RV roof care in sun? Cool coat, etc.

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Bulbakip

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Hi!
I have a travel trailer with the ,I belive, standard rubber roof. I live in Arizona, USA (very sunny) and looking for tips to keep my roof well maintained as well as doing things to insulat my rv more from the sun and heat outside.

Would it be better to do some sort of treatment before applying cool coat paint or will the paint be enough to treat and preserve the roof as well? Thank you!
 

Kevin D Pem

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AZ
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1983
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Alpinelite
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26'
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2016 Ram 1500
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Yes
You should clean the roof to remove all deposits. My personal favorite is tropi-coat 100% pure silicone by Henry's. It was designed for any kind of roof, yes even rubber. When applied per henry's instructions carries a lifetime warranty. Will in fact lower temp in the rig, and when applied to the plastic vent covers reduce sunlight damage to the plastic. That is the only coating I will use on an RV. You can get it at Home depot.

Side note: It is the only coating I know of that will not crack in the future.
 

Bulbakip

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You should clean the roof to remove all deposits. My personal favorite is tropi-coat 100% pure silicone by Henry's. It was designed for any kind of roof, yes even rubber. When applied per henry's instructions carries a lifetime warranty. Will in fact lower temp in the rig, and when applied to the plastic vent covers reduce sunlight damage to the plastic. That is the only coating I will use on an RV. You can get it at Home depot.

Side note: It is the only coating I know of that will not crack in the future.
Great thanks!
 

RvOwner

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Arizona is very sunny area with some of the months having scorching heat. This sunlight is the real enemy for rubber roofs because the rubber will start melting or displacing from certain areas or show bumps in the roof. To avoid all of these potential roof damages, use a premium sealant “RV Roof Magic”. This is the only butyl rubber liquid in the world of RV’s that will never require a primer or thinner to mix with it.

It has a 30 year history of success, so you do not need to worry about the results because its new and refined rubber composition is a one stop solution for various roofing issues of the camper. You can use it to seal the cracks and leakages for the horizontal as well as vertical surfaces.

As you are living in Arizona, keeping in mind the temperature there, I can say with confidence that it is the best option for you because it will formulate a strong insulated membrane that helps to maintain the inside temperature even in the scorching sunlight of Arizona.


 

Gronk

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