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Old 08-13-2013, 12:59 PM   #11
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I am 225 and walked on our 321rlts to install those roof vent covers so we can leave vents open.No problem and I highly recomend adding .
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:14 PM   #12
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I get on my roof regularly to inspect, wash, and when getting ready to travel to sweep off the slide out roofs. I weighed 233# until recently (197# as of today WOHOO!!) and the roof supported me fine. Now that I am 36lbs lighter it is much easier to get up and down

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Old 08-14-2013, 07:29 AM   #13
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Can I walk on the roof?

I have a 2012 29bhs with a roof ladder and at 275 was up there bleaching the roof. I walked very gingerly and try to stay along the edge as much as possible. I thought about plywood to disperse weight but one splinter (factory cut or not) now you have a pinhole in your roof. Flip flops up the ladder and barefoot for me.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #14
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The op is not asking about your rig, he is asking about his used 98 rig that did not come with a ladder. I would err on the side of caution when giving advice on a unknown rig.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #15
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Does anybody out there know of ANY RV manufacturer, past or present, that states that you can't walk on the roof? Roof ladders are considered "options" on most trailers anyway. It was on my 2012 Eagle. How would he be able to perform regular maintenance such as caulking, roof cleaning etc. What if the AC went out? I don't think an RV maintenance dept. would rent a crane to remove it. Nope, they'd just walk on his roof and fix it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #16
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My first MH could not be walked on. It was a Winnebago. The roof aluminum roof was attached to plywood about 1/4 inch. If I put my weight in one place it would go thru the roof.

My fil had a 03 Outback tt that had a rubber roof. The wood under it was very thin and could not support weight concentrated in one spot. It did not have a ladder. I have been told that a ladder is not a factory option if the roof will not support walking.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #17
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Sometimes common sense will work in the absence of clear data. I had a 1975 Terry with metal roof, no ladder, and I wouldn't have stepped just anywhere but if I made sure to step on the supports it was fine. If the supports aren't clearly defined by looking a little downward pressure with your foot will tell where the stiff points are. Of course as I get older that balancing on one foot while probing with the other is getting a little dicey
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:30 PM   #18
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My 23.5 eagle ht has no roof ladder and i've been up there many times cleaning and when i eternabonded it, no problems at all.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #19
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Has anybody ever damaged the roof structure by walking on it? I am over 275 lbs and washed my roof today. I was staying on the edge but by the time I was done I was walking all over the thing. My only fear was falling off, not damaging the rv.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #20
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I have the same year with a metal roof and I always use plywood to spread the weight if I need to go on the roof. Mine does not have a ladder and even so, I would err on the side of caution.
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