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Up on the roof

I took me about two weeks to replace and clean around all of the vent and A/C covers on the fifth wheel. I tried several different cleansers around the vents before I installed the covers. CLR with mold and stain remover whitened the old rubber roof the best so I used it on the whole roof. Makes the roof look about five years newer again. I used it with a tire and wheel brush around the vents and then a bigger brush-mop on the rest of the roof.
7.3 psdman 09/23/17 07:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for fresh water drain

Glad that it was fresh water that gushed out at you. Were you taking videos in case it wasn't the fresh water valve?
7.3 psdman 09/23/17 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sanitizing the water system

I used about two cups of bleach for forty gallons- half a fresh water tank. Pumped some through the lines and when it came out of the faucets it smelled like a swimming pool. Waited a couple of days and decided to flush the toilet and add a cup of water from the faucet there was hardly any smell left at all. So I drained the fresh water tank. I plan on flushing the water lines with city water and then filling the fresh water tank about half full. I will drain the hot water tank too.
7.3 psdman 09/23/17 06:19am Tech Issues
Sanitizing the water system

I see that information about sanitizing the water system has turned to some peoples opinion on whether they think it needs to be done. Because everybody's circumstances vary it is sometimes practical to sanitize a water system that has sat for a long time. Sure you don't have to sanitize the system in your rv or house if you use it all of the time but when the rv sits for a half a year or longer whether it had water in the lines or not I will sanitize mine. My window air conditioner is used all summer but that doesn't stop mold from forming on the coils or front cover if it isn't cleaned. I like to read tips about things that I am doing to my rv. So I will look further to make sure that I don't miss anything.
7.3 psdman 09/21/17 03:15am Tech Issues
RE: Black spots on rubber roof

I removed some of my vents and and cleaned the area of the roof around the vents before installing the new ones. I found that using CLR with mold and stain remover turned the roof white again and got rid of most of the spots. I was really surprised at how white it became when I rinsed it down with water. I was using a tire and wheel brush for these small areas but I plan on using a brush mop on the rest of the roof and the awnings now. The bleach didn't do much for my roof.
7.3 psdman 09/21/17 03:00am Tech Issues
RE: Roof Top repairs.

I found cracks in the skylight and in the ceiling fan covers and lids and then while I was up there I noticed that the attic vent cover was broken and so I replaced the attic vent too. Then a friend asked me how my boat was holding up and I told him that I noticed some delamination of the plastic on the 12 gallon fuel tank. When I showed him he noticed that it had a hole clear through on one corner. So I ordered a new fuel tank just a different brand. I am learning that if you don't want plastic to break down under UV rays then it has to be covered.
7.3 psdman 09/13/17 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: I just cant understand...

I thought that the composting toilets and solar chargers were part of the survivalist mindset. If you have to suddenly live off grid, without any utilities. I believe in being ready for emergencies but I don't go crazy with it like some of these survivalists do. A lot can be learned from how our great grandparents lived.
7.3 psdman 09/03/17 11:03am RV Lifestyle
RE: Roof Top repairs.

Thanks for all of the help. I think that I can get the right parts now. The vent lid on the fantastic fan looks like it is ok so I just need 2 vent lids and 3 Maxxair covers plus the skylight cover that I ordered. You guys have been a ton of help.
7.3 psdman 09/03/17 10:54am Tech Issues
RE: Roof Top repairs.

You can buy replacement lids. But you need to know the make of the fan and the type of hinge on the original lid. Thanks! I will look for the parts then. I don't know if they call it a cover flap or what just yet but I have to go to a dealers for the stuff I need to install the skylight with anyway. I will try to find out more about the fan and see what I can order.
7.3 psdman 09/02/17 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Roof Top repairs.

If you haven't 'been on the roof in years', I'd be taking a real hard look at your seams and sealants while up there. In fact, I'd do that first. Yes! I recaulked the seams where they needed it but I didn't want this to sound like a long story. All four corners of the roof needed to be caulked and the whole front behind the trim that goes along behind where the cap meets the rest of the unit. That's when I decided to look for water damage inside and I found the shower skylight was cracked.
7.3 psdman 09/02/17 08:27pm Tech Issues
Roof Top repairs.

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7.3 psdman 09/02/17 06:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Roof Top repairs.

I hadn't been on the roof in years so when I went up there I found that the skylight above the shower was brittle and cracked and so were the covers above the roof vent fans. So I opened up one of the covers and found that crank open lid on the fan itself was deteriorating. So I ordered a new skylight but I want to know if I have to replace the whole fan to get another crank open lid or can those lids be replaced on the fan unit? Do some of these fans kits hold up to age and weather better than others. Replacing the whole fan and the rainproof covers could get into some serious bucks because I have three of them. Thanks!
7.3 psdman 09/02/17 06:37pm Tech Issues
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