Can I Safely Go On The Roof Of My Travel Trailer To Clean It?
(near Victoria, BC, Canada)
I am trying to figure out how I would clean the roof as well as keep up maintenance so I don't have any problems in the future. I have seen others stand on their roof using a pressure washer and I was wondering if this was such a good idea?
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As long as you are comfortable with going on top of the roof, you should be OK. The roof of most RVs should be strong enough to support you as long as you walk lightly. I would not recommend going up there and jumping up and down or using a Pogo Stick. If you get up on your roof and you do not feel like you are getting enough support, you can always take a sheet of plywood to stand on to help spread out your weight.
Cleaning and inspecting the roof of an RV should be part of every RV owner’s routine maintenance. The cleaning and inspection of the RV roof should be done 2 or 3 times a year. The key point to remember is safety as you are going to be working with soap and water on a potentially slippery surface, so non-slip shoes are a must.
So as long as you take the proper precautions mentioned above you should be fine.
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