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  1. jaygee

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    Has anyone fitted checker plate or any other type of covering on there motor home roof?
    I have a kayak that i secure to the roof rack which involves quite a lot of plodding about on said roof,although the roof is substantial enough to take my weight it does get slippery and scratched, also worried about dropping something so would like it protected
    Tony
     
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    Any weight high up is bad news. How about some form of matting. Rubber ?
     
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    Are you sure you have enough spare load capacity to sacrifice? A lighter treatment might be something by Sika/Sarnafil. They do materials for commercial flat roofs.
     
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    i would agree with Brian that some for of sponge / rubber matting. i try to avoid walking on the roof if possible the concentrated load of toe / heel can over time cause delamination. if i must get on the roof i use my grandsons light weight ( foam ) wave / body board to shuffle around on, save the roof and my knees.:thumb:
     
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    Been on many a roof protected as you describe, 1mm aluminium check plate will only add a few KG, It all depends how much roof you want to cover of course, Sikaflex would be my preferred adhesive for a fiberglass roof
    there are lots of anti slip paints and stick on products out there that will weigh a lot less though
    G
     
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    weight is not a problem as a 4.5 tonn tag axle unit and the alloy tread plate is remarkably light,but not sure what thickness and if any unforeseen drawbacks could occur.
    Im not looking to cover the whole roof but just to make a walking area around where the kayak goes.
     
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    I have chequer plate in front of my roof box been on there years, no problems.
     
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    Have you thought about speed liner spray on
    The use it to repair shower trays & line pick ups
     
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