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Old 02-09-2015, 11:21 PM   #1
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X17Z Get on roof question

i may need to get on the roof of our X17Z. Is it okay to get up on it? If so, should I put something down like a piece of cardboard or plywood down first.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:14 AM   #2
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My SLX16 XRB has a very strong roof. They showed me a video where they placed close to 3K pounds on the roof before it began to buckle. Supposedly, the Jayco Featherlites are built stronger than the competitor in this aspect.

I've been on my roof many times to place the cover over it when its being stored.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:22 AM   #3
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You should go up there twice a year to clean it, but more importantly to check the sealants.

I recommend putting down the stabilizers toss a towel or something similar between the ladder and the roof. The roof membrane is very thin and can tear really easy. Take things out of your pockets and check your shoes for rocks.
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I went up there once to install a Maxair vent cover - roof seemed strong enough, no flexing or anything. Good point about being careful around the roof membrane, it does seem like it could tear easily.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:44 AM   #5
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You can go up there just don't dance a jig or anything like that.. AND NEVER WALK BACKWARDS ON THE ROOF... guy 2 blocks down from me did that last summer and walked right off the roof..
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:20 AM   #6
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Thank you for the information. Instead of moving the trailer to fix the owl on the side of the house I can just get up on the roof of the trailer to do it. Yes, I mounted an owl on the side of our house. It keeps the woodpecker from pecking holes in the siding.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:48 AM   #7
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All Jayco hybrids are built with walkable roofs. It should tell you that somewhere in your manual.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:50 PM   #8
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I wrote to Jayco about getting up on the roof due primarily to the fact I weigh 350Lbs. Not that I would ever go up there anyway..at least not until I lose a bunch of pounds but nontheless I wrote them anyway. Luckily for me my DW volunteers to go up on the roof for me while I move around the perimeter on a ladder.

My Question to Jayco:

Hi there,
I am the Owner of a 2013 Jayco X20E. In order to maintain the roof I see where people can and do climb up on it. Being a hefty fella myself, I am concerned about my weight being to much for the roof to handle. Can you tell me what the Weight Limit is for someone to be up on the roof of this trailer.

Also I have a second question: the roof membrane has a fair bit of extra material along the non-curb side where the roof joins/pulls over the siding which runs the entire length from front to back. Is it normal to have this excessive material creating a bubble/wave on the roof? I'm afraid it will snag easily if I happen to hit a branch pulling in somewhere. I thought that was all glued down and pulled tight from side to side then rolled to adhere the glue?
Thank you in advance,


This is the response I got back:

Jayco doesn’t have a weight rating for the roof, therefore we advise the customers to use caution when accessing the roof and if need be use a sheet of plywood to spread the weight of an individual on the roof. It is common to have extra or what appears to be extra roof material on the edges with an occasional bubble or wrinkle. We suggest the customers typically this is nothing to be concerned about though should keep an eye on the wrinkle or bubble.
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I feel the same way. I've got a 2015 264BHW and have been looking at adding a wingman to the antenna as well as a few other rooftop mods but am concerned about how the roof will hold up to my weight. I'm just a hair under 350Lb at the moment. I've seen the crush test video but am taking it with a grain of salt.
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I wrote to Jayco about getting up on the roof due primarily to the fact I weigh 350Lbs.
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One thing I noticed with my X20E is that the front roof section flexes a bit more than I would like it to. I'm usually just on my hands and knees up there anyway so it hasn't been a big deal.
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