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Old 07-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Can I walk on the roof?

As the title says... can I walk on the roof of my 5er? the vent over the bedroom seems to be cracked, had a heavy rainfall last night and there was the odd drip coming from the roof vent.

Can I walk up there to repair it? Or do I have to support myself to replace the vent cap?

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Is there a factory installed ladder?
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No ladder.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:34 AM   #4
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I would not walk on it in that case. Just lay a half sheet of plywood on the roof to disperse the weight and lay on it to work on the vent.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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You may walk on the roof.. if you can or not is up to you....

Seriously now... as long as your not over 225lbs or dancing up there .. there is no reason why you cannot walk on it. Use soft soled shoes and wipe the soles off before you walk up there.. (in case of stones or something in the tread to cut the roof)
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If the factory did not put a ladder on, your roof may not have structural members designed for walking on the roof. So just to be on the safe side, I would agree with Norty1 to just lay a piece of light plywood up there to spread the weight. While you might get away with no damage without the plywood, why take a chance ? JMHO
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I would not walk on it in that case. Just lay a half sheet of plywood on the roof to disperse the weight and lay on it to work on the vent.
Sound advice. Especially not knowing the structure of your roof.
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to be sure and have piece of mind for future you could/should check with Jayco, send them the serial number of your trailer to be sure.
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What brand of rv do you have. Before I purchased my Jayco, I ask Jayco that question. When I took delivery of my 31.5 FBHS, I again ask the service manager at the dealer. Both answers were the same. "All Jayco RV's have solid roofs and can be walked on"

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Old 08-06-2013, 11:21 PM   #10
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I've walked on my 23.5 many times to etenabond it and wash the roof, no problems. I wouldn't tap dance up there but if you take it easy you'll be fine.
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