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Old 09-15-2016, 10:42 AM   #15
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Well Dennis, that's those 'deplorable' Nascar fans from da sowth...

what were you thinking ?!?
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Wait till they all start jumping up and down when "their guy" wins the race. That won't be a pretty sight when the roof caves in, or somebody falls off. Maybe one or two people for maintenance is ok, but I wouldn't chance it just because others do it. But to each his own, and if something goes wrong just be prepared to pay the bill.
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:46 AM   #17
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After you get past the stupid, dangerous part; It cost me $6500 to have my roof replaced last year. Maybe chump change for you, but a big hit for me. ( not covered by insurance).

If your roof is membrane/ rubber roof the risk of a folding chair or anything else making a tear or hole is pretty big. In our case the small tear was repaired, the damage was the dry rot underneath before it was known and repaired.( by previous owner).

I take my shoes off now, when I must get on my new roof. Go rent temporary scaffolding, safer, and cheaper in the long run.
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Nor does it make it a bad move either. The OP asked a question and he's got lots of responses from people who THINK it's a bad idea, but no one has related a bad first hand experience.

I see hundreds of people on their roof at every race. If it was such a bad idea, wouldn't there be lots of problems and the word would get around to not do it?
If I'm not mistaken, the roof of my coach is two 3/4" pieces of plywood laminated together. That and the steel cage construction makes it a pretty stout platform.
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Methinks you ARE mistaken....(not only about it not being a bad idea to use a RV roof as a "viewing platform"... but also about how the roof of your Monaco coach is constructed).

But it is your coach ..(abuse it as often as you like).

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I'm not saying it's the smart thing to do or that you won't damage your roof. I'm just saying that lots of people do it and you just don't hear from people who damaged their RV while doing it. I wouldn't have any issue with three or four careful people watching the race from the top of my RV.
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Methinks you ARE mistaken....(not only about it not being a bad idea to use a RV roof as a "viewing platform"... but also about how the roof of your Monaco coach is constructed).

But it is your coach ..(abuse it as often as you like).

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Maybe Mel, but look at the sixth and 7th post in this thread. It mirrors my experience.

Dynasty roof construction
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i have carried 2',7' pcs of 3/8" plywood{easy to store in basement} and put then on roof and had 3 people on roof not 4-5 ..put chairs up there and good to go..
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Maybe Mel, but look at the sixth and 7th post in this thread. It mirrors my experience.
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"Maybe" is the key word.
I'm sure you are aware that "facts" found posted on internet forums are often nothing more that opinions..... (not necessarily "fact").

If you have not cut through your roof and actually measured the thickness you don't know how thick the roof substrate is, or how many layers there are...or if it even is plywood.

I happen to know that SMC, (Safari motor Coach, Inc.), used one layer of 1/2 inch thick plywood as the roof substrate under the Filon fiberglass roof on my coach.

NOTE: the above is not meant to be argumentative... (if it seems that way I apologize).

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"Maybe" is the key word.
I'm sure you are aware that "facts" found posted on internet forums are often nothing more that opinions..... (not necessarily "fact").

If you have not cut through your roof and actually measured the thickness you don't know how thick the roof substrate is, or how many layers there are...or if it even is plywood.

I happen to know that SMC, (Safari motor Coach, Inc.), used one layer of 1/2 inch thick plywood as the roof substrate under the Filon fiberglass roof on my coach.

NOTE: the above is not meant to be argumentative... (if it seems that way I apologize).

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It's all good Mel. I've been on top of my roof multiple times and it's very solid, with no give or bounce like I felt on my other RVs. I've also been up under the roof on the inside in the AC opening, AC vents and where the speakers are installed and there are definitely two thick pieces of plywood up there in those areas.
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Had mine installed at Trick Fab TRICKFAB in Senoia Ga. It is fastened to the tops of the walls, not the roof, so the weight travels down the walls to the frame, it puts less weight on the roof than an AC unit. They have done well over 600 decks and never seen a problem. If you are scared to do it, don't, but for those of us that have we enjoy having it.
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The factory website doesn't have a 2002 Intruder brochure, but here's the 2004 (pretty close, me thinks):
https://thormotorcoach.com/image/dat...4_intruder.pdf

It says: "Intruder’s roof is vacuum-bond laminated for superior strength and rigidity. It features an aluminum rafter support system with bowed rafters to maintain the roof’s crowned shape. A crowned roof (TPO) permits better water runoff, which helps
prevent leaks."

So, that is exactly like our Outlaw's roof. Being a Toy Hauler, Damon took extra time with the Outlaw (probably knowing us owners are bit crazy) and suggested that only 2-3 people should be on the roof at any one time.

We only allow soft soled shoes for those 2-3 people and NO CHAIRS.

Now....if the OP puts a plywood sheet on the roof to protect the TPO roof and spread the people's weight to the sidewalls, it might be safer for the RV - but spectator safety is another matter

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Our last 5er had a roof weight limit of 300#, according to the owners manual. That included air conditioners and anything else mounted on the roof. Never bothered to find out about our MH roof weight limit, as we're too old to be up there except for roof maintenance.
Putting plywood on an arched roof would be asking for an ambulance ride.
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I grew up in woods of western NC, so don't attack me haha . .. but those pictures of race fans, aren't they the ones whose last words often start with "hey, ya'll watch this"
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