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Old 02-09-2020, 10:06 PM   #1
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outdoor roof deck, best decking

Any experiences with roof top decking material or way to mount it without drilling into roof?
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:10 PM   #2
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People have used wood, metal, aluminum, PVC...

Without screwing into the roof could be vhb tape, pl600 marine adhesive or c clamp from the 'gutter' above the windows
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I wouldn’t even think about a deck that was not bolted to the hat channel.

Also, don’t let your insurance company find out or they’ll drop you like a hot potato.

No decks, no racks, no slide-outs is what I was told.
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:45 AM   #4
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Ok, that’s helpful except... what is the hat channel?
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:19 AM   #5
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The hat channel are the “hoops” that go from one side to the other, making the framework that the sheet metal attaches with rivets to make the shell of the bus. It’s called “hat” because it is kind of U shaped with a lip coming off each side of the U.
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People have used wood, metal, aluminum, PVC...

Without screwing into the roof could be vhb tape, pl600 marine adhesive or c clamp from the 'gutter' above the windows
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I wouldn’t even think about a deck that was not bolted to the hat channel.

Also, don’t let your insurance company find out or they’ll drop you like a hot potato.

No decks, no racks, no slide-outs is what I was told.
My insurance company told me "no decks, no racks and no wood stove."

Something to look into before you get too invested.

IMHO: Anything that goes on the roof will be glued AND screwed/bolted. A good adhesive can reduce the number of roof penetrations.

Lastly, never drive behind someone with a mattress tied on the roof of their car
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