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Old 06-06-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Hello everyone

Just purchased a used 2005 keystone montana about 2 weeks ago. New to rving. it is in need of some deep cleaning as it sat for 2 years in a semi-wooded lot. Everything works. The only problen is a couple of Michigan squirrels made it their home. Any way they are now gone, but to asses the damage we took down all the ceiling panels and insulation. We are at the point of reinsulating and putting the panels back (we were able to salvage all the panels).
I would love to hear from anyone that has any pointers tips or suggestions or things that i should do while the panels are down.

By the way there is no water danage, everything looks great. The squirrels ate a few wires and a lot of insulation and left behind a lot of nuts.
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Welcome to the forum. I'm new here myself. Lots of good information here. Good luck on your remodel and post some pictures if you can.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

Good luck getting your Keystone ready. Sounds like you are doing it the right way.

Happy Trails!!!
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Hi Carl! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Use a mild soap, warm water and a soft brush, NEVER bleach! The idea is to get the dirt off not get all of the stains out.
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1/2 cup TSP in 2 gallons of water to clean very dirty roofs. TSP is available at hardware stores.
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Just purchased a used 2005 keystone montana about 2 weeks ago. New to rving. it is in need of some deep cleaning as it sat for 2 years in a semi-wooded lot.
I need some suggestions on what to use to clean the roof and the rubber molding along the top and sides. I've used bleach and got most of it off but there still remains some small blotches throughout that i cant remove.

Any suggestions on cleaners.
Give this a try http://http://www.dollargeneral.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11786549&gclid=CLfO--X4lM0CFUI6gQod7IcIgw

Used it to clean up my trailer got everything white.

Just a thought,

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The white layer on EDPM roofs is a protecting and ablative one. It's there to protect the black rubber membrane underneath. Although everyone hates the white streaks it leaves down the sides, DO NOT try scrubbing it hard or using anything but something like blue Dawn and a soft brush to clean it. That will wear the protective layer off. Look up what manufacturers of EDPM say and you'll see what I mean.

And besides that, where have you seen any 'roof police' that insist you clean it anyway?
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People are talking about cleaning the roof, but it sounds like the question is about cleaning under the ceiling? Not sure what you could clean under there other than dust or mold. Hopefully there's no mold.
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People are talking about cleaning the roof, but it sounds like the question is about cleaning under the ceiling? Not sure what you could clean under there other than dust or mold. Hopefully there's no mold.


Yes it does, now. The original post I responded to talked about cleaning the roof with a bleach solution.
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When I recently cleaned our "new to us" 2014 Cedar Creek, after wiping down all surfaces, vacuuming & shampooing I ran an industrial ozone generator in the rig for 24 hours to kill any living organism and eliminate odor. My trailer was stored in a farm building and retained some farm smells... Not any more!
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I bought a box of TSP and also i will try the LA's totally awsome.

Walt, thanks for the heads up on the EDPM and your right "i havent seen any roof police lately" (except for my wife). I am not trying to get it perfect but would like to get rid of the black blotches.


DJNCJ, I like your idea on the industrial ozone generator, i am getting all the furniture and carpeting professionaly steam cleaned but the ozone generator will add another layer of cleaning ( my wife will like that). Did you rent it or purchase it?

My comment about the ceiling was just to ask experienced people what they would do if in the same situation as i am.

I would hate to put everything back together then 6 months down the road say to myself i wish i would of done ????

I also have a coule of cracked vent covers that i will have to deal with.

Thanks again everyone, i will let you know how it turns out.

Oh ya,, today i purchased Allure vinyl floor planks to replace the linoleum in the kitchen.
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I like that idea, did you rent it?
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When I recently cleaned our "new to us" 2014 Cedar Creek, after wiping down all surfaces, vacuuming & shampooing I ran an industrial ozone generator in the rig for 24 hours to kill any living organism and eliminate odor. My trailer was stored in a farm building and retained some farm smells... Not any more!
I like that idea, did you rent it?
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