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Old 04-14-2016, 06:07 AM   #1
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Pallets on the roof ?

I'm looking for advice ? My 33' 5th. wheel is parked on wooded lot year round now under tall pines , Worried about coming back and finding limbs thru a leaking roof I'm considering putting wooden pallets on the roof as a buffer ? Any thoughts ? Thank you in advance .

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Old 04-14-2016, 06:13 AM   #2
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Hello Not sure how the roof membrane would stand up to this. Might consider a shed type pole and beam structure to cover the fifth wheel and slides to protect everything.

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Old 04-14-2016, 06:14 AM   #3
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As sure as I did something like that the limb would just miss the pallet and got thru roof anyway.

Don't see where a pallet would stop much. I just make sure I had good insurance.

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Old 04-14-2016, 06:26 AM   #4
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I would guess the amount of pallets required to cover your roof would weigh in the neighborhood of 650 - 750 lbs? And would probably have one heck of a lot of protruding nail heads and splinters that would easily put pin holes in the membrane.

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Old 04-14-2016, 06:49 AM   #5
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Thx. , I have a rubber mat the size of the pallet to put under to protect the membrane . I appreciate your feedback.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:10 AM   #6
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Sounds like a lot of weight to me.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:13 AM   #7
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How about a carport like Carolina carports
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:03 PM   #8
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You need the roof clear to promote the drying of it after rains, covering it with pallets or anything else, IMHO would trap moisture and promote mold and mildew.
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:18 PM   #9
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A pallet will not stop much of anything coming down and if something does fall on it the damage will most likely be worse vs. having no pallets
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:46 PM   #10
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I tend to agree with the other posters. Pallets could create a moisture problem and add a fair bit of weight especially went they're wet.

A proper roof structure is the best way to protect your 5er, but it wouldn't be cheap and you may or may not have the right to erect a structure. If it's not an option, hopefully you'll be able to keep the trees trimmed back sufficiently. I'm able to store mine at a cousin's farm in an open area away from trees.

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