Hymer roof ~ stupid question?

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  1. veevee

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    We have a 2005 Starline B680 and I have to work on the roof fitting solar panels.

    Is the flat aluminium surface fitted to I guess most of the Hymer models of this era strong enough to take a 75 kg person with soft flat shoes or should I as I have done before make up a couple of boards with soft fabric on the underside?
     
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    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    I read somewhere, can't remember where, that the maximum total roof loading on a Hymer is 75kg. I would definitely use boards to spread the load.
     
  3. JeanLuc

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    I have walked around on mine many times, mostly in trainers / approach shoes for grip. If you are kneeling down, be careful not to put a lot of pressure on a small area or you might cause denting. When I am up there polishing (the only way to get to the top of the front GRP moulding to apply Farecla) I use a large folded candlewick bedspread to work on.

    p.s. it is true that the manual states the maximum roof load as 75kg but I think that is referring to carrying luggage if you have roof rails.
     
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    Yep no problem as long as you are careful.

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    take a mobile phone with you, I once knocked the ladder away and was stranded on the roof for over an hour.:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Wrap phone in a couple of layers of cling film. You can still make calls with it, and it doesn't get wet.
     
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    keep well clear of openings like skylights, as its VERY easy to cause a leak
     
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    Very true, after having my Satellite dome fitted one of my roof lights leaked, had to remove it and re seal it,I don't know who or how big the fitters were. So as said stay away from roof lights
     
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    Bubble wrap even better may still work if you fall off.:)
     
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