Monday, July 14, 2014

5th Wheel Cleaning

My project for this past weekend was to clean the roof. Mother nature had other plans, it dropped a branch almost as big as a tree onto our roof and it landed in our neighbors yard. In fact several branches bounced off of the roof and apparently no damage was done. AMAZING.

I had the roof and RV washed at the end of last year. He charged me $150.00, which for out here is CHEAP. This year, no way I’m paying that twice! So, I got my bucket, Dawn dishwashing liquid and started at the front and worked my way back.

The previous person did an ok job, the rig was clean but the important places like the caulk lines were still dirty and the glass was all spotted. Doing it myself it gets done right and I save good money.

Unfortunately my arms gave out so I stopped and took a break. I’ll be heading up there this weekend and completing the job. The slide tops are impossible to clean so I’m bringing my power washer to help. You have to be careful with them because there are seams that can be pulled apart if you’re not careful.

Why didn’t I use a power washer this weekend? I didn’t have it with me and when I get it into my head to do something I start no matter what. Smile  It was a great work out!

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4 comments:

Merikay MacKenna said...

Be careful with the power washer around the fridge vents, and bay door seems too. Blasting them directly can cause damage.

Erik's RV Blog said...

The only thing the power washer is going to be used for is the slide tops and I have to be careful there as well because of the seams.

JO said...

What a great job you did. I bet you were tired.

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

It is better that you clean off the debris as often as you can otherwise it starts to form a coating that the power washer won't even touch. Because of the surgery last year I didn't do it last year. When I cleaned it this year I was on my hands and knees with a scouring brush for nearly five hours.
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