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Old 09-14-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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Roof Walking

How many of us refrain from walking around on the roof of our Motorhomes? We see many people lean a padded ladder against the side and stretch across to do maintenance. We also saw an entire family up there stargazing!

What is your opinion?

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Old 09-14-2010, 10:18 AM   #2
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Personal opinion but, I would not walk on a rubber roof. I do walk on my fiberglass roof but only if absolutely necessary for maintenance.

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Old 09-14-2010, 10:25 AM   #3
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...Another personal opinion;
The family that stargazes on a MH roof together ...can all fall through the roof at the same time!
I believe the question of an individual walking on the roof is specific to the MH itself... whether it was initially constructed to allow such ...and whether it is still in good enough condition to support the weight.
I don't think any particular type of roof is damaged by carefull treading with soft sole shoes ...just an opinion.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:26 AM   #4
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I walk on the roof (BriteTek) for cleaning, maintenance and raising and lowering the solar panels. I wouldn't have the whole family up there stargazing, though!

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Old 09-14-2010, 10:36 AM   #5
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Another personal opinion , but how can you do the maintenance etc on the roof if you cannot walk on it. I agree, a party could pose a problem and the 'party' could be in for a big surprise when they all end up somewhere in between the top and bottom of the MH.. or TT , etc.
I have been on top of our MH , my son has been on top of it, but we have not been on it at the same time but I don't think I would have a problem with it. 'How can I supervise him if I am not there watching "
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I would and do walk on my EPDM roof all the time... There are important things to be done up there
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:45 PM   #8
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Same here. Only to inspect or perform maintenance.
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I CAREFULLY walk on mine like the karate kid to fix whatever and cleaning. Yes, I wash the roof periodically. Stored under an Oak tree.
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I spoke with Four Wind teck, he said only if you need to do repairs etc.. I went up to remove my a/c covers to paint to match the coach paint and to install vent covers. You need sea legs to move around up there.
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I go on the roof several times each year to perform maintenance, etc. I think that the key is to make sure that there is nothing sharp on the bottom of your shoes and nothing sharp on the roof that could cause damage. I also try not to walk near the vents and other areas that have seam sealant on them. Never had any problems.
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I was on my roof doing some work just yesterday.. I do wear soft souls and make sure I've not picked up any gravel, but then I do that all the time.
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I walk on our fiberglass roof all the time. It's a great place from which to take sunset pictures. I also inspect the caulk several times a year, I clean the roof several times a year, and remove and clean the Max-Air covers several times a year. I would hesitate, however, to have more than a couple of people on the roof at the same time, and I wouldn't take chairs up there to watch races like I have seen some people do.
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Don't do it often - I don't bounce as high as I used to.

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