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Old 09-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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2013 MicroLite 23FB roof safe to walk on?

Can anyone tell me if the roof if the 2013 Flagstaff MicroLite 23FB roof is safe to walk on? I want to clean it and check the sealant.

Has anyone installed a ladder on the back?
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Yes, you can walk on it...just don't jump around. I considered adding a ladder myself, but decided that it would just be a bunch of extra holes in it to have to watch for leaks. I just use a tall step ladder.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:21 AM   #3
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Thanks Raspivey. I'll tread carefully! I know most trailers are built to handle it but I've read that some aren't. I wondered if that may be one of the things they sacrificed for the UltraLite weight reduction.
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I had a 25 KS and the manual stated that if there was not a ladder on the trailer to stay off the roof. I cleaned and inspected mine from a step ladder.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #5
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Was that for structural reasons or as a safety precaution with regards to accessibility? Just curious as mine doesn't say one way or another. I would think that's how they installed the AC, etc.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #6
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Here's what I just found on the FAQ page at http://www.forestriverinc.com/FAQ/de...=rvcustserv#10:

Q-Can I walk on my rubber roof?
The roofs on most Forest River RV units utilize 3/8” wood underpayment and are designed to be walked on by wearing soft sole shoes. Please, always use caution when working on top of any RV.

I guess I should have looked there first!
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:36 AM   #7
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Weight limit.
My fifth wheel has one, 200lb, @ 205 I pushed the limits to clean off the grime before our first trip.

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If the ladder is rated at 200# then I better lose weight .... Or ask DW to go up there to clean the roof.
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The ladder I am not sure of but I have a little giant standing by just incase...
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Adding a ladder is not recommended.
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