Aprils Fools! Yea, right...well, it's true, I AM posting instead of working on the RV for a change!
Soooo, you might be asking if I ever really do leave my roof???
Well yes, I do. How do you think I wash the RV, check the tires, drive the RV, etc? ;-)
Anyhow, yes, I was on the roof again. And yes, I'm careful when I'm up there. Very careful.
No one wants to fall off an RV rooftop! And I take care of my foot while going up & down that ladder too, so please, don't worry.
I make sure that I have all my supplies before I get up there & I take the most minimal supplies up there.
Sooooo, why in the heck was I up there?
Because I've been looking at dirty roof vent covers for WAY too LONG!
So I decided to open all of them from the inside & get a bucket of cleaning solution to the rooftop to clean them. My first attempt was a spray bottle of solution & a rag. That didn't work well, I really needed a bucket of the stuff, so that worked way better.
Tip: Getting the bucket of cleaning solution was way easier by placing it on top of a ladder, then reaching from the RV ladder to place on the roof. Worked like a charm!
Bucket of cleaning solution.
Dirty roof vent. Yukky Poo.
Clean roof vent! Yay!
Why do my vents get so dirty? Because I adore fresh air, but by keeping them open, they get really, really dirty....it's pretty dusty here in these parts. It's been dry & windy, thus, my RV becomes a dirt collector.
I guess even RV's have to collect something?
I tried washing the gaskets - that didn't go well.
They were old & weathered.
Sooooo, the resolution was to go to an RV supply place & buy new gaskets.
I did that.
And I'm glad I did, they really, really needed replaced.
New gasket - bought 3 since I have 3 roof vents.
Note old gasket - yukky poo! I also took some wipe sheets up to clean around the frames when I took the old gasket off. Be careful when you do this. The sharp galvanized steel can cut you! I got a paper kind of cut from it.
Check out the old gasket above & below. It was so brittle that it was cracking.
Installing new gasket -- FRESH! NEW! IMPROVED! New AND Improved!! CLEAN! YAY!
Inside view - mucho bettero! All nice & clean now - ahhhhhhh.....
And if you are not yet dead of boredom, well, there's even a video! Which is pretty much the same as this post, just live! Yes, folks, live! Because it would be weird dead?
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~