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  1. Trikimiki

    Trikimiki Read Only Funster

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    I have just bought a swift Royale 630 can anyone tell me will the roof support the weight of a body on it?
     
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    :Eeek: oooooeeerr

    Would that be in a coffin?
     
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    Body !

    Are you in the undertaking business, or smuggling? :Rofl1::thumb::thumb:
     
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    thought I'd give you a sensible answer seeing as its Sunday :Laughing:

    yes it will, but keep away from any openings (roof vents/lights etc,) and keep off the front 'bulge'....it's ABS and wont take much weight.
     
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    The roof is full of green slime and aerial is covered so needs good pressure washing
     
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    Care when pressure washing anywhere near vents / heki or near seals.
     
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    never use a pressure washer on the roof.... use a soft broom, some cleaning chemicals in a bucket of water...the hose off gently

    pressure washers and hoses on to fast will start to lift seals and if not immediately will cause leaks. and go through the ventilation holes on skylights
     
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    Use a mixture of bleach and clothes washing liquid:thumb: Spray on and leave for half hour -the bleach kills the moss and the Wash liquid will help shift it -soft brush and rinse with hose:Smile:
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    Is the green slime the decomposed remains of the last body that was up there?:BigGrin:
     
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    I agree with the other two posters.....except a jet wash should be restricted to large area's only and directed away, and a foot or so, from seals/openings...roof centre etc.

    green slime will come off quite easily with the hottest water you can get, a soft to medium brush and a good car shampoo.
     
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    if you want to find where it leaks, you will if you use a pressure washer (not really a good idea) step ladders, hot water and brush as stated with either small amount of bleach or white vinegar (will kill moss and the spoors and stop it spreading) I wouldnt even attempt to mount the roof till you have got the green stuff off, its usually very slippy at the best of times without any added slippery stuff under foot
     
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    630 on roof

    I have a Royale 630 and clean the roof often but I dont stand I kneel on it and use a bucket of hot soapy water just take your time.:thumb:
     
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    even worse than standing......your knee has a far smaller surface area than your foot placing even more pressure on the roof.

    only advantage is you wont fall over as easily :Laughing:
     
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    I dont agree--Pappajohn:Wink:
     
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    ?????????? your foot has twice the surface area of your knee so what is not to agree with :BigGrin: unless you are on about crawling on all fours :Wink:
    terry
     
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    As others have said !! get thee on your knees sinner, and scrub for God, George and England !!

    Pressure washers should be used on paving slabs, not motorhomes :thumb: :Wink:
     
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    Oh !!!!!!!!

    And congrats on the new van !! :thumb::thumb:
     
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    I'm 16 stone and crawl around the edges. Gets too slippy to slippy to stand up.
    Just use hot water and washing up liquid and a scrubbing brush. easy, peesey.
     
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