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Old 01-21-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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Cleaning the roof

My 2015 Discovery roof was looking pretty pathetic. Mildew, sap whatever being stored outside. I spent the morning today washing it. Used Simple Green in a spray bottle and a medium stiff brush. Used a car wash mit for the tight spots by the AC and other roof items. It came out really nice. Next step is a good waxing. Now that I have it in covered storage I expect it to be much easier to keep up.







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Old 01-23-2017, 05:16 AM   #3
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Old 01-23-2017, 05:40 AM   #4
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A power wash probably could have done it in 1/4th the time or less without using any cleaner.

Does work my 18 year old roof 2 times a year. Takes that FL. green mold right off and gets under the AC units and maxie covers
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Next paint your A/Cs any lighter color than black. Mine are silver matching the main outside color, looks better, runs cooler.
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Looking good, and yes the under roof parking will make a big difference!
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Rather than strain my eyes, What kind of roof is that?

Regarding waxing.. Now I know waxing is good for a Motor home, at least the sides,, It makes it more slippery and allows it to slide through the air more easily and you'd be amazed on what happens to the MPG post waxing (Goes up of course).

But the Roof... Now most roofs (yours included) are somewhat domed,, This means things that SLIDE tend to hit the ground.. at about 15 mph (I can work that out a bit more accurately if you wish)

I'd rather not slide off my roof.
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When I washed it I had rubber soled running shoes on . I could walk anywhere on the roof, even the soapy wet parts and did not slip (yes, my roof is curved). But the second I kneeled down on the wet parts I immediately began sliding and almost went off. I think waxing is the same. Rubber shoes. I want some wax on there for UV protection (even though it will rarely see the sun now )


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Rather than strain my eyes, What kind of roof is that?

Regarding waxing.. Now I know waxing is good for a Motor home, at least the sides,, It makes it more slippery and allows it to slide through the air more easily and you'd be amazed on what happens to the MPG post waxing (Goes up of course).

But the Roof... Now most roofs (yours included) are somewhat domed,, This means things that SLIDE tend to hit the ground.. at about 15 mph (I can work that out a bit more accurately if you wish)

I'd rather not slide off my roof.
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Need coach wiring diagram for a Damon 2002 intruder.
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Next paint your A/Cs any lighter color than black. Mine are silver matching the main outside color, looks better, runs cooler.
Any type of paint. Clear, white, purple ,Etc. will protect the plastic from disintegrating in the FL sun!
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Need coach wiring diagram for a Damon 2002 intruder.


I had this RV. Factory told me there are no prints. The guys on the floor wired however they wanted
PM me and maybe I can help

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