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MetalGator 05-06-2013 02:20 PM

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.


Camping Buddys 05-06-2013 02:39 PM

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

Triguy 05-06-2013 02:40 PM

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?

schrederman 05-09-2013 12:45 PM

I'm at 240#s and get on my SV-264 regularly... no problem.

ependydad 05-09-2013 12:58 PM

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.

Twisty 05-09-2013 07:24 PM

One of the reasons I bought the SV264 is because of the Full Walk On Roof and it came with the ladder.

DDC 05-09-2013 08:28 PM

I'm 215 and I like to walk cautiously on it, finding out there is a weak spot would not be very pleasant.

PrairieBoy 05-12-2013 09:29 AM

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.

Steeljag 05-12-2013 02:10 PM

You guys need to start doing some

Camping Buddys 05-14-2013 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by steeljag (Post 374167)
You guys need to start doing some


MetalGator 05-18-2013 01:12 PM

Well, I got the max air vents installed today. I did not like being on the roof. Several times is creaked and cracked and was a little spongy when I was between the trusses. When I was working, I was sitting on a piece of plywood which made the roof feel more solid beneath me. At least I was able to inspect all the caulking. I used the ladder that is attached to the back of the trailer and it felt pretty solid. I hopefully won't need to get up there again for a long time.


jjwelliver 05-26-2013 11:55 PM

What's a max air vent? We just bought a 2013 SV304. Are they something that you should have?

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