Did not know where else to enter this 'topic':
Roof Maintenance for 40 foot Safari Cheetah, 3 slides (2004 Monaco product?)
Just returned from local Camping World in Katy, TX where "Preventative Roof Maintenance" was performed for $400. This consisted of 'washing' the white (rubber-based? ) roof. They claimed the use of brushes, a cleaning solution (?), removal of 'flaking' paint and 'paint dust'. They recommended we continue with their 'sealing' process which costs $900!
Now, I have, in the past 3 years, gotten on top, used a dishwashing detergent and long-handled brush to remove any debris/stains, that I could. There were areas around the usual roof top, covers for appliances and vents that did require some attention. I used the thick, white paint-like product that Camping World sold, and carefully applied around these areas with a generous coat to close up any cracks, etc.
This roof is covered 'most of its life' by an open-front shelter and is on the road about 2 months out of the year, on average. We have never experienced a leak even during the heaviest rain storms.
The Camping World team who performed the 'washing' treatment in the last two days suggested I would need 6 tubes of their 'self-leveling' caulk. Their suggestion was that the roof coating was wearing thin resulting in a generous amount of white dusty powder. I am dubious that this may just be a 'selling jig'.
What is the most likely 'chemistry', and traditional life of the white rubberized roof material that was available in the 2004 time frame? The coach has been sheltered 80% of its life.
In your best opinion, 'am I covered', or do I need to go the full measure of a 'roof sealing'?