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Old 07-22-2015, 08:38 AM   #1
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Hello everyone;
It has been a while since I have been on here but I am at a point where we are finally going to put some effort into working on the roof of our 2004 2499. It is not leaking, that I know of but we have the maintenance products and want to clean it and make it new again, as much as possible at least.
The question I have is, I know it is not a solid roof and was wondering how people move around on their soft roof. I had planed to use a piece of plywood to spread the weight and some padding top protect the roof from the edges of the wood. Any ideas would be a help and appreciated.
Thanks and safe travels everyone.
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Hello everyone;
It has been a while since I have been on here but I am at a point where we are finally going to put some effort into working on the roof of our 2004 2499. It is not leaking, that I know of but we have the maintenance products and want to clean it and make it new again, as much as possible at least.
The question I have is, I know it is not a solid roof and was wondering how people move around on their soft roof. I had planed to use a piece of plywood to spread the weight and some padding top protect the roof from the edges of the wood. Any ideas would be a help and appreciated.
Thanks and safe travels everyone.
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Your plan is the way to go! It's not a hard job once you get started. Inspect the corners very close especially the rear ones. That seems to be the problem area for leaks. When doing the roof maint. it would also be a good idea to spray the working parts of your antenna with silicone. It keeps it working smoothly. Be careful up there!!
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:50 AM   #3
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I bought a scaffold $150. and roll it around the TT. It's high enough that I can reach half way across roof.
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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I would love to be able to roll a scaffold around our trailer but one side is lawn and part of that is sloped. I have fallen off ladders and there is a scratch down the side of our trailer where the ladder slipped while preping for our trip in 2010. I am not allowed on a ladder without help holding it so I do not repeat that event. So we get it down but takes time and effort. There was a time when I was driving truck that they would have let me bring it in the shop to work on it but I retired in 2011 and those days are gone.
Thanks for the reply.
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Hi Ted,

Your idea is exactly right. Use plywood or similar material to distribute your weight while you're on the roof, and use soft material--carpet (with the backing side up), blankets, padding, what have you--underneath the plywood so as to prevent damage to the EPDM membrane as you move about. We used particle board and an old blanket while working on the roof of our 2363, and had no issues whatsoever.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:31 PM   #6
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Thank you for the helpful tips and confirmations. I have some plywood I will cut down to manageable size and attach some carpet. Just wanted to make sure I had as good a plan as others.
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