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Old 08-03-2015, 01:31 PM   #11
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I would be more worried about a heart attack from the stress of pulling 310 # up the ladder.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:44 PM   #12
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I put an extension ladder up the side of my 5th wheel when I have to get on the roof. Mainly because I don't like going STRAIGHT UP on that rear ladder and also the ground slopes off some from the rear of our rig, and going up the side is better and more stable.

My bigger concern is what happens if the 310 lbs hits the ground! (I know I have a healthy concern for my 240 lbs!!)

Be careful!
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:50 PM   #13
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Don't care how much I weigh, I'm not getting up there. Petrified of heights. Gladly let the RV service center guy get up on the roof a couple times a year to inspect it.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:59 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Just be careful of the latter. Later RJD
You meant LADDER didn't you?
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:01 PM   #15
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I'm 6'2" 310, Ladder - be careful, roof - yes.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:08 PM   #16
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I can inspect it from very tall step ladder. Best bet is to make friends with local service center if you are unsure about getting up there. Other alternative is have son in law do it. LOL That works until he stirs up wasp nest in front air conditioner and he is on the wrong side of AC from ladder. That tall step ladder came in handy and a can of wasp and hornet spray.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:09 PM   #17
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Just out if curiosity, are we worried about the husband or the roof???
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:16 PM   #18
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I'm 300+ and I've been on all of my RVs in the past. My Wildcat has been the best because it has curved trusses on 16". Now the 11'+ roof heights keeps old me off the RVs.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:44 PM   #19
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I weigh about 320 and had to get on the roof of our old RV, a 2006 Class A. I did so, hesitantly, but I did not walk on it - I laid down and crawled across it on all fours or scooted. You'll get filthy, but it spreads the load out enough you don't need to worry about it. If you need to work up there a lot, I would drag a sheet of plywood up and lay on it to further spread the weight out. So far as the ladder goes, ?i personally would not trust it. The rating U.S. based on what the ladder will hold but has nothing to do with the #8 wood screws into the 1/2" plywood blocking that it's most likely mounted to the RV with.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:50 PM   #20
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You guys are great!!

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