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Old 05-21-2017, 11:06 PM   #1
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best roof uv protection?

we just bought a 2017 windsport 29m and I want to be proactive in protecting the rubber roof and paint/decals from the brutal South Carolina sun. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:52 PM   #2
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The roof on Thor coaches is made from a material called TPO which is a thermoplastic and very tough! Routine cleaning with soap, water, and a soft brush is about all you really need to do. Check the caulking about every six months. The paint and decals just need routine washing and waxing. After a good first waxing you can use equal parts McQuires Gold and Turtle Wax Wash n Wax mixed in water to wash the coach, really keeps it shining. I lived in Florence, SC for 12 years, know how bad it can get, and if you think SC is bad try Texas!!! Hope this helps.

Go to the Class A mods section and read the threads on Jerry's Hurricane mods, applies to any 29M. Lots and lots of great ideas from several 29M owners. We used to go to Myrtle Beach and stay at Apache in the winter, rates are really cheap then. Hope you enjoy your coach!!!
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:51 AM   #3
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X2 on the McQuires/Turtle Wax mix & agree on roof care also, wash/rinse only.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:46 PM   #4
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Agree with above. Only thing I would add if treatment of skylight and any plastic parts on roof. Several times a year I coat those with 303 Protectant. A few years in Florida' and the UV will turn almost any plastic or PVC brittle.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:22 PM   #5
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TPO roof on 2013 Four Winds?

Slight Hi-jack of thread- if any knows if the roof of a 2013 Four Winds is TPO that would be great- feels like a pretty hard slight plastic surface? The info that i pulled off line for this model does not say....
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:37 PM   #6
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Slight Hi-jack of thread- if any knows if the roof of a 2013 Four Winds is TPO that would be great- feels like a pretty hard slight plastic surface? The info that i pulled off line for this model does not say....
Its TPO.

To protect vent covers the best thing is to add covers, skylight definitely use 303!!!
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