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Old 12-10-2016, 09:56 AM   #1
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Can roof support me walking on it?

I have a new Shockwave toy hauler; I'm trying to put the cover on for the winter. I weigh 200 pounds. Can I walk on the roof to help install cover?
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Old 12-10-2016, 10:53 AM   #2
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We have a FR Gray Wolf and I walked on ours no problem.
A little over 220, not by much.
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Old 12-10-2016, 11:12 AM   #3
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I weight 220 and have been on mine a few times, just be sure to wear flat soled shoes and make sure there are no rocks in the sole.

Do be careful while you are up there.
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:52 AM   #4
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I walk on my stealth all the time to wash the roof, solar panels etc. I almost always go bare footed in order to minimize and shoe debris. Of course, shoeless works best is the summer and fall. Right now, not so much.
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Person size is only part of the equation, Shoe size has to be figured into the answer! The bigger the footprint the less PSI load based on the same poundage person! All the workers at FR wear shoes, they do have a lot of "tape, paper, caulk " stuck to the bottom of thier shoes though! Youroo! !
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:34 AM   #6
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Human male (1.8 meter tall, medium build): 55*kPa (8*psi)


A walking human will exert more than double his standing pressure.

Shoe size is not mentioned....
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:06 PM   #7
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I have a new Shockwave toy hauler; I'm trying to put the cover on for the winter. I weigh 200 pounds. Can I walk on the roof to help install cover?
All the roofs are pretty much made the same way laminated layers. It will support your weight. They say here on the forum that I read if you don't have a ladder attached you shouldn't walk on the roof. I have seen workers at the factory walk on roofs without ladders attached. Don't have party up there, but it will hold you, just my opinion. I don't walk on mine even with the ladder fell off one time after they sealed my roof at the dealer very slick stuff. So if it's new becareful. I was lucky my bedroom accuslide wire broke my fall, I was going down the front slope of the 5er.
PS: i always tell people I weight 200 # too, .
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:55 PM   #8
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250+ and I've crawled onto the roof a few times. No issues with the roof, but I've got some balance problems so I don't stand up.
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Old 12-11-2016, 01:13 PM   #9
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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.
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