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Old 06-23-2015, 12:25 PM   #11
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I walk on my Cherokee with no problem. However, the previous 31' TT had a very springy roof,(it had no ladder)and I was uncomfortable about walking around on it. I used two pieces of 3/8" plywood to distribute my weight across the roof supports where I wanted to walk. I weigh 170 and if you have shoes that carry a lot of weight you might want to use caution where you walk. Never heard of anyone falling through. Not yet!

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Old 06-23-2015, 07:13 PM   #12
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Yes you have a walk on roof!

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This may be a ridiculous question, but I figure it's better to ask than not...

My two-year old toy hauler has a built-in ladder, and was advertised as a "full walk-on roof". However, from the day I picked it up from the dealer I've been cautioned by friends and fellow RV owners about damaging the roof if I set foot on it.

I'd like to get up there and clean the roof soon, but I'm hesitant to do that without some reassurance, and perhaps some pointers for how best to move about on the roof without causing any damage. What do I need to know?

The unwritten thing about walk on roofs is pretty simple (but not the case in every coach) and will explain, but if the factory installs a ladder you have a walk on roof, and people need to understand, The factory wants you to enjoy your coach, but for you to do that you need to maintain it, and part of that is going on the roof at least once per year and check all the sealant for cracks, and to wash and reseal your roof.

SO if the roof was a non walk on this would be imposable to do, so yes walk all over ( but please be careful) now to the explanation, some tag trailers do not come with a ladder but you can still walk on them, to maintain the roof system, so yes today most if not all are made to walk on.

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Old 06-23-2015, 09:18 PM   #13
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Look for the ribs and try to stand or step on them as much as possible.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:06 AM   #14
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I found the best way to clean & seal the rubber roof on our old TT,,,
Was to hire A Grandson to do it !!! At least he does not weight close to 3 bills !!!

Long story short,,, a few years back I was on the roof of our house,,, we live in an urban area,,, wife was @ work,,, the wind blew the ladder down,,, I had to sit on the roof until a neighbor kid came out to play,,, so I could holler to him to get him mom for me !!! LIVE & LEARN !!!
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:33 AM   #15
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Our V-Lite has a Fac.Ladder. I use our (Extend A Ladder) when roof top action is needed on the road.When at home I use Tall step Ladders. I place a (Pool Foam Mat cut in half) on the roof! 1/2 for Me and 1/2 for a location for (Tools/Cleaning supplies?). The Mat does NOT slip or slide/or get wet when I am Washing the surface of the Roof! I am mostly (Crawling )on my (Hands & Knees) while up there! I do wear (Red Wing Boots/Size 12-1/2) I cant climb a Ladder (Barefooted)! Youroo!!
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:47 AM   #16
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Just did mine on Monday...I'm finding that Crocs are good shoes to wear for this--rubber soles, not much tread for any damaging rocks to hide in, and good grip. Just try and clean them off once you get up there or you'll leave weird footprints on your EPDM (true with any shoe.)
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:13 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Taranwanderer View Post
Just did mine on Monday...I'm finding that Crocs are good shoes to wear for this--
Any certain color or design that is better?

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Old 06-24-2015, 08:31 AM   #18
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I don't walk on my fiver roof. I use ladders and get close to work area. Will lay across the roof to work on something like the roof vent and if necessary lay plywood on top of a blanket to distribute weight as needed.
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Originally Posted by heavynlori View Post

Just tread lightly and especially careful when wet

I am able to reduce my weight by 30 lbs when I tread lightly.
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B & B has the right idea,,,
Mr Brown is delusional !!!
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