01-2012, 07:00 AM   #3
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The roof on the 28FL looks real flimsey, is it safe to walk on? I can litterly push down on the roof with my hand and it flexes, is this normal?
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the roof conditioner is a waste of money, crossroads and the roof people will tell you the same, just use some spic and span and a soft brush, just make sure you rinse really good..
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:22 AM   #5
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I was told by my dealer that the roof is not EPDM and not to use products on it.



I weigh about 200lbs and went up on the roof to install vent covers. The 3/8" decking seems really fragile - plenty of flexing. When I wash my roof, I'm doing it with a brush standing on a ladder, not the roof.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:26 AM   #6
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Wincrasher,
I agree it seems flexible, but how do the techs get up there to install the roof vents, etc. I would gladly pay an extra $200-300 for an upgrade to 1/2 inch or more. I almost wish some of this could be an add on when the unit's are built, but I guess

I'm heading to CW today to try to find one of those hooks that will allow me to carry my ladder so I can clean the roof off without walking on it too.

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If you use spic & span to clean your roof, be prepared to re wax the camper. No matter how careful you are, you will have streaks down the side of it where it cleaned the wax off.





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My dealer got on the roof to change out the a/c unit - so you had the weight of 2 technicians plus probably the old and new AC units. Is the plywood all cracked? who knows until it leaks!



They really should make a PVC plywood product like they do the deck boards. You could have a 5/8'' sheet that is 1/2 the weight and stronger than fiberglass. You probably wouldn't need a rubber top layer either, since it's impervious to water and UV.



I carry a collapsable ladder I found on Amazon. It was pricey, but it fits in the forward outside comparment without taking up alot of space.Edited by: wincrasher
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During my PDI, the service manager at my dealer said that these roofs are not designed to be walked on. He indicated that if you step on the plywood part in between the ribs you should expect to break it. He recommended that I work from a ladder (when inspecting and caulking) or if walking was essential, that it be done near the outside edge and only on the supporting ribs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #10
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I'm starting to think that this travel trailer is cheaply built. There is no way I could inspect and caulk if needed from a ladder. And I was planning on installing roof vent covers, but since the roof is poorly built I'm having second thoughts. And I'm also wondering about the roof, if we get any snow this winter.
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