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Old 04-09-2017, 03:25 PM   #1
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I'm a fat guy. I need to fix my roof. Weight Concerns

I weigh 300lbs. I need to fix my plumbing stack cover - I was washing my camper last week and the brush broke the cover off. Just 10 years of UV exposure.

I bought a new camco one and need to replace it. Its smack dab in the middle of the roof, so theres no getting to it from a ladder, I actually need to get on there.

Will the roof support me? Should I use some plywood to lay on to spread my weight out more? Or could that potentially cause more damage to the EDPM roof?
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:37 PM   #2
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Maybemhire a young boy that does not weigh your weight to do it under supervision.
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:47 PM   #3
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Maybemhire a young boy that does not weigh your weight to do it under supervision.
I thought about that, but I don't know anyone. My dad is the same size. (just a note - I'm not THAT fat. I'm 6'4" and pretty muscled), and my kids aren't old enough.
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:59 PM   #4
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First off, I'd replace it with a galvanized steel one, they never break. Secondly, I'd bribe a skinny neighbor to do it. 300 pounds on the roof in a concentrated spot (even with plywood) is asking for trouble. Or have your DW handle it...
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Fat or not, 300 pounds is only going to wind up doing damage.
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Old 04-09-2017, 04:05 PM   #6
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If ever there was a post made for craigslist this is it...

HELP WANTED $30 for two hours work... must weigh less than 200# and be able to work with supervision.
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Lay out an old blanket or tarp and place a sheet of 1/2 plywood on top of that.
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If ever there was a post made for craigslist this is it...

HELP WANTED $30 for two hours work... must weigh less than 200# and be able to work with supervision.
Man I have tried that so many times. I needed help painting my metal roof. Had 2 different day laborers no-show on me.

I've got a neighbor whose broke as crap, and you'd THINK he'd want odd-jobs like this, but if you offer, its always "oh, well, I gotta give the boy a bath" or "I promised I'd help the wife rearrange the furniture in the living room." Weren't you just complaining you can't make ends meet, and you'd rather do that than make a quick $40?

I think I'm just gonna take the risk of doing it myself, and use some lumber to spread the load out.
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:40 PM   #9
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Drive to the nearest interstate exit. Our closest interstate had no less than TWELVE 'homeless' folks today (guess church is out of the question for poor folks), and I did not see a single one older than 40, most younger. Go offer them $30 at END of job to come do it.

But.......be prepared to not be successful.

And to add a little levity, one guy had a sign saying "Why Lie? I need a joint!"....

Seriously.
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:55 PM   #10
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Drive to the nearest interstate exit. Our closest interstate had no less than TWELVE 'homeless' folks today (guess church is out of the question for poor folks), and I did not see a single one older than 40, most younger. Go offer them $30 at END of job to come do it.

But.......be prepared to not be successful.

And to add a little levity, one guy had a sign saying "Why Lie? I need a joint!"....

Seriously.
I see them on I75 at the 210 MM in Ohio all the time. You come up to the light and there they are with the 'Will work for food signs'. Problem is, they want money not food. Money for Heroin. Big problem around here.

Most of them look like 5 miles of bad road anyway.

Lay down a sheet of plywood and go for it. If you cave it in, call your insurance carrier and tell them a limb fell on it....
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Well...
you have no indication of your whereabouts...

If you are close to Cincy I can use the money!
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you have no indication of your whereabouts...

If you are close to Cincy I can use the money!
Times that tough in the Queen?
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times are not that tough, but if he is close I would help him out
I got the time...
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Well...
you have no indication of your whereabouts...

If you are close to Cincy I can use the money!
I am in fact. I live in Adams county, about 45 minutes down rt. 32 from 275.
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just an FYI...

I sent you a Private Message Sunday so we can communicate not using the message board...

Look under Your Notifications UPPER right side of the forum in case you missed it.
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times are not that tough, but if he is close I would help him out
I got the time...
This is great.

its wonderful how everyone on this board is so helpful.
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just an FYI...

I sent you a Private Message Sunday so we can communicate not using the message board...

Look under Your Notifications UPPER right side of the forum in case you missed it.
Nice job by offering to help out !
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I'm 6'-3" and 330 lbs. haven't been on our current RV roof, but did get on our old one (2005 with rubber roof) with no damage. I put some cardboard sheets out if the roof and laid a piece of plywood over them, then made sure to only scoot on my belly...NO standing!
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If ya can't figure a way to do it yourself, I'd take it to a bona-fide dealer/shop. Having some 3rd party ( Craigslist/homeless/Home Depot day laborer ), opens you up to serious litigation should they fall off the roof and get injured. Not worth it.

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