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Old 03-29-2014, 12:37 PM   #11
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I was up on the roof of our new Wildcat to install a couple of vent covers and the only thing I noticed was how far away the ground looked from up there. And how skinny the ladder was to climb.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:58 PM   #12
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You can walk on the roof of a Wildcat without worrying. If you don't believe me ask Wildcat Chris. How do you think they nailed that roof down or installed the A/C?
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:37 PM   #13
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You can walk on the roof of a Wildcat without worrying. If you don't believe me ask Wildcat Chris. How do you think they nailed that roof down or installed the A/C?
Oh I know you can walk on the roof of a Wildcat. I also know that Wildcat speaks very highly about the domed shape roof that allow for more spacious interior room and effect. I just wasn't ready for the domed room to continue top side. That sucker slopes like you wouldn't believe up there. Add in some good ole Texas wind, a handful of tools, and a couple of Skyy vodka and it could be down right dangerous is I hadn't been sight impaired.

I'm not afraid of falling, I am however very concerned with the landing.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:41 PM   #14
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You can walk on the roof of a Wildcat without worrying. If you don't believe me ask Wildcat Chris. How do you think they nailed that roof down or installed the A/C?

FWIW: I don't know about the rest of the Forest River brands, but I sure hope you all have a rep that is at least 50% of what Wildcat Chris is. And if so then you should be in excellent shape.

Bryan Knight is another behind the scenes Forest River associate that has established his ability and worth far beyond expectation.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:04 PM   #15
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Grizz, the roofs on hybrids are not the same as on other types of RV's.
that's why you should've asked this, in the Hybrid section here.

most owners of other types of RV's, don't know about the differences, therefore they may give advice that could end up damaging your hybrid's roof.

as i said previously, the front and rear ends of a hybrid's roof, are very different than any other type of RV.
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Thanks Bikendan, I will definitely be more careful. Hopefully I won't need to get back up there for a long time, or at least until it needs a good cleaning! I will definitely look into a couple pieces of plywood to play hop-scotch with the next time it's required!
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it's best to approach from either side of the hybrid. i get on top from the door side. if i can't stay along the edges, i use a piece of plywood.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:49 AM   #18
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on my SUL 8315SS,i have 2 areas that i try not to step on. these are the areas in the roof that match up to the ceiling A/C ducts. based on my measurements that area in the foam is only a little over an inch thick. the soft spots are about a foot on each side of the ceiling vent and are about 4 ft. long .
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:14 PM   #19
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I don't walk on my roof, 2012 V-Cross 275 fiver. If I have to get on the roof, I lay down and craw or roll. I know that many people do but if it is 3/8 inch plywood, bent, it is not good for this 220 lb man. Good Luck
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:36 PM   #20
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Strong roof?

I've been up on the roof of our 2010 Roo many times to clean it, apply Eternabond, install vent covers, lubricate the tv antenna and to inspect the sealant. I never used plywood nor had any concerns that the roof can't handle my weight. I just wear soft soled shoes and use caution. I'm sure the factory workers use the roof to install the AC and all the vents so there's no reason I can't walk on it, too. On older models, they would roll the front and rear fibreglass walls over to connect to the flat roof and I agree that you shouldn't put weight on the rolled over ends but standing on the TPO is not a problem.
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