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Old 07-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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Wondering if anyone uses home made boards,etc.. to use when walking on the roof of their MH for cleaning and such--and is there any need to. I feel kinda funny when I walk on the roof and always try to walk around the edges Have a 1996 HR---Vince
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I walk on them all day at work.
Only the FEMAs I have an issue with cause they have cheap roofs.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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And please explain what a FEMA is. Is this an acronym for some brand? Thanks.
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It is probably trailers built for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Yes, Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers. Cheap housing units that went to waste and were built as cheap as possible.
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Rv roof will normally support a person. I wear old boat shoes just used on the roof to avoid damage to rubber roof. (gravel, grease etc) Fiberglas roofs can be slippery.

(without getting sideways-)
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And please explain what a FEMA is. Is this an acronym for some brand? Thanks.
More info here: $229,000 FEMA trailers - NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams | NBC News
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We don't use boards - too much of a chance of getting a rip if one shifts while walking on it.

Instead, we use beach shoes - the light weight ones you can get at any sporting goods store. They won't leave marks on your roof & they provide traction, especially when washing when it can get slippery up there.

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I treat my roof much like my kitchen floor with one or two major differences.. Walk all over it, no boards or any special consideration save one..

I avoid the edges

I'm over 300 pounds

(The other special consideration is getting on/off the ladder)
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Most RV roofs are capable of supporting one person. If the roof gives when I step onto it I identify the roof supports and only step on them (16" OC). I never did use a wood board on my EPDM roof for fear of puncturing it and sustaining water damage.

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I treat my roof much like my kitchen floor with one or two major differences.. Walk all over it, no boards or any special consideration save one..

I avoid the edges

I'm over 300 pounds

(The other special consideration is getting on/off the ladder)
At my age the OEM ladder is off-limits. I use a 13' Cosco folding/extension ladder, it's much easier to climb/descend and at a comfortable angle. I can use it for cleaning the entire windshield too.(can't use a squeegee on a curved windshield)
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I've been all over my roof and have felt no soft spots or give. But I only weigh in at a buck seventy.
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