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Old 05-31-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Getting on the roof to service

I have a Salem 23fbl and am in need of servicing around the vents on the roof. Do I need to lay a piece of plywood or something up there before I put my 190lbs on it? It is a 2006 and I really haven't had to do much up there but I need to recaulk around the vents etc. This is a light version so there is no ladder or roof storage.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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I weigh 286, no problems, I don't put anything on there. (I weighed 329 at one time and went up there, no problems.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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I have a Salem 23fbl and am in need of servicing around the vents on the roof. Do I need to lay a piece of plywood or something up there before I put my 190lbs on it? It is a 2006 and I really haven't had to do much up there but I need to recaulk around the vents etc. This is a light version so there is no ladder or roof storage.
I also weigh around 190. The roof creaks and moans, but so far no problems. I do not use any kind addition to distribute the weight. I am careful to wear soft, clean soled shoes, or go barefoot.
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I have a 2306 and weigh around 180 and had no issues - as long as you are not jumping on the roof you will be fine.
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I have a Salem 23fbl and am in need of servicing around the vents on the roof. Do I need to lay a piece of plywood or something up there before I put my 190lbs on it? It is a 2006 and I really haven't had to do much up there but I need to recaulk around the vents etc. This is a light version so there is no ladder or roof storage.
I would be more afraid of inadvertently damaging the TPO or Rubber roof by mishandling the hunk of plywood or moving it around , than by walking on the roof.

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Thanks for the advice. I went up yesterday to check things out. I layed a carpet down first and got over my fear of damaging something. I installed a vent hood and washed the roof so I can evaluate what I need to do. It has been raining almost non stop here so I wanted to get something done while there was a break in the weather.

We are leaving Saturday for Yellowstone but due to the weather here some of the maint. issues will have to wait. There are no leaks to worry about so it's not a big deal.
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