So we are just back from 3 days in the mountains in our ROO 21RS and we now have a leak in the bathroom sky light. We had a huge thunderstorm and ended up with water on the floor .... not good. Now I must admit that I have not been on the roof to inspect the joints as I know that I should have been, inspections have been limited to a quick look over the edge from a ladder.
I don't get on at all with heights so this is a bit of an issue.
I have done quite a bit of searching and the skylight issue seems common, but ours doesn't appear to be cracked as others are. I sent the DW up tonight to have a closer look and some of the Dicor sealant seems a little cracked but nothing too bad. Anyway we obviously need to do something about it, and in this case the "we" will mean the DW. So I have a couple of questions
1) Is the roof of the ROO strong enough for a 160lb DW to stand on, or should we put up some plywood to spread the load just in case ?
2) Given that the skylight has started to leak, it is probably prudent to reseal all the other areas of the roof. So is Eternabond worth the extra $$$, bearing in mind that the roof is more than likely going to continue to be neglected as far as inspections go.
3) How easy is eternabond to apply ? The DW is reasonably handy, as she has been press ganged at various times in our marriage to be a lumberjack, builder, plasterer, plumber and generally "can you hold this honey ?" type of gal. I have no doubts that applying Dicor would be a walk in the park for her, and probably the eternabond as well for that matter.
Having removed the internal section of the skylight to dry it all out, interesting to see what is probably a 1/4" plywood top skin with white expanded polystyrene then another 1/4" plywood skin on the inside. I can only assume that there are some roof ribs somewhere up there holding it all together.
Any input will be greatly welcomed as we only have 10 days to get it fixed before we are off again camping.