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Old 03-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Walk on roof?

When doing my research into what trailer to purchase, several companies advertised a 'walk on roof' (one even has a photo of a truck sitting on the roof). My understanding is all roofs are walk on.

So my question on the Columbus is: what kind of weight is supported? I'm not planning on parking on it any time soon, but would like to have an idea of is the designed limits. I'd hate to be up there cleaning it and damage it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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I believe most roofs can support the load of a person walking on them, but the materials may be damaged more easily.
If you are a NASCAR fan, star watcher, or REALLY like to sleep under the stars, a more durable roof cover would be a good idea. I would hate to see the rubber roof on my Prime Time get a tear.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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Feel free to walk on our roof. It's why we have that great ladder in the rear. If you come to the plant it's not unusual to see 3-4 workers on a roof at the same time.
Our roof is one of our many fine construction features. We spend more to provide a better than average roof system.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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Thickness of Columbus laminated roof

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Old 03-29-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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That's good to know. I won't feel like I'm walking on eggshells then!
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:44 AM   #6
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Just out of curiosity, how thick is it at the sides where the walls meet the roof?
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:53 PM   #7
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Hmmm. Crickets in that one I guess.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:11 AM   #8
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So does that roof not have any roof trusses, like our Flagstaff?
I take it that the thin plywood is glued to the styrofoam, top and bottom, and the whole structure is a type of monocoque design?
I do know that ours does seem pretty solid, even without trusses.
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Columbus does have roof trusses. I'm not sure how the smaller Flagstaff are built .
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Columbus does have roof trusses. I'm not sure how the smaller Flagstaff are built .
So the trusses, styrofoam, and luan are all glued together as one unit?
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