Can you walk on the roof of a Mohawk (1 Viewer)

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Time for a bit more advise, please
I have a 2010 Mohawk and am in the middle of detailing the outside, cab and NS done but want to start on the roof.

Is it safe to walk the entire length of the roof or only on the panel at the rear by the steps.

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Jim

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It will be fine (y). Much stronger than you think. While your up there get a good look at all the skylights and check the sealant is good, lots of flex on the roof and the sealant should be checked/renewed regularly (y)
 

Jim

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Makes sure you wear footwear that won't slide you off the roof. (I tend to go up bare footed but maybe I have sticky feet :)) You wouldn't be the first to slip off a wet soapy motorhome roof.

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tonka

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Fine BUT not on the overcab "bulge" part..
The rest is fine.. As Jim mentioned, get some right footwear as can be slippy..
Been up on my Apache 700 many times..
 
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Thanks Chaps,

Its the bulge in want to polish the most, trying to stop the white dust from dripping in to the windscreen.

The sides have polished up nicely.
 

tonka

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I used to polish my bulge a lot.....(y)

BUT The wife said I am to old now to be doing things like that....:whistle:



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What you need is a baby that's just started to crawl, stick it in a baby grow with polishing rags on hands and knees, tie one foot to a rope in case it falls off the roof so you can catch it before it hits the ground, well you don't want grit on the rags do you. :whistle:

Oh and before any do gooders and child protection geezers or wimmins start I've checked it out. They stopped us sending kids up chimmerlies in the 1800's but never mentioned polishing moho roofs with them (y)

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More than toes wet now!
"Can you walk on the roof of a Mohawk"
Only if his tomahawk is securely locked away in a drawer!
 

Geo

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What would this forum be without contradiction?
I'm in the other camp that believes in climbing on the roof is a practice to be avoided
but not just for safety reasons.

Walking on your MoHo roof does cause severe flexing of the roof itself, also stretching of sealant used to seal roof panels and fittings
skylights etc, stretching in this way may just cause a leak that wasn't and may never have been caused if you had used ladders or a platform to bare your weight.
The second and most likely problem you may cause is pooling water in the hollow you caused with your attempt to maintain your roof.

How many MoHo have you seen with puddles on the roof nearly always around sealant joints at skylights
Your MoHo in most cases leave the factory with flat roofs, how did you think the bowing and puddling in roofs s caused
From the Evere controversial Geo DONT WALK ON ROOFS.
Those that have and have suffered no damage have been lucky, how do you know it wont happen next time ????

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scotjimland

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I would say it depends on the roof structure.. walking on a Hymer roof that is a PUAL sandwich construction is perfectly acceptable.. it will not deform or flex. However.. Care should still be exercised not to put a lot of pressure near roof lights.

On the other hand, if it's a wooden frame or other type of construction with an aluminium skin..I agree with @Geo

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