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Old 12-01-2015, 11:22 PM   #1
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Santa on my roof?

Hey Berk gurus.... I'm unable to find any info on roof and ladder weight limits. I'm 6'1" 290 (old powerlifter not big fat guy ) I'm hesitant to climb my ladder much less walk on the roof; but, I would like to wash the roof and check on things. Any thoughts?

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Old 12-01-2015, 11:26 PM   #2
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I think you should be ok. I'm 6' and 215. I've been in my roof several times.
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:45 PM   #3
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Thanks Phil..... Do you think I should try the ladder?
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:34 AM   #4
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I use mine.
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:31 AM   #5
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I never worried about the roof as I have seen several people on the roof at Nascar races and a couple on the roof at the factory. But that ladder held on with about 6-8 sheet metal screws into fiberglass always concerned me.

I have read many forum posts about this and have not seen anyone that knows for sure what the ladder rating is on the Berkshire. Some members have said there is a label on their RV ladder of 250 for some and 300 for others. Never read about one breaking, but then I have not seen anyone on those threads stating they weighed over about 250 lb.

I was hesitant at first but finally learned to trust the ladder. But after losing a few lbs I'm now much leaner than Phil.

My main problem now is not being as agile as I once was is transitioning from the ladder to the roof. Seems those top rails are narrower than most and closer to the side of the RV. Going up is not as bad as once at the top of the ladder I can crawl onto the top, but that first step coming down backwards scares the crap out of me. I once stayed up there about a half hour just figuring out how I was going to make that first step down. I guess I knew how, just getting up the courage to do it.

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Old 12-02-2015, 06:46 AM   #6
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Lots of Gov $ has been spent on Weights and Measures,they have found out that a 290# Fat guy weight the same as a 290# Muscular guy! You will not find a RV rear ladder Co. that will Certify a ladder that THEY didnt Install! Better Safe than Sorry! Youroo!!
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:51 AM   #7
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Old fat guy at 6' and 285. I use the ladder and I'm on the roof all the time. After washing the roof apply a generous coat of Aerospace 303 to prevent the white streaks coming over the edge of the roof.


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Old 12-02-2015, 07:57 AM   #8
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I use mine all the time and have had up to about 6 to 8 people on my roof at one time in the infield of Charlotte. I usually try and spread people out so we're all not in one spot but I've never had an issue at all. Max weight I've put on my ladder is probably about 230 to 240 I'd say. I think a buddy of mine was about 250 and went up once but not too sure.

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Old 12-02-2015, 10:40 AM   #9
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Thanks all...... with 6-8 sheet metal screws I think I just use it as my flag pole holder.... I'll get a ladder and try the climb that-a-way... but I do think the climb down will suck....
so with that do y'all have any experience with these... pros/cons?
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:58 AM   #10
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Nathan I have read on other moho forums that many use the ladder you posted. It gets good reviews also.
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