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Old 06-28-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Washing top of motorhome

How do you wash the top of your motorhome? The top of mine is filthy and I do not want to be on it with it slick. My footing and reaction is not what it used to be.
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I pay someone else to do it for me.
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I wear a good pair of shoes that don't slip on the surface. My fiberglass roof has dimples in it which provide for a nonslip surface, I don't seem to have a problem. I take my time and start at the front and work my way back.

The one thing I did last year was wash the roof really good, got it white white white, and then put down a couple coats of Zep Commercial Floor Wax. It looks really good almost a year later.
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I wait for rain. My roof is a brown color and the gutter system keeps the sides relatively clean. I do not wash my house roof either.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:25 PM   #5
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Hose, bucket, Simple Green, and wife's sponge floor mop. Once a year. Just move slowly, and take little steps. Do small areas and rinse well.
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Check out Aero Cosmetics, they have a cleaner called WASH/WAX ALL waterless cleaners, they have a sample kit, to try it. it meets Boeing and Airbus specs. you can wash the roof with out water if you want, i used on my MH and and its a good product.
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If you don't have a pair of shoes that won't slip on the wet roof - try an old pair of thick cotton socks. Trick form my sailing days. You want slick try a moving, wet and slippery surface. Also once on roof tie a rope across the top of the ladder and run hose over it to prevent hose from marking up the sides.
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Alot of good suggestions here, but if your footing and reactions are not what it use to be, hire a handyman they usually have the best prices.
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Check out Aero Cosmetics, they have a cleaner called WASH/WAX ALL waterless cleaners, they have a sample kit, to try it. it meets Boeing and Airbus specs. you can wash the roof with out water if you want, i used on my MH and and its a good product.
2X - I use it too!

On another issue, if you don't have a built-in ladder, what is the safest way of getting up there? I have a 12' step ladder, but that is not tall enough!
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I f your footing and reaction isn't what it use to be, hire someone to do it for you. Simply not worth the risk. 13' or so is sufficient to cause a fatal injury.

Assume the cost of having it cleaned is less than the deductable on your medical plan.
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my detail guy wash's the roof...once a year would do it
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If you don't have a pair of shoes that won't slip on the wet roof - try an old pair of thick cotton socks. Trick from my sailing days. You want slick, try a moving, wet and slippery surface.
Yep, they gave that tip at an FMCA rally last week.
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I always stand in the middle and using a long handle brush, wash to the outside.

My biggest problem is getting on the roof from the wimpy little ladder on the rear
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I wash the sides of my RV after every use where we had to drive in the rain (we are primarily weekenders). I only wash the roof about twice per year, before I'm getting ready to wax.
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