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Old 01-08-2014, 03:26 PM   #1
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Walking on roof

I have a 2004 National Seabreeze, as seen in my picture, and I am going to need to go on roof to clean. I am aware that the radius area between roof and side of coach is not to be stepped on, but am not sure where else it is safe and/or, more importantly, not safe to step. I am not a light weight guy and don't want to land inside the coach the hard way! Since it is a one piece fiberglass roof there are no apparent seams to indicate roof rafter to walk along.

I know on my old trailer I could see where the metal roof was fastened and could walk along that area to carry weight, I also used to take a couple of 3x3 pieces of plywood up there to stand on to spread the load. Not sure if necessary here.

Appreciate any advice, as always.

I'll be nervous up there anyway, as I generally don't get more than 6 feet of the ground without the benefit of an aircraft!
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Tom I also have a 04 Sea breeze and have been on the roof numerous times with no thought of falling through. I weigh about 170 and walk every where but the edges.

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Rich, what model is your Breeze?

Never mind, I see it's a 35'er.



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Is there a link that might show how the roofs were made or where the soft spots are? We have a 04 Dolphin LX 6375 any and all help would be great!
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I have been on my roof numerous times. I am 245LB. No problems at all. Never felt the roof give a bit.
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I have been on the roof multiple times over the years. We went to the factory and took the tour. Durint the tour they had the roof for a unit sitting on the floor and put the 20 of us on it and had us jump up and down! They put real wood not a luan skin under the fiberglass. That said don't step on the endcaps or the radius as you already stated. Do be careful if there is any water up there as it is slippery.
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