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Old 06-22-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Roof weight limit

Anybody have any idea what a roof weight limit is for a 29dds? This is our 2nd season camping and our 1st as seasonal, the gutters
are clogged up with debris and there are sticks and other junk on the roof. The guy down the road from us gets on his every weekend and uses a blower to clean it off, he looks to be about 5'7 max and about 175lbs. I'm, just let's say bigger than that!
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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Hire the guy down the street.LOL.Don;t have a clue on the limit.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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Does your RV have a ladder on it to get on the roof? I believe those ladders are rated to 250lbs. I would think your RV can hold at least that amount. If you are bigger than 250 I would stay off and hire someone.
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For what I paid in fees for the spot and all the other nickels and dimes it costs every weekend you'd think roof blowing was included.

No ladder. That's probably a sign to stay off?
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We have a Wildwood 24fbs with no ladder and I am quite a bit over 250lbs. and have no issues, yet. Just be very mindful where your feet are when up there. Try to stay away from vent openings and vent pipes, fridge vent, etc.. I X-Chock mine before I get up there just to make it feel more stable. If you wash the roof, be careful as it will be very slippery.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:42 AM   #6
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Anybody have any idea what a roof weight limit is for a 29dds? This is our 2nd season camping and our 1st as seasonal, the gutters
are clogged up with debris and there are sticks and other junk on the roof. The guy down the road from us gets on his every weekend and uses a blower to clean it off, he looks to be about 5'7 max and about 175lbs. I'm, just let's say bigger than that!
THe roof would probably hold you, even through you don't have a latter. yes the latter is rated at 250 lbs. as was stated above. If are going to go on it may I suggest that you lay some plywood around just to help with your weight and you should be fine. That will spread over a bigger area. Don't fall off, it hurts. I put a hook on a pole that fits in the gutter and drag it through to get all the pine needles out. Works good then run some water in them.
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All you have to do is watch one built, with 2-3 or more people stomping around on a roof installing things, and you won't feel so bad about walking up there. I've never seen one you couldn't walk on. Heck I walk on the thin metal roof on my cargo trailer, staying on the roof trusses of course.
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Anybody have any idea what a roof weight limit is for a 29dds? This is our 2nd season camping and our 1st as seasonal, the gutters
are clogged up with debris and there are sticks and other junk on the roof. The guy down the road from us gets on his every weekend and uses a blower to clean it off, he looks to be about 5'7 max and about 175lbs. I'm, just let's say bigger than that!
Sounds like the little fella has too much time on his hands!!

The dealership assured me that our roof can support me, but never gave a weight limit. At 6'4" and XXX#'s, I'm not so comfortable climbing up there. And ours doesn't have a ladder.... I'll pay someone.....
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I'm about 210 lbs and when I climb on the wall of my flagstaff fiver, I hear creaks and squeeks and I try to tread lightly, if thats possible. The ladder holds me but I wouldn't want to gain any weight for this reason and probably more importantly for other reasons too. I don't make it a practice to climb on the roof.
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I was 230 not that long ago, and I still walked all around on ours. 180 and proud now. It made noises as Rugged Brown mentioned. Definitely could see the plywood move. I just treaded lightly, as I guess I thought if I thought light, and walked light, I'd be lighter. As mentioned earlier, I fealt a LOT more confident in my trips up there after numorous factory trips and tours. I'm yet to see a modern RV that says, don't walk on our roof. You cannot do good maintenance on a roof and it's sealant without getting up there. If you don't do the maintenance, roof warranty won't cover anything should something come up. So, why would any manufacturer say don't walk up there, knowing dang well you have to?
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