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Old 12-12-2016, 09:22 AM   #21
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Different units have different roof construction so a "fits all" answer doesn't apply.

I'm 250 # and walk on my Flagstaff with no problem except where the A/C ducts are. You can feel the roof give slightly when you get over one of the ducts that are channeled into the roof.

On a SOB unit I did like Mr. Havercamp and used 2" foam blocks about a foot square.
I made four of them, put under my hands and knees and crawled around.

You could always buy a pair of these...
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:07 PM   #22
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I've read a few times that if a ladder is installed, then the roof has been reinforced to support additional weight. I use a trash can to store my cover. When taking it off DW collects the cover compresses the sides and top together until all is in the trash container. Come install time the back comes out first. Simply bunch a bit up, tie a short lite rope and throw the rope up. I then pull the rope and cover onto the unit front to back being careful not to walk on the covers. Watch for wind, and DW ensures the sides are free of the mirrors. Pretty simple using this method, once again watch the wind,the cover is a big sail.
The ladder, for the most part, is optional equipment. The units are all built the same, some get ladders installed. The important connection points for the ladder isn't the roof, but the rear wall it's screwed into. The roof will be constructed the same way regardless.

I would never recommend using the ladder screwed to the RV unless you have no other alternatives. Buy a good sturdy 'A' frame ladder to climb up for inspections and repairs. And, as mentioned previously, be careful up there!
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Different units have different roof construction so a "fits all" answer doesn't apply.

I'm 250 # and walk on my Flagstaff with no problem except where the A/C ducts are. You can feel the roof give slightly when you get over one of the ducts that are channeled into the roof.

On a SOB unit I did like Mr. Havercamp and used 2" foam blocks about a foot square.
I made four of them, put under my hands and knees and crawled around.

You could always buy a pair of these...

Those are pretty skookum!
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