Need a little input...
Adding this Yakima to the TC and found the only area that it can really go is here. I'll need to secure it to the roof via a home made rack. I was wondering if taping into the roof is a good idea? Any thoughts?
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Run a few ratchet ties around the whole thing and you're good.....D
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Satellite dishes, roof racks, TV antennas, solar panels, etc, are fastened into the roof. Like anything else, use the proper sealants and you should have no issues. I would rather have a professional looking installation even if it means drilling and screwing into the roof. Keep and eye on the sealants/caulk periodicly and you should be good to go.
If you build 2 cross members that span the width of the camper, you can mount the cross members to the top edges of the outer wall framing, then mount the box to the cross members. This is how most truck camper roof racks are mounted. The walls have the strength. The roof deck surface, if not mounting into the roof joists beneath, is not so strong as the walls are, for carrying much weight.
Just cover the roof and the bottom of the box with industrial strength Velcro
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