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Old 10-17-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
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Can I Walk on My Rockwood?

Hi all. I am buying a 2005 Rockwood 2601 and am wondering if it's OK to walk on the roof. I notice a roof ladder is an option on new ones but I'm not sure that means walking up there is OK.

Thanks for any help, Ray
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
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Hi Ray, Welcome to the forums.

My Rockwood has a ladder and I walk on the roof.

I clean the TT after every trip, from top to bottom, and spend more time up on the roof than on any other part of the trailer.
Now while up there, I do watch where I walk. I stay away from seals, vents and caulked areas and try not to spend too much time in the center of the roof. I try to walk mostly toward sidewall and over the partition walls.

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Old 10-18-2006, 05:28 AM   #3
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I walk on the roof of my Flagstaff all the time to clean it and check for possible leaks. Very strong roof and I weigh 225. Much easier to clean up there than from the sides.
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:39 PM   #4
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I went on the roof of mine this weekend for an inspection. The front/rear caps are very thin fiberglass, so I opted to put my extendable ladder against the drip rail on the back of the camper.

The roof is a little "spongy", but not too bad.
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Old 01-14-2007, 09:34 PM   #5
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I'm glad I found this thread because I was thinking the same thing.......I did walk on mine when cleaning and putting the cover on it for the winter.....I wasn't sure about walking on it at first but really did not have a choice.

Does anyone know the average weight limit for for the roofs on most travel trailers?

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Old 01-14-2007, 09:51 PM   #6
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Does anyone know the average weight limit for for the roofs on most travel trailers?

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No, but I weigh 225 and the roof didn't budge on me. When I took it in for A/C service there were two guys up on it, each about as big as I am, so I don't worry about it.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:51 AM   #7
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There is no problem walking on the roof when service work is needed or for inspections, it is not desiged to carry a pay load.
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LOL...This thread is from last year!
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I note that among the features in my unit's brochure is " 3/8" Walk-On Roof Decking" which seems standard on all the Salem models. But I don't see any reference in Rockwood, but as the others have said, it shouldn't be a problem.... deck shoes are a good idea though, at least on the rubber roofs, and take time to pick out any stones & gravel from the tread. That stuff is pretty sensitive, Vinyl is tougher I guess, but still.
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:48 AM   #12
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Angry Mud on your new roof?

Went to the Altanta Fall RV show and the local Rockwood dealer was set up across the street. (Way cheaper, they said) This particular salesman had a habit of climbing up to the roof and jumping up and down on the trailer.

Fortunately, I wasn't going to buy that particular unit. The dude had to be 240 pounds. So when you buy your trailer, look for mud on the roof.

But yeah, you can walk all over your Rockwood/Flagstaff, with some degree of care for the trailer and your own safety.

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The roof is not intended to carry any weight in any one spot
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