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Old 08-12-2015, 10:15 PM   #1
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weighty question

I am a bigger guy @ 6.0' and 280 lbs. Can the roof and ladder of my 3170DS support my weight to do routine roof maintenance?
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:32 PM   #2
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Curious to hear answers. I'm 6'1", 235. Ladder makes me nervous, just seems to move allot under my weight, especially the anchor points on the roof.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:57 PM   #3
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Brothers, I am 6'3, 305lbs. I know that before winter I have to get on the roof of my TT to service it/save it from mother nature. The dealer salesperson has assured me that it has a walk-on roof (I did look at her and snarl, she kept a straight face).

I am going to Harbor Freight to buy one of their folding scaffold rigs with the rolling wheels. (Cheap)

I plan to park the TT in the yard next to the driveway and let the 104lb wife push me to and fro, as I see fit or need to service.

I joke about it but I am scared. I just do not trust having someone that does not know what to look for, do this for me. Heck, I am not sure I know what to look for. Just going try spending a few dollars before paying a dealer rate.

It is your baby and it has to be wiped, so to speak. Good luck and may we all come back down the way we went up...
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:42 PM   #4
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I am also on the larger size and my experience has been that the roof will hold you but the ladder won't. I use a 12 foot stepladder when I need to get on the roof
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:47 PM   #5
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6'2 and 250pds on a good day, I use my laser and walk on the roof. Have not fallen through yet!

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Old 08-14-2015, 02:46 PM   #6
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If you are concerned about the weight on the roof, a couple pieces of plywood will help to spread the weight out so its not concentrated in one area. As for the ladder, if you have access to a good step ladder like the " Little Giant" I would use that. Most stable ladder I have ever used.
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:45 PM   #7
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6'1 215 use the ladder and all over the roof,,, no problems
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:19 PM   #8
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Your ladder should have a sticker on it with its weight limits.
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Old 08-15-2015, 04:15 PM   #9
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If you are concerned about the weight on the roof, a couple pieces of plywood will help to spread the weight out so its not concentrated in one area. As for the ladder, if you have access to a good step ladder like the " Little Giant" I would use that. Most stable ladder I have ever used.

Highly recommend the Little Giant. Everyone should have one. Really makes getting on the roof a lot safer. I only consider the RV ladder strictly for emergencies. Check out Amazon.


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Old 08-15-2015, 09:30 PM   #10
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Do you use it as step ladder or lean it against the roof?
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