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Old 07-05-2020, 02:52 PM   #1
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As part of routine maintenance on our 2017 Dynamax Isata 3, I know I need to examine all roof penetrations to ensure that the caulking hasn't cracked or shrunk. Before I jump by 160lb body on the roof, I would like to know if the system is structurally sound enough to allow me to crawl around and add new sealant where it's required.

If there are some tricks or "watch outs", please advise. The coach is three years old, and while we haven't experienced any leaks, I'd like to make sure that our status as "dry" continues.
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Old 07-05-2020, 03:56 PM   #2
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My advice is, in order to examine your calking yourself, you'll eventually have to climb up onto your roof or get your dealership to examine for any abdominal calking that needs addressed with some touch ups. Eventually this is going to happen sooner or later. If you choose to do it yourself, be careful and safely. It's just part of owning an investment that takes maintenance at different times of year.
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Old 07-05-2020, 04:18 PM   #3
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As part of routine maintenance on our 2017 Dynamax Isata 3, I know I need to examine all roof penetrations to ensure that the caulking hasn't cracked or shrunk. Before I jump by 160lb body on the roof, I would like to know if the system is structurally sound enough to allow me to crawl around and add new sealant where it's required.

If there are some tricks or "watch outs", please advise. The coach is three years old, and while we haven't experienced any leaks, I'd like to make sure that our status as "dry" continues.
When I walk my 210# body across the roof of my trailer I don't just "walk", over the years I've developed a "shuffle". Once up the ladder and standing on a firm spot I move one foot forward and start to transfer weight to it. If it doesn't feel secure I stop. If it feels secure I repeat with other foot. If there is damage to the roof deck below the EPDM or TPO covering you'll feel the roof yield considerably and usually with some "crunching" heard and felt.

At 160# I'm sure you'll find your roof more than sturdy enough. Most people who are "too large for their roof" are also too large for the ladder and/or don't want to climb on it anyway.

Just don't STOMP.
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