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Old 05-15-2019, 09:07 AM   #1
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Roof Weight Limit

I need to wash the roof of my 2013 Coachman Catalina Santara Series 282 BHS travel trailer. In order to get a good cleaning of the roof and inspect it as well, I feel I need to get on the roof. I have seen multiple people on RV roofs before.
Here lies the problem, I am a big man of 350 lbs. Can my roof support my weight?

Thanks for your help and information.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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Maybe, maybe not. Every roof is built differently. I'm 195lb and feel very comfortable on most RV roofs. Solid. But there are some others that I just won't go on unless I'm on all fours, too much flex for me.
My friend who is 260lb does his own fifth wheel roof, but he is always on all fours.
Since you are asking, you are evidently concerned. Perhaps it would be worthwhile to hire the work out and then you can inspect it from a ladder on the edge?
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:40 AM   #3
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Each roof is different what some of the heavier folks do is to cut some 1/2 inch or so plywood 10"X4' and use then on the roof to spread out the weight so they can stand upright. Easy to move as you work your way around the roof. just an idea
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