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Old 06-30-2015, 08:26 AM   #29
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Interesting that nobody else uses a portable scaffold and stands on that...
I do use a scaffold when waxing the sides of the coach, but I don't pull it out to get on the roof. Mine is a fairly small scaffold, so it would be of no use for roof access--the ladder gets me up there.

It is nice for waxing though--certainly better than up/down/up/down on a ladder.
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I purchased a 12 foot tall folding latter off of Craigslist for $150 and then climbed on the fiberglass roof and wiped down smaller sections with a damp rag followed by using a high quality car wax on each section. Cured my white fiberglass roof streaking the sides of my MH. Plan on doing this twice per year going forward. No fuss, no muss.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:01 PM   #31
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Good Deak shoes (non-slip type) Mop. Spic&Span. Water (Hose) and eithr a mop or a long-handled car wash (VAN wash) brush.

Start as far from the ladder as you can go,, Work in sections say 3 feet at a time across the roof... Mop and spray to rinse.

Work your way towards the ladder always standing on dry roof

Once you are close to the ladder mount, Tie off to ladder (safety belt) and finish roof from ladder (NOTE: I do not use the belt but I also do not use the factory ladder..I do lock in).

Return to ground and you are done.

Wash sides, front and rear.. Standing on ground, using long handled brush.
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Interesting that nobody else uses a portable scaffold and stands on that...
I use the portable scaffold for working on upper levels and side edges, especially while sanding and painting.

Mine max's at 6 feet high so would not be great for washing the roof.

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Old 07-01-2015, 07:40 PM   #33
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I cleaned my fiberglass roof yesterday with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser mop, brought just the mop and the hose up on the roof and scrubbed away. I was very pleased with the results it looks great.

303 is recommended for fiberglass, the instructions are right on the bottle.
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:33 PM   #34
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Most truck stops have a truck and trailer wash bay that will solve your problem without any chance of injury.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:32 AM   #35
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I just washed mine yesterday I have a fiberglass top I used a high pressure washer no soap took about an hour but it was vary dirty should I put something on it now that it is clean or just leave it alone
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Washing top of motorhome

I also use my pressure washer... I found it is far easier when my son comes over and does it for me...
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I also use my pressure washer... I found it is far easier when my son comes over and does it for me...
Funny you said that I am the Son did my dad's first and then mine but I got to use his driveway
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Funny you said that I am the Son did my dad's first and then mine but I got to use his driveway

You are the good son....
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I'd be afraid that the pressure washer is going to "find" leaks that otherwise wouldn't.
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I'd be afraid that the pressure washer is going to "find" leaks that otherwise wouldn't.
I use my pressure washer and am careful not to use it around openings where a sealant is used.
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Even though I swore I'd give up doing it my self, I haven't. I continue to do it at least twice a year. Late spring and early fall. Fortunately, I have a fiberglass roof and I find it easier to maintain than the rubber. I did change my approach to the task to ensure that I keep my feet on dry roof. If it gets really filthy, I'll do a two stage cleaning, the first with a regular long handled RV brush and the second with an RV Wash wax solution with a stiffer brush or pad. Once a year, generally thefall, I put a coat of was on it.
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