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Old 09-01-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Roof-mount for Honey Wagon

We would like to store/carry our new 42 gal Barker honey wagon on the roof of our MH, using Barker's bracket kit. Any words of wisdom or concerns we should think about before attaching brackets to the roof?
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Yes...secure that puppy well. With 40 gallons in there, that could make for a pretty crappy stop!
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It would be stored empty. My primary concern is around screwing brackets into the roof and sealing them thoroughly to avoid leaks.
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I"m not sure that I would like to secure the "blue boy" to the roof of MY motor home with any fastener that would compromise the integrity of the roof membrane and/or substructure. I don't know your circumstances for using the "blue boy" with your motor home, but most motor homes have adequate black water capacity to accomodate lengthy periods of use before having to dump. I realize that grey water accumulates much more quickly than black;however, judicious showers, use of campground facilities, and other means to reduce the amount of accumulations would make more sense to me than taking the steps you outlined for securing the tank to the roof of the motor home. But then, I don't know your reasoning behind the decision, so I certainly don't mean to judge, simply offer my opinion.

Good luck with whatever choice you decide to make.

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It would be stored empty. My primary concern is around screwing brackets into the roof and sealing them thoroughly to avoid leaks.
I was just giving you a hard time! I, too, would be resisting drilling any extra holes in the roof of my RV for brackets. If I did, I understand that Eternabond tape seals very well.

Can you attach it to a carrier on your trailer hitch? If it's already used, they make some dual hitches that might be used.
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my question is
HOW the heck are you going to get it up there? even empty


my 25 gallon blue pot is HEAVY
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I would pull it up with a rope, but am now thinking the ladder is going to become a risk as it get older. I'm 64 now. Full.Monte's idea about the dual hitch with a cargo carrier shelf sounds like a good solution and could be used for other things when the Blue Boy isn't needed. Thanks.
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First lay the brackets down and mark where they will go using some kind of marker (Felt tip pen?)

Then

Lay down Dicor caulk, (This may be applied to the bottom of the bracket if you wish) then lay the bracket on top of it, then screw right through it, then lay down some more Dicor on to of the screw head/bracket.

Do not use the "Self leveling" kind, use the other (mounding) kind.

This is how all the brackets on my roof are secured.
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