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Old 02-25-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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How to clean your RV roof </span>

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owners should get their roofs cleaned at least twice a year to prevent damaging
substances from getting too embedded and creating permanent stains. This also
will help avoid mold and mildew that grow on organic matter attached to your
roof. Especially if your RV is parked under trees for extended periods of time,
your roof can be a ripe target for bird droppings, mulberry stains, tree sap,
mold, mildew, fungus and the like.</span>

For your cleaning
technique, we suggest cleaning one manageable area at a time, such as a 3' x 3'

First, rinse the area
with a hose or a power washer with a wide pattern nozzle and let it drain. Then
spray on the cleaner and scrub with a medium bristle brush. Then rinse and move

If you are on the roof
doing this, start in one corner and then move sideways to the other side and
then down and sideways again to the side where you started and so on, working
backwards to the other end of the RV. But be careful! Note that by working in
such manageable areas, you can also handle the whole job from a ladder or
scaffold without getting on the roof.</span>

Lastly, if you have some
stubborn stains, you can try mineral spirits, but with a BIG CAUTION: Do NOT
use mineral spirits unless you carefully follow these directions. Mineral
spirits is a petroleum distillate, and a rubber roof can react with swelling,
deterioration and discoloring.</span>

the mineral spirits DIRECTLY ONTO THE ROOF! Always pour a SMALL amount on a
soft cloth (less is best) and then use the cloth to scrub out the stain, using
only as much as needed and wiping it up with another cloth when the stain is

Travel Well / Travel Safe...
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:26 AM   #2
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Thanks good message and well-timed with spring coming on. And for any of those who will be at the CR's rally in July, if you let me know before next month, I will be glad to bring you a bucket of Solvit, the absolute best product you can use for cleaning your roof (See Old Farmer's aka Lloyd post). It is made in WI and I can get it locally. The bucket is about 5#'s I believe and will do about 50 cleanings. Because it is so heavy it costs alot to ship...I can buy it by the case for about $5.50 a tub. Just let me know on here or in a PM and I'll be glad to bring it. Oh hell, I'll actually bring a case or two anyway because I bought 2 cases to a rally in October andevery tub was spoken for.

Thanks again Ruck, and I think I'll use the ladder, I do not like to walk on my roof I hope the winter has been kind to you.


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Old 02-26-2013, 02:43 AM   #3
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X2 on the Solvit here worked wonders on my roof.


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Old 02-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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Can anyone tell me if Solvit is available in Canada. I've tried looking on line but can't find it anywhere.

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Old 02-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #5
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They are a company in Madison, WI. and I don't think they have their product in any other state. The last I knew you could call them and order direct.

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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Hmm.... I don't think we need to clean drains when washing our roofs.

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