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Old 04-16-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Is it safe to walk on slide-out roof?

I'd like to get onto the roof of my slider for a repair but not sure whether it can take the weight (195#)
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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Never done it and I would not even consider it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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I'm with the fonz on this one
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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I would use a ladder or scaffolding or at least stand on the trailer's roof.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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Like fonz, turbo, and Triguy said.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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If you absolutely have to get on it, I would definitely put some support under the slide and use a large pc of plywood on the slide roof. I would try to do the repairs from a ladder or the main roof tho.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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A couple of years ago I saw a man standing on his slideout trimming a large tree branch. This has been the only time I've seen anyone standing on a slideout. There is no way I would risk damaging the slide by standing on it. NO WAY!
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:24 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input. I didnt think it was a good idea but i thought I'd ask
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:26 PM   #9
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What is the repair?
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:29 PM   #10
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"use a large pc of plywood on the slide roof"
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I was going to suggest that, but then thought about the potential for ripping the 'rubber' roof just trying to get the plywood up there!
And believe me, I speak from experience, being so careful that I ended up screwing up something else! DOH!
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #11
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Maybe a blanket; then the plywood.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #12
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Not sure what tt you have, but if it's a Prime Time you can walk on the slide out roof. Below is a statement from their web site.
Prime Time Manufacturing, Manufacturers of travel trailers and fifth wheels

Slide Out Construction
On a large percentage of Prime Time recreational vehicles, you will find a slide room enhancing the livability and function of the RV. Recognizing that the slide out construction is critical to the long term performance and durability of your RV, ETERNABOND Construction means advanced construction techniques are utilized in the slide rooms, too. All three walls of the slide out are built using our 5-layer, aluminum frame, bonded construction offering lightweight, yet strong construction that also provides excellent insulation and sound deadening properties. A Prime Time RV is unique in that the SLIDE OUT ROOF is aluminum framed and bonded with EPS foam to create a slide out roof strong enough to walk on.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:50 PM   #13
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Yep what he said.The PrimeTime web site actually has a photo of I believe 2 or 3 guys standing on a slideout. Don"t know if it's been doctored,but they seem to think you can! However I don't know what you own and even though I have the 320 RLT,don't think I'll be trying it anytime soon.Just my .02
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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I have been on both of my slideouts a couple of times while cleaning. Felt as solid as the main roof and haven't had any problems.
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Even a 2x8 or 10 across would help
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Prime time aside, it's not the roof and sides on my trailer's slideout that I would be concerned with. The running gear and brackets that support an extended slideout just don't seem to be sturdy enough to support a 200lb person. It would have to be very well supported with braces or jack stands for my comfort.
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I've been on my slide out several times with no problems. I was on the slide out on my 2003 Cherokee quite a few times also. No issues. I weigh 195 and gaining more everyday

Triguy, if the gear won't support 200 lbs on the slide roof, why would it support 200 lb person standing inside the slide? I don't see the difference. Maybe I'm not thinking along the same lines as you.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #18
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That's true about people in the trailer, too. Maybe my sense of physics is off right now.

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I've been on my slide out several times with no problems. I was on the slide out on my 2003 Cherokee quite a few times also. No issues. I weigh 195 and gaining more everyday

Triguy, if the gear won't support 200 lbs on the slide roof, why would it support 200 lb person standing inside the slide? I don't see the difference. Maybe I'm not thinking along the same lines as you.
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