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Old 12-11-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
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99 36SDS Walk on roof OK?

My '99 has no rear ladder and since I'm adding a bit of solar next year I just want to be sure the roof can be walked on by a 200lb man with no special precautions.

If a ladder was on the coach I'd assume it was OK but since it isn't . . . . . . . .


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Dave,
It will not be a problem.
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Thanks,
Figured it probably was given how well built these things seem to be but figured it was better to ask that get up there and hear a "crack".

Especially as the thread just below (Alpine & Trav'ler) mentioned
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I'm going to replace my King Dome with a Trav'ler. I know I've seen a thread somewhere that said you can't mount the Trav'ler in the same location as the King Dome due to vibration and noise caused by a roof area that is less than substantial.
Never would have questioned the roof's integrity if I hadn't read that.
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Dave- depends on the 200lb man, but on his balance, not his weight.
The previous thread caveat was due to wind turbulence, not weight.
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Cool, it was the "less than substantial" that worried me. Looks like I'll be fine.
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Dave,
I, at 200 pounds, have been on the roof of your Alpine a few times and did not notice any flexing at all.

Just be careful when the roof's wet. That thing's as slick as owl-snot (or so I'm told by my local Owl expert) and it's a long way down.
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Thanks Bob, hope you had a good visit with your brother!
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Thanks Dave.

It was pretty good, considering he's very ill.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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