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TimHolt 08-19-2016 05:56 PM

How much weight on the roof?
 
On Harvey the RV, my 2010 Greyhawk 31FS, I need to do the yearly roof maintenance.

Question is: How much weight can the roof hold? I was thinking of bringing the power washer up on there (it is about 25-30 pounds), but I am a 260 pound guy and don't want to see a big hole where once I stood...

Paintinfool3 08-19-2016 06:06 PM

how long is your hose ... myself I would leave pressure washer off the roof and just bring the hose up there

abarkl 08-19-2016 06:11 PM

I would yield more caution and observe the weight limit loaded onto the rear ladder if there's one.
Other than that many owners doing their own roof maintenance will use large pieces of plywood while walking on the roof top.

ALJO 08-19-2016 06:15 PM

Just watch the Jayco roof video on their site, that will tell you enough.
If you put your pressure washer on the roof be sure to put something underneath in order not to damage the roof. Be careful around the A/C seal with a pressure washer gun.

Paintinfool3 08-19-2016 06:26 PM

I guess it depends on pressure washer and pressure also. Mine is 13 horsepower and 400psi and weighs a lot lol

wanderlust 08-20-2016 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paintinfool3 (Post 440200)
how long is your hose ... myself I would leave pressure washer off the roof and just bring the hose up there

I purchased and extension hose for my pressure washer, or raise up the compressor with "something" but not on the roof.

TimHolt 08-20-2016 08:17 AM

Thanks all..
Will keep the washer on the ground..I think the hose will reach.

nevermind 08-20-2016 10:10 AM

I'm thinking out loud here... I'd be concerned with blowing a hole through the membrane using a PW. How clean does a roof have to be? Would a bucket of soapy water and a stiff boat brush on a long handle do the same job but much more safely?

Jagiven 08-20-2016 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nevermind (Post 440344)
I'm thinking out loud here... I'd be concerned with blowing a hole through the membrane using a PW. How clean does a roof have to be? Would a bucket of soapy water and a stiff boat brush on a long handle do the same job but much more safely?

X2!!!!

I just bring the hose, carwash brush, and a bucket. It takes no time at all to clean.

Your body weoght.is not an issue.

wanderlust 08-20-2016 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nevermind (Post 440344)
I'm thinking out loud here... I'd be concerned with blowing a hole through the membrane using a PW. How clean does a roof have to be? Would a bucket of soapy water and a stiff boat brush on a long handle do the same job but much more safely?

I was thinking the same thing.


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