Had two quick questions for anybody that may have an answer:
1) The rubber on bottom of Penthouse roof on my penthouse is faded and seems a bit dry. There is no cracking yet, but has anybody ever treated theirs with anything. The standard answer would seem to be Armor All, but I've found that to make anything I put it on worse. Any suggestions?
2) I have mounted 78" raingutter racks (Yakima) to my Penthouse roof. On it I currently put a Yakima Skybox 21' and I'm thinking of putting about a 35 lb roof basket on top. I'd load the Skybox and roofbasket with a lot of the items that go outside the SMB when I park - chairs, firewood, cooler, some outdoor kitchen stuff, etc. I may possibly put one or two bikes up as well.
Two questions -
a) I'll empty the box and basket at the site so it will have no more than say 65 lbs on top of the box. I use secured poles at each corner when raised as well to make sure it doesn't smash a kid at night if higher winds or challenging conditions arise. Do you feel this is ok. I've seen people mention it can hold up to 300 lbs, but it seems nuts raised.
b) The other question is on the road. I have the raingutter attachments in the fiberglass with 4 bolts each similar to:
Installing Yakima Brackets on a Westy Top
But a loaded up Skybox, Roofbasket and bike up there blazing down the road at 70mph makes me a bit nervous as it is fiberglass. Thoughts? Is it too much? Does anybody have pictures of their loaded up fiberglass top to put my mind a bit at ease?
The penthouse is not powered roof, but standard backbreaker edition if that makes any difference.