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Old 03-10-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Roof Maint - Getting Started

The roof on my '87 Holiday Rambler needs some TLC. I am planning on replacing the seam down the middle, lapping all the vents/pipes/etc. My first question is whether I need to lay some boards cross wise over the roof to lay on when working or is the roof designed to handle someone on it?h

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From what I've read, you should lay down a half sheet of 3/16 plywood to distribute the weight on the roof.

Do you have a EDPM rubber roof or aluminum

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Hi Glenn,

While many of the lower end travel trailers have very delicate roof structures, your big ol' HR Presidential should have a very stout roof. Unless there is water damage and rot, then you could probably play basketball up there.

I'm guessing you have an aluminum roof rather than EPDM rubber so I am trying to picture what you mean when you say, "replacing the seam down the middle". Can you explain a little better?

Also, have you heard of "Eternabond" sealing tape? Highly recommended. Perhaps that is all you mean - that is you want to run a sealing tape along any seams, pipes, vents, etc.
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