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Old 12-17-2017, 06:39 PM   #1
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Fantastic vent cover installation question.

We have a 2017 206 ltd Flagstaff popup.
With a fantastic fan and Santa brought us a early gift the black fantastic vent cover for the pop up. My question is: the roof is not strong enough to hold a six foot 240 pounds man. Do I place 2*6s from side to side, to sit on while installing. i don't know where the supports are and the distance between them. Any help is appreciated.

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We have a 2017 206 ltd Flagstaff popup.
With a fantastic fan and Santa brought us a early gift the black fantastic vent cover for the pop up. My question is: the roof is not strong enough to hold a six foot 240 pounds man. Do I place 2*6s from side to side, to sit on while installing. i don't know where the supports are and the distance between them. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you
I am following this. I have the same problem.

I usually send the boy up, but not sure he can manage this one on his own and I don't want a leaky roof. I have been up there before but have been careful to spread my weight out by crawling. Not sure I could do this long enough to install these. Before I was treating the slide seals so I had to be down low.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:10 PM   #3
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Why do you think it wont hold you ?
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:18 PM   #4
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it would seem there is minimal support, I don't need holes or leaks. Rather be safe then sorry. Heard about it when on top of tt have walk on supports bars.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:52 PM   #5
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Do what I do?

When you finish concrete you get a couple of pieces of 1/2" plywood to "walk" out on the fresh mud. Do the same on your trailer. Make the pieces wide enough to put both knees on at the same time. This takes your weight and instead of being in 20 sq. inches or so it moves it to hundreds of square inches.

I have a new Rockwood 2509S and have been up there 3-4 times and experienced nothing soft or squishy on my roof.
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:28 PM   #7
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Roof Walk

If in doubt, pay some lightweight guy or gal to do it. Then you won't have to do the work nor worry.
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We have a 2017 206 ltd Flagstaff popup.
With a fantastic fan and Santa brought us a early gift the black fantastic vent cover for the pop up. My question is: the roof is not strong enough to hold a six foot 240 pounds man. Do I place 2*6s from side to side, to sit on while installing. i don't know where the supports are and the distance between them. Any help is appreciated.

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Sounds like a good job for a half sheet of plywood or chipboard !!!
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:13 AM   #9
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Do you have to get full on the roof with it lowered???
Can't you lean in from the sides and do each side??

FWIW- I've put several roof vent covers on 3 different rigs.
I don't use the screws and nuts they include to attach to the existing
roof vent/fan.

I attach the brackets to the sides of the fan curb with SS sheet metal screws.
Drill the appropriate size pilot hole and screw the brackets on.
No fooling with screw- washer-lock washer- nut at least on the bracket to curb
installation.
And I agree with the half sheet of plywood suggestion if necessary.

Good luck!
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The LTD/Highwall series are the ONLY pop-ups with "Steel reinforcing" laminated into the Roof for the A/C! That being said maybe someone knows How the "Factory" installs the A/C units! 1-2 workers walking on roof,bridge crane to lower A/C unit,Do it outside by Helicopter? Also check how much the factory "Roof Workers Weight"! Youroo!!
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:35 PM   #11
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Thank you for all the recommendations and options. I believe I am going to use a ladder and go from side to side to install vent cover.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:56 AM   #12
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Thank you for all the recommendations and options. I believe I am going to use a ladder and go from side to side to install vent cover.
That's the way I clean our Sunseeker roof,,,
when I can't get a Grandson to do it !!!
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