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Old 04-14-2013, 01:51 AM   #1
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Roof Maintenance

I have a question about roof mant. on our tt. We bought a used 301bhd last fall and I want to recoat and caulk the roof, but I don't have any manuals on the camper and haven't received any feed back from FR as of yet. First I would like to know what products to use and second what the roof load rating is. I'm 6'7" and 310lbs, so I'm unsure if the roof would support me or should I have this done at a service center. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:58 AM   #2
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How long did you play in the NFL?? Lol. I'm new to the travel trailer world but I would be hesitant to get on top of a camper at your size. Hopefully someone with more experience can give you better insight.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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I weigh a bit more than you and I have no problem going on my roof. My wife doesn't like it because she thinks I will fall off. If you have the money you can let someone else do it but it isn't hard to do it yourself.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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A small pc of plywood across the roof rafters will help spread out the weight. You can and should use Dicor lap sealant on your roof just apply to any cracks you see around your vents and sky lights and make shore you do the front and rear seams this is were most of the leaks start also not a bad to check the corner trims and window seals
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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I thought about the plywood but I wasn't sure if it might damage the roof.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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I would just sand the edges so there is no sharp edges and it should be good to go
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X2 what Bill said. I do that if I have a long project up there. I make sure to lift the plywood and not drag it on the EPDM.
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My flagstaff is fine with my 215 lbs up there. I would advise caution when kneeling though.

That puts a lot of weight on a small area and once I noticed a slight crunching noise as I moved around.

I wear the big gel insert knee pads when working up there now....
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #9
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one thing not mentioned here.. make sure your shoes are clean. Gravel in your shoes could tear the roof material. I personally wear slip off type shoe when I'm going on the roof and I remove them once up there. I have a bunch of no slip socks from multiple knee surgeries that I wear on the roof.
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