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Old 12-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Cleaning up after 7 months on the road

We pulled in yesterday after spending almost seven months on thevroad. I had a project in Newark, DE and camped at Woodlands RV Park in Elkton, MD. Not a bad park, mostly seasonal campers with a few workers thrown in. My site was sloped downward and was gravled. Lots of oaks and maple trees and no, absolutely zero broadcast TV reception. Also, Sprint reception was dismal as well. Was able to set up DirecTV antenna on a neighbors spot to get TV reception. Verizon reception was good, so cell calls to home were via Skype.

The trees bled all over the trailer. I had tree sap all over the place. I washed the trailer once while in camp, including the roof. When I got home the rig looked like an abandoned, decrepit piece of junk. I stared washing at about 10 this morning and finished up at around 5:30.

Looks much better now.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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Wow, nice job, EH?
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That is one reason I never park under trees, sorry to say after all those hours of work the "clean" photo still looks really bad to me. I looks stained ! I am sorry, but I am being honest.
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That is one reason I never park under trees, sorry to say after all those hours of work the "clean" photo still looks really bad to me. I looks stained ! I am sorry, but I am being honest.
It will never look new again. That is reality. Only a new roof will bring it back. But, i bought the trailer for that purpose, to help me make a living. It does look much better and is still very livable.
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Since no one can see the roof... why care?
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Since no one can see the roof... why care?
What i was thinking. Just need to winterize it then have the dealer take care of a recall on the clean water tank and i'll be ready to take off again.
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Did you have issues with your water heater? I see what looks like A LOT of black soot on the side of the TT right above the water heater door.
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Did you have issues with your water heater? I see what looks like A LOT of black soot on the side of the TT right above the water heater door.
Bugs, lots of bugs...and spiders. I used elect to heat the water when in the park. Fired up the gas on the trip home. Need to have the dealer do some adjustments on the burner as well.
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It's good to see SOMEONE cares about roof maintenance. Too often I see people who don't care, or worse, just don't know. Then complain about leaks.
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You get the cake for the dirtiest roof I've seen!
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I'll clean my roof 3 times over the season. We happen to like sites in the trees, which brings sap and crap. I'll use the rubber roof cleaner and then apply some protectant. It's unbelievable how dirty your roof looked.
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Wow. I think you did a super job cleaning your roof. I bet your arms and back got a work out! Advil? I think I will check my roof. Lol
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Thanks all. I cleaned it in July/August and what you see was only about three or four months of accumulation.

And, yes, I was bushed by the time it was cleaned. Two Alieve and four ibuprofen. Later I was almost human.
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Bugs, lots of bugs...and spiders. I used elect to heat the water when in the park. Fired up the gas on the trip home. Need to have the dealer do some adjustments on the burner as well.
For sure, that looks terrible. I'm the sort that would be more worried about that then the roof. I guess now you know that next year you have to blow out the water heater before switching it to gas.
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