I have never seen such devastating fires like this last year. Personally, I blame the politicians and environmentalists that refused to let those who work the land burn off the underbrush. We did it for years in the high country where we ran cattle (mostly to clear dead trees) and there were no huge conflagrations.
At any rate, I'm certainly feeling the effects of it here. Just look at all the junk streaming off the roof of my rig. Of course much of it is from the sun's rays that cause oxidation of the roof coating, but it's never EVER been anywhere near this bad.
To make matters worse, it sticks like glue. You really have to brave the heights of a ladder in order to clean it off, and even then you never get it all. This was my task yesterday.
Even at the top of a ladder, I wasn't tall enough to get it really clean. By the way, do YOU have one of those motion sensor lights over your door? Did your lenses disintegrate like mine? TWICE? Yes, I replaced them once (at the same time as everyone else who complained they didn't even last one year), but alas, they are completely broken out. I was wondering why the light stayed on all the time.
More evidence of crud from the roof flowing down the side. This isn't even the worst side. Ugh ... I wasn't looking forward to this at all. I'm hoping to get it washed and waxed in Yuma, but am not sure the Park where I am staying will allow it.
Here's where all my RVing friends come in .... PLEASE PLEASE!! Either I posted something somewhere (which of course I will never find again) or someone ELSE posted something about something somewhere!! Just kidding. But really, there was a conversation about roof coatings.
The nice gentleman said he washed his roof, let it dry, then applied two coats of elastomeric coating with a paint roller. I actually did a screen shot so I would have the info, but of course cannot find it now. Does anyone have any information?
I know it would help if I knew the TYPE of roof I have, fiberglass or something else. Apparently it makes a difference on what product you use.
So my friends, this will be the first big project when I arrive in Arizona, or at least when the weather warms up a little. This just HAS to be done!! Maybe someone knows someone who knows someone. Actually, I could use a little help, so maybe there is even someone who does this sort of thing.
Not nearly as clean as I would like, but it's the best I can do. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to really scrub the top, so it's going to happen again with the next rain. Double and triple RATS!!
Yeah, you caught me. This picture is from last year because I forgot to take one of the finished product after washing. It's too dark to get one now, so I'll post it tomorrow.
In the meantime, I hope everyone has fun New Year's Eve party plans as we celebrate 2019. Who thought we would ever make it past Y2K? My big celebration will consist of a glass of wine in front of the fireplace snuggling with my two kids.
CHEERS to a GREAT 2019!!!