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Old 04-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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Is there a special sealant/wax or spray I should be using on my TT rubber roof to prevent or reduce wear from sun exposure? I just bought it used and it's in very good shape, but I was worried about it being parked outside in the elements all the time.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:31 AM   #2
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Jay , as we found out the hard way ... the absolute best roof protector is a Garage ...
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I will follow this thread as I also just boought a Newmar trailer with a rubber roof. This is my first RV with a rubber roof so I have no experience with the "best" way to clean and maintain it.
I hope someone with the expereince will share here.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:32 PM   #4
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Is there a special sealant/wax or spray I should be using on my TT rubber roof to prevent or reduce wear from sun exposure? I just bought it used and it's in very good shape, but I was worried about it being parked outside in the elements all the time.
I had a problem this year for the first time. Keep it clean, I use simply green and a nylon push broom it comes back looking new. Then after it drys seal it with rubber roof sealer. You can get it at your RV dealer or on line. I use rubber roof sealer, I pour it in a paint can and mop it on with a sponge mop. Don't have to put it on heavy. It works well. Dicor is the tube of roof sealant that you can use on seams and around vents etc. Stay on it a couple of times a year and it will last. Good luck
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Dicor, the manufacturer of EPDM roof covering, states a simple washing 2X yearly is recommended, no other actions is required. Before Dicor began selling a line of products for EPDM roof care, they recommended using Spic N Span to wash the roof. They warranty their EPDM material for 12 years if you do nothing. A visit to their website Dicor - The Components RVs are Born With will be quite informative and useful.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:36 AM   #6
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I clean the roof with an RV rubber roof cleaner then seal the roof with an RV roof uv protector. Some come with cleaner and uv protector in one. After it dries I then reseal the joints with self leveling sealer. The camper/RV/travel trailer roof is made for the elements and will last for a long time as long as you clean and seal!
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Do you still have to seal if it's has a cover on it?
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I use Spic n span on my TPO roof , cleans it fine... but I'm afraid to scrub it too hard , it being sooooo thin .. I assume now , nobody is using the TPO anymore huh ??? I'd have been much better off with an EPDM roof , which my dealer "said" it was ...he Lied !!! Not the only one either ...
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Read the roof manufacturers warranty and instructions. Most just recommend scrubbing with a nylon brush and a non petroleum based cleanser. We used Spic=N=Span. Most of the so called roof sealants are designed to to make you feel better and also put some money in the manufacturers pocket. A roof will get some staining and not be pristine white. The stains hurt nothing.

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Do you still have to seal if it's has a cover on it?
I clean and seal the roof in the beginning of every season regardless if I had the TT covered during the winter.
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