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Old 05-26-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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Roof

Is the roof on my 2000 tradewinds model 7373 a rubber roof or what? I would like to wash it and coat it with something to make it last longer. Will protectAll cleaner and treatment do the Job. Thanks, Rivrduk
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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Smile Tradewinds roof

We are assuming your roof would be the same as our 2003 and that is fiberglass. We are going to coat ours this summer and we will be using a product called Kool Seal. We used it on our previous motorhome and it's available at a lot of lumber yards and places like Ace Hardware. It is an elastomeric product and we got the one that has a 10 year guarantee. We will be putting on two coats and it probably will take about 3 gallons to do those two coats. It is a great product and we were very happy with it on our last motorhome.

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Old 05-29-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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My 1999 Tradewinds has a rubber roof so does VegasDans 2001 and Sgtjoes 2001 si the odds are yours is a EDPM rubber roof as well.

I used the Protectall products abd they worked fine here is a link to some pictures.

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One way to be dead sure is to remove the schroud from one of the vents. The rubber will be cut around the sides like the picture.
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I've got the 7390 LTC and I thot it was fiberglass,it at least looks like it.
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I've got the 7390 LTC and I thot it was fiberglass,it at least looks like it.
A look is worth two finesses

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My roof is something called Filon (?) It looks like fiberglass, not rubber. I'll go look in the coach books later and post the info from the roof book.
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I WAS WRONG

Dan pulled in yesterday and his roof is the same as Joe's. So somewhere between 1999 and 2001 the roof was changed from rubber to Filon Crane Co. - FilonŽ

So we srtill don't know what the 2000 models used. Duk is just going to have to remove a vent Schroud and look for the rubber, If it's not there than it's no doubt Filon.

Sorry to misslead you guys.

Thanks Joe.

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I went to this site National RV Archives and found brochures and specs for the 2000 Tradewinds. They state that the roof is a steel framed, crowned laminated roof. Something else I had read "someplace", can't remember where, made reference to a rubber roof being laminated. This site has quite a lot of useful information on it if anyone is interested.

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Dan dug up the data sheet for his roof. It's not Filon or fibre Glass, it's something called Dicor Brite Ply Polly. Filon is the laminate material used in the sidewall construcrion.
Here is a copy.
You treat it the same as Rubber so the Dicor or Protectall products will be fine.

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Wash.. Same as your kitchen floor, Spic & span, mop, bucket, water
Some suggested modifications to that though.

I have one of those van-wash brushes (this is a car wash brush with a long handle) A Fuller Brush Company window washing brush would work too (or any professional window washing brush) instead of a mop,, I think it does a better job.

Second, with the kitchen you mop with Spic & Span, then again with clear water.

Roof, Mop, this same,, Rinse with garden hose.

Roof treatments.... If you want to, But I do not think they really make that much improvement.
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