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Old 09-09-2015, 12:05 AM   #1
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Question X17Z Roof Question

I'm getting really (really!) tired of having to balance on a stepladder to clean my roof.

Anybody know if a 2011 X17 roof is strong enough to support, say, a 6'1", 200# guy or, failing that, a more effective alternative to what I'm doing now?
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:55 AM   #2
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That's a good question. We have a 2014 x17 and the dealer told me that it would hold my weight, 155lbs. To play it safe when I've been up there, I use knee pads and stay on all fours to distribute my weight. Maybe you can call Jayco to get a better answer.
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If you are not comfortable walking on it, get a half sheet of 3/8 plywood and carefully lay it on the roof to help distribute the weight.
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I'm getting really (really!) tired of having to balance on a stepladder to clean my roof.

Anybody know if a 2011 X17 roof is strong enough to support, say, a 6'1", 200# guy or, failing that, a more effective alternative to what I'm doing now?
I walk on top my 2011 x23B roof without issue and I'm about 215#.
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I'm 235 and have no problem on my slx roof, you will feel it bend before you cause damage.
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Smile Thanks for the feedback!

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If you are not comfortable walking on it, get a half sheet of 3/8 plywood and carefully lay it on the roof to help distribute the weight.
This is the official response I got from Jayco about using the plywood.
As it is, My Wife climbs up there for me and does the cleaning. She's about 140ish, ish ish.

I'm 400lbs, I wash the sides and awning
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I was on the step ladder Sunday doing the same thing when my 90 lb, 14 yo son walked out.
Yup, his rear was thrown up there with the scrub brush
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I stay close to the edges and use a long handled brush. Use a step ladder to get on the roof at the rear corner. My TT is the X17C model. I'm 190#.
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I'm 200 pounds, I go up and clean it, the roof flexes, I figure our where the roof supports are and try to stay near them.

Tip about going on the roof. Put the stabilizers down, wrap the ladder with towels or like where it will touch the htt. I did not the first time and put a small nick in the roof membrane, as it is extremely thin.
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