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Old 11-07-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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This is really a question for Tammy and Reace.
I watched a guy walking around on the roof of his RV, doing some maintenance. The Toad is parked under a cedar and probably has an inch of leaves on top by now. I can do my best to remove the debris from a ladder with a long broom, but can I get up on the roof and work from there? It would be easier to wash and wax if it will support my weight.

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Old 11-09-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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Re: roof strength

I asked about this when I picked up my 17B last June - their advise was to use a piece of board to distribute your weight more evenly (same as they do in the factory). I used a ~1-1//2 foot by 3 ft piece of 1/2" plywood for ~170 lbs and had no problems. I would suggest if your weight barely bends the piece of board supported at each end on a piece of 2x4 (or bricks) you'll be ok.

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:46 AM   #3
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Thanks. That's the same method I use cleaning my patio roof.

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:59 AM   #4
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Hi: All... A 6' step ladder is 5' to high for me!!! I prefer having both feet on the ground watching someone else wax the roof. Alf
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:38 PM   #5
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Re: roof strength

I like your logic Alf!
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Re: roof strength

Heights are exhilarating.
Don't you guys think this would be a blast.

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Re: roof strength

I STILL like Alf's logic! I also, like to live : - )
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Jim,

I detect anarchy.

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Nope...nope...I have it all under control.
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Hi: Jim... I think a steamed muffin just might be grounds to "go fly a kite" . Alf
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