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Old 11-20-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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Ok to stand on roof of 2015 262BHXL?

I have not been on the roof yet, but it is about time to do so. Are there any concerns or precautions I should take, like taking some plywood with me to stand on?
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:53 PM   #2
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According to the brochure I found it has a full walk on roof. I'd call FR and ask if you're in doubt.

It's never a bad idea to use precautions when walking around on the roof. Wear soft sole shoes at the very least.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:15 PM   #3
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I walk on mine in socks. 180 lbs
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:04 PM   #4
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I agree I wouldn't walk on it with shoes on. I've been on mine several times and remove the shoes.


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Old 11-22-2015, 01:00 PM   #5
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Clean tennis shoes or in socks should be good. Just don't want to wear boots that may damage the surface. I've been on mine a dozen times in tennis shoes with no issues. 240lbs. Hope this helps.

Just do what you gotta do and don't have a party on it and you should be fine.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:21 PM   #6
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Mechanics always walk on them with their work shoes on when making repairs.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:27 PM   #7
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Mechanics always walk on them with their work shoes on when making repairs.
That be be true, but its not their unit and I bet they don't care if it leaves marks on the roof
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:12 PM   #8
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I'd try and only step over top of the rafters themselves which are probably on 24" centers. The plywood on a stick and tin trailer roof is typically 6mm and stapled. When you step between the rafters the plywood deflects. When it does that you are either loosening the staples or causing the plywood to lift through the staple. Neither is good. The more you get up there and walk around the more you are moving those staples around. Do it enough and you'll start seeing the crowns of the staples through the membrane where they worked themselves above the plywood.

I'd get a sheet of 1 1/2" thick extruded foam at HD or Lowes (the pink or blue foam). Cut that in 2- 2'X8' or 4- 2'X4' pieces and then use those to scoot and crawl around on the roof. Its soft enough to protect the membrane yet rigid enough to spread your weight out over a large area.
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:53 PM   #9
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That be be true, but its not their unit and I bet they don't care if it leaves marks on the roof
They will care when the owner makes them remove those marks.

My local rv repair shop won't walk on the roof if there is no ladder up to it installed.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:59 PM   #10
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Clean tennis shoes or in socks should be good. Just don't want to wear boots that may damage the surface. I've been on mine a dozen times in tennis shoes with no issues. 240lbs. Hope this helps.

Just do what you gotta do and don't have a party on it and you should be fine.
That is good to know. I think I'll just get my wife to climb up there with soft shoes or socks. She only weighs half of what I weigh. She's about 100 lbs soaking wet.
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