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Old 08-16-2016, 11:35 AM   #1
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3170DSF Roof Capacity

Having a heck of a time finding what the rated roof load is. Yes, I know it's not a great idea to be having dance parties up on an RV roof if you want to avoid structural problems and possible orthopedic ones, too.
Nonetheless, at times people will need to be up there for varied reasons and I's feel more comfortable about knowing what the capacity ratings are. Would appreciate the info if anyone has it.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:34 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll find any published figures for the weight capacity.
Don't know what exact model you have, but it should have a fiberglass roof covering, like my Lexi.
If your concern is if it's safe to get up top and walk around, then yes, it's ok. I'm up on our Lexi's roof almost monthly to do routine checks, and cleaning every other month.
Just don't get up there with flip flops. Wear a good pair of nonslip sneaks that have laces to tie. You don't want em comming off while up there...it can get slippery.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:28 PM   #3
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3170DSF Roof Capacity

Thanks. Kind of what I figured but was wondering if anyone knew specifics, by chance.
I think it's a spec that they should publish. Given the fact that many people, not necessarily me, load the roof with people for events like nascar, etc.
In my case ... I'm 6'5, 280-ish and would like to know that myself and another big brother could climb up top to do work or just secure a cover.
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