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Old 03-08-2006, 11:06 PM   #1
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I am going to be mounting two 26" x 56" solar panels, a Storage Pod & a manual Direcway Satellite dish mount on my roof & want to know what you all think I should use to secure then to the roof.
This is what the Dish mount looks like.
http://we2rv.com/roof-mount/P1040004Small.JPG

The metal crossmembers are few and far spaced.
I did call Winnebago & was told by the person I talked to that he would e-mail me info on the roof & where the crossmembers were located but so far I have not gotten anything.
The thickness of the Fiberglass & the Plywood less than 3/16 inch. which does not give much to screw into.
The guy at Winnebago said to just screw into the roof but 3/16" just does not seem like it is enough to get a good bite to hold everything.

What have you all use to secure things to your roofs.
If you use screws what type & size
I have also thought of using pop rivets to fasten the mounts to the roof, has anyone used them?
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I am going to be mounting two 26" x 56" solar panels, a Storage Pod & a manual Direcway Satellite dish mount on my roof & want to know what you all think I should use to secure then to the roof.
This is what the Dish mount looks like.
http://we2rv.com/roof-mount/P1040004Small.JPG

The metal crossmembers are few and far spaced.
I did call Winnebago & was told by the person I talked to that he would e-mail me info on the roof & where the crossmembers were located but so far I have not gotten anything.
The thickness of the Fiberglass & the Plywood less than 3/16 inch. which does not give much to screw into.
The guy at Winnebago said to just screw into the roof but 3/16" just does not seem like it is enough to get a good bite to hold everything.

What have you all use to secure things to your roofs.
If you use screws what type & size
I have also thought of using pop rivets to fasten the mounts to the roof, has anyone used them?
Thanks
Mike
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:20 AM   #3
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Mike....the roof is plenty strong enough....check this out...


Be sure and goop the screws and you'll be fine...
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:15 AM   #4
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Bob and I share the same opinion about roof mounting. I have the little brother of Bob's Datastorm dish and my installer used stainless steel pan-head screws (looked like #12 screws) with a self-leveling sealant. The sealant is applied under and then over top of the screws. The dish weighs about 100 pounds but there are a bunch of screws and the load is spread around a large surface area.

I think pop rivets have a place in fastening systems, but I'm generally not a fan of their use except in certain situations. Their use in roof mounting would not be my choice.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:21 AM   #5
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Mike:

If W/I ever does email you the roof crossmember info........can you post it or give me a reference?

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Old 03-09-2006, 04:57 AM   #6
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Man maybe it's just the pictures but those sattelite dishes look HUGE, are you trying to contact ET........
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:43 AM   #7
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but....ET phone home!!

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