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Old 05-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Walking on SV264 roof

My wife is wanting me to install some MaxAir vents on our 2012 Surveyor SV264. I am 6'4" and pushing 240lbs and the thought of walking on the roof concerns me. I do have a ladder on the back of the TT that is rated for 300lbs but I was thinking about getting a piece of plywood and just using my 8' ladder and getting on the roof that way. I figured that if I stayed on the plywood, it would distribute my weight. I just don't want to damage anything. Is this doable or should I pay some skinny person to do the work.

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Old 05-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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Go ahead climb on the roof and do the MaxAir installation, I just got on my roof this weekend and tried unsuccessfully to install the vent cover, (got the regular MaxAir and I have the fantastic fan on my rv, I need the maxair 2). I'm 250#'s and did not have any problems walking on the roof. Also my two boys 14 and 12 join me up there. LOL
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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You can certainly use the plywood if you want and plenty of people do but I always have been comfortable walking on the roof of our trailers. I weigh a bit less but other posts in the various "walk on roof" threads I've read around here also state its fine.

I wouldn't hire anyone. Besides, how else are you going to get up there to maintain the roof and inspect the seals every few months?
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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I'm at 240#s and get on my SV-264 regularly... no problem.
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I'm bigger than both of you and other than an issue with heights, I don't have any issue being up on my roof.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #6
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One of the reasons I bought the SV264 is because of the Full Walk On Roof and it came with the ladder.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:28 PM   #7
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I'm 215 and I like to walk cautiously on it, finding out there is a weak spot would not be very pleasant.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:29 AM   #8
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Just make sure there are no rocks in your shoes when you go up there as the roof membrane is soft and easily cut. I pulled the ladder out of the trailer back wall the only time I have used it and I weigh 230. The dealership screwed it back in and sealed it but I have lost faith in trying it again. I have climbed up many grain bins using the the old rotten wooden ladders attached to the side so I know how to go up a ladder slowly and carefully and not just bounce up the rungs, and it still pulled out of the trailer. I now use my aluminum ladder to gain access to the roof.
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You guys need to start doing some cardio......lol
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You guys need to start doing some cardio......lol
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