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Posted: 02/23/12 08:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, has anyone used Oxi-Clean to clean their TT roof? I suspect it would clean well but I don't want to damage the roof?

Also, what would be a recommended treatment, if anything, afterwards?

Thanks in advance.


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Posted: 02/23/12 08:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wouldn't try it. Might be OK but then again it might not. Stay with cleaners made for the purpose just to be on the safe side.


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Posted: 02/24/12 06:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After cleaning the roof cover it with a Sunshield tarp when not camping.


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Posted: 02/24/12 06:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like the idea. How about trying it in a small area to see what happens. It can't be worse than what I've used; Soft Scrub with bleach!

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Posted: 02/23/12 09:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think you are to use mild, key word here, MILD detergent when cleaning the roof

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My 21T Komfort has a rubber roof.
I regularly get up on the roof and use Palmolive diswash soap.
I use an 10" wide truck brush (soft bristle) on a handle.
Dip it in a bucket of hot water to clean it.
I use my garden hose to rinse thoroughly.
I use the same materials to clean the siding and the awning.
I let it thoroughly dry here in the High Desert of Bend except I towel dry the windows.
My trailer looks better than your trailer.
I keep mine under cover.
I am a car guy.
I own a Porsche, Mercedes, and a Duramax, all of which I detail 30 - 50 times per year. My hotrod looks better than your hotrod.
There will be many who say Palmolive will destroy your trailer.
That has not been the case on this 10 year old trailer.
Flame away, fellas.

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Posted: 02/24/12 08:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know about Oxiclean. I have been using Spic-N-Span and a split bristle extendable handle RV brush. It does a pretty good job without being too aggressive. I hear Spic-N-Span is getting hard to find in some places though. Also, Murphy's Oil Soap has been mentioned as being ok, but I haven't tried that yet. Let us know how it works if you try Oxi.


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My neighbor has a big bay tree that was covered in berries this year. This week a huge flock of cedar waxwing birds migrated into our area. They gorged themselves on these berries then flew to the tree over my camper and roosted. Then we had a light rain. The sides of the camper had many red streaks down them, particularly on the front end cap. Yesterday, I used a mild detergent plus oxiclean to wash the poop off. It did a pretty good job and no apparent damage to the roof. I had to use a buffer and a mild abrasive to get the streaks off the fiberglass front cap though. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again if need be.

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Posted: 02/24/12 08:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lowsuv wrote:

My 21T Komfort has a rubber roof.
I regularly get up on the roof and use Palmolive diswash soap.
I use an 10" wide truck brush (soft bristle) on a handle.
Dip it in a bucket of hot water to clean it.
I use my garden hose to rinse thoroughly.
I use the same materials to clean the siding and the awning.
I let it thoroughly dry here in the High Desert of Bend except I towel dry the windows.
My trailer looks better than your trailer.
I keep mine under cover.
I am a car guy.
I own a Porsche, Mercedes, and a Duramax, all of which I detail 30 - 50 times per year. My hotrod looks better than your hotrod.
There will be many who say Palmolive will destroy your trailer.
That has not been the case on this 10 year old trailer.
Flame away, fellas.

First of all, you should not use a 10" wide brush. 9" is the maximum. And you forgot to mention when towel drying the windows, only use a microfiber towel. LMAO.

Otherwise, if you read the literature from the manufacturers of the rubber used on these roofs, what you do is actually the recommended practice. And since you detail your vehicles so many times each year, you probably won't mind if I slip one of my Fords in there will you?


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My experience is that if I wash my trailer right after returning , it is easier to get the bugs off the front. And the bird poop off the roof. I do wash it after every outing, without exception. I keep it under a carport type cover which helps.
I learned many years ago that a truck brush would leave small micro scratches in my black 1977 Blazer which was new at the time. Even though I waxed it a half dozen times per year. I stopped using my truck brush on any car surface.
My Motorhome had fiberglass sides and my TT's have had corrugated aluminum so the truck brush is good enough.
Regarding washing the cars. I have a 4 car garage with drains in the floor and I wash them inside much of the year , especially in freezing conditions.

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