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Old 12-30-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Working On the Roof & Slideouts

Re: 2005 Designer Series -Thanks to all for the great product advice/information on Eternabond. I weigh 200 lbs. Is the roof of my RV strong enough to support my weight as I walk around, laying down the eternabond? Also, I need to do some sealing work on top of the slideouts. Will they sustain my weight? The information folks participating in this forum have given me in the past six months has saved me lot's of work and money. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:02 AM   #2
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The main roof will hold you but I would stay off the slides and work them from ladders.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:17 AM   #3
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I would not stand on any slide out. The roof will support your weight just be careful, you can damage the rubber roof if you have rough shoes.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:23 AM   #4
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Yep, I`ve been on my roof and I go close to 200. As said I would not walk on the slides.
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I am just over 200 and no problems.. just dont go jumping around on the roof... and before you climb the ladder wipe the soles of your shoes off to dislodge any stones or glass chips that may be in the tread.
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I dont like to stand on my roof for a number of reasons, but biggest one is safety - it is really easy to hit a slick spot and off you go. I sit on my butt and scoot around. It gives a better weight distribution radio (the ratio is proportional to your butt size so mine is pretty good...
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:50 PM   #7
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Like others have stated, avoid placing any weight on the slides and work from a sturdy ladder.

Since you will be spending a little time moving around on the roof with the Eternabond project, I would recommend laying down a thin piece of plywood to distribute your weight a little, and it will also protect the rubber roofing material as well. Just the repeated act of moving around in the same place on the rubber roof may compromise the adhesive (glue) holding the rubber material in place, scuff/cut the rubber, etc..

Just be careful up there, don't work alone .

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Old 12-30-2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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Thanks for the great input
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Always be in stocking feet and don't pivot on the balls of your feet. That could stretch the roofing membrane.
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Great insight...thanks
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