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Old 07-14-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Will roof take my weight and general roof cleaning questions?

2014 Tracer 2670... just wondering if i can safely walk on roof without harming it? i weight around 205 pounds. i will probably not wear sneakers on there in fair of tearing it and will put slippers on.. i have never gone on top of this roof yet in the year that i owned the camper as my dealer does a free inspection every 6 months..but i would like to venture up there sometime this summer to perhaps clean it and sweep it off(lots of pine needles).
Are there any precautions for the primetime roofs other then not falling off the camper LOL.... and as far as cleaning, i have heard some say that cleaning can actually shorten the life, while some say cleaning is a must... i know its epdm.. i was thinking of just using DAWN soap and water and a sponge.. i dont want it brand new clean, just want to touch it up some.... is dawn ok? or what should I use? thanks,
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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Yes it can take your weight. It is a full walk on roof.

That being said, tread lightly. Try and walk on the roof trusses whenever possible.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Dumb question

how do i know where the roof trusses are? are they obvious? thanks
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:27 AM   #4
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Washing the roof with a mild soap will really help reduce streaks and dirt on the sides of the camper. The gutters help a lot, but still worth washing the roof once or twice a season. Also gives you a chance to inspect the caulking and seals. One thing to keep in mind - as you wash you are usually backing up to do the next section - be aware of what is behind you - like a skylight...
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:53 PM   #5
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be aware of what is behind you - like a skylight...
Talking from experience it sounds like! <yoda>
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After a few times treading carefully, you will learn where the soft spots are and avoid them. At 240 pounds, I was worried about going up there, but you really do need to sometimes.
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I walked softly on my 2670....did a little hands and knee stuff too. Some spots will have some flex to them.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:57 PM   #8
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Suggest you leave your slippers in the bedroom and wear your sneakers when you go up on the roof. You don't want to be slipping when you're up there. The rubber soles won't cause any problems and might just save your neck!
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Talking from experience it sounds like! <yoda>
No, actually I read that advice on FRF. But it would be easy to do.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:34 PM   #10
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Wear golf shoes if you are concerned about slipping off, I go bare footed about every 2 weeks and wash it . not worried about falling or slipping off the 12 ft height
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