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Old 07-20-2018, 06:30 PM   #1
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Roof Maintenance

Looking for thoughts on roof maintenance while I have a few weeks before I leave on another trip. The dealership that sold it to me stressed roof maintenance at every level of the buying process from touring different models to when I was closing on the 5er. I appreciated that but I still donít have an idea of the best route to take on maintenance.

I go up top after every trip and blow it then sweep it before I put it in storage. I walk across the top with a caulking gun in case I see something that looks fishy. I have actually washed it once and put some sort of rubber roof treatment on it but not terribly confident that wasnít a waste of time.

Any thoughts or habits that will be helpful? Iím not trying to find one more thing to do but their message about taking care of the roof came through loud and clear. Would like to know what works for others.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:00 PM   #2
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Cleaning it good and checking for suspect caulking is about the best you can do.
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I had a cheap electric power washer, maybe 1,200 psi? I would get it up on the roof about 2-3 times a year and with a bucket of Spic & Span and a soft brush wash and power wash the roof. Then inspect for caulking cracks or spots where it looked suspect. Sometimes needed to peel off the old caulk and reapply. My roof looked brand new when i sold the trailer after 10 years of use and never one leak anywhere. When standing up on the roof where I could look out at the other trailer roofs, you notice how many were in neglected shape, all black looking and you know the caulking must be in the same condition. Worked for me.
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