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Old 03-30-2015, 05:21 AM   #1
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Roof repair

I want to get up on my roof and check out the condition. I weight 280 lbs, is it safe to do so?

Also from looking at the roof while perched on the ladder it appears powdery with many black spots. I was thinking it looks like it needs to be scrubbed down then possibly recoated or resealed? Any advice or experience would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:30 AM   #2
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The roof is not a problem, but I think the ladder is only rate for 250 pounds if I remember correctly. The rubber roof material can be cleaned with a stiff brush and dawn dish detergent. I have never sealed the rubber membrane on any of our rigs, but there are some who have.

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Old 03-30-2015, 05:34 AM   #3
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Your weight should be a non issue. A 7 year old roof will show some dis-coloring. I use Dawn with a touch of bleach, let the suds sit on the roof and then re-scrub. I use the same soft brush on the roof as the sides. Rinse the sides down so the roof runoff is not on a dry exterior.

I have never used any of the so-call rubber roof protect products.

Rather than cauking the roof seams with Dicor self leveling sealant I use Eternabond tape. I carry a 50' roll with me and a 2" wooden roller to press it down. Note: clean roof good and apply tape. When it touches the roof, it will be stuck. You can not peal off and reposition. I carry the 4" wide. It is available in several widths.


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Old 03-30-2015, 05:35 AM   #4
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Well the ladder held me OK so I should be OK there. Who the heck designs a ladder that is only rated for 250 lbs? I guess an engineer that is 175lbs. Being 280lbs and 6' 3" is almost as troublesome as being left handed. Luckily I'm right hand.
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:45 AM   #5
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Never been comfortable with those ladders, I always prop my telescopic ladder up against it, to get on the roof and I weigh 165.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:10 AM   #6
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The ladder is ok when on the road, but when home I like to prop my extension ladder against it to gain a better angle. It's not easy using the ladder provided when you have to carry stuff up there. Not only that, I'm about 165 and I don't care for the creaking that goes on when using that ladder. Check the screws that hold it often.

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Old 03-30-2015, 06:30 AM   #7
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Yep like sambam said check all the screws,on my 2012 and my 2015 a bunch of them were loose..., I'm 225 and have been up there many times with no problems but like was said before I never did trust them ,I am very careful when I go up them,if I was 280 I would be really nervous,as far as the roof I have been using my ELECTRIC 1700PSI power washer for many,many years and it does a great job cleaning the roof fast and it is not powerful enough to hurt anything
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