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CTHammer 11-12-2012 05:54 PM

Pitch a trailer roof
 
Was going to put a new roof of epdm on trailer. But woman wants a pitch on it. can I lay a 2x4 down the middle and attach 2x4's or 2x3's to it, put a 1/2 ' plywood deck on it and cover the deck with the epdm.. i know she won't go for the cost of full blown rafters and the supporting material.

joecaption 11-12-2012 06:03 PM

Not a great plan.
http://bestmaterials.com/EPDM-Roofing.aspx

funfool 11-12-2012 06:52 PM

Just a idea, had an uncle that turned a old single wide trailer into a work shop ... storage shed.
You do not say what size mobile home this is.
He had a old 12' wide, he took 2"x6"x14' and ripped them from 3 1/2" to nothing in the center. Toe nailed to top plate and existing joist, covered with 7/16" osb and roofed it.
With a 12' wide trailer, he had a 12" overhang and a 2" drop in 7'.
Not ideal but worked fine.
With a 14' trailer, could use a 2x8x16 and achieve a better pitch.
If it is a double wide you could use same idea but use 2 to reach across.

Will it meet any code? I do not think so, will it work? why not.

kwikfishron 11-12-2012 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by funfool (Post 1050625)
Just a idea, had an uncle that turned a old single wide trailer into a work shop ... storage shed.
You do not say what size mobile home this is.
He had a old 12' wide, he took 2"x6"x14' and ripped them from 3 1/2" to nothing in the center. Toe nailed to top plate and existing joist, covered with 7/16" osb and roofed it.
With a 12' wide trailer, he had a 12" overhang and a 2" drop in 7'.
Not ideal but worked fine.
With a 14' trailer, could use a 2x8x16 and achieve a better pitch.
If it is a double wide you could use same idea but use 2 to reach across.

Will it meet any code? I do not think so, will it work? why not.

Try this at home??? maybe.:wink: Sell it to a customer??? No!

funfool 11-12-2012 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1050777)
Try this at home??? maybe.:wink: Sell it to a customer??? No!

I see your point, we are talking a trailer here, may even be upgraded to mobile home.
Whole different level of quality that goes into them.

I actually am living in one I bought 2 years ago, is a fixer upper and in condition and repairs done is worth it to me.
I honestly could not see pulling a permit for this job, inspectors would not want to see it.
Silly stupid going full trusses on a mobile home, to much weight, just a bad idea.
Really with more info, could be better ideas to give.
But the rules change when working on older mobile homes, fact it is a flat roof now tells the age.

Nothing wrong with this, I live in one. ... You add up the value of the home and then what a real roof cost, roof will easily exceed what the home is worth. How do you justify putting a $10k roof an a trailer worth $3k, even though it has a $10k roof on it?

I see your point, but a whole different ball game with old mobile homes.


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