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Old 12-10-2016, 10:56 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, 11:53 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, 12:12 PM   #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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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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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, 01:06 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, 01:55 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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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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I crawl on mine
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I always ask my skinny neighbor to go up there.
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Old 12-11-2016, 03:54 PM   #12
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That's how they install all of the food accessories.
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Old 12-11-2016, 05:18 PM   #13
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I crawled on mine to install MaxxAir vent covers with no issues. Prefer not to stand for fear of stepping off the slope. Plan to wash roof the same way even though I have seen workers more than one walking around but with several feet between them. Have to wonder how they work on ac units if they could not walk on the roof.
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I am not proud of it.... I am fat. I walked gently on my old unit....mostly crawled. I think unless you are 150 or less I would try to step in the rafters if walking and wear soft toe/sole shoes to keep your toe from digging in or set up.


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Walking on Roof

I have 2016 Wildcat with ladder. I weigh 250 and have walked on it multiple times with no problems yet.
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I am not proud of it.... I am fat. I walked gently on my old unit....mostly crawled. I think unless you are 150 or less I would try to step in the rafters if walking and wear soft toe/sole shoes to keep your toe from digging in or set up.


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I hear ya !!!
Maybe us Larger guys should put a pice of plywood up first ???
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I hear ya !!!
Maybe us Larger guys should put a pice of plywood up first ???
I have thought about just that, rip it length ways two foot by eight foot round off the corners.

Pull them up with some rope, use them like carpet runners, extra support and not as slick as the rubber roof when wet.
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I have thought about just that, rip it length ways two foot by eight foot round off the corners.

Pull them up with some rope, use them like carpet runners, extra support and not as slick as the rubber roof when wet.
Being careful not to rip the rubber !!!
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A lot depends on the roof construction. Our 2017 Roo has a laminated roof and the foam in the center is about 4" thick. Its solid as a rock as long as you do not step directly over one of the AC ducts that are molded into the foam and run front to back, then it gives a little there.

Our previous Keystone product had steel crowned rafters @ 2' on center and the roof plywood (around 3/8") with fiberglass blanket insul. You did not want to walk on that roof and the few times I did if cracked and moaned. I would lay pieces of 2" Dow foam board on it to do roof maintenance and cleaning still trying to only step over the rafters themselves.
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Swimming pool mat, no worries about damage to roof or hunting seat cushion, Menards 5.00$part# sku# 1758538 ! Youroo! !
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