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Old 08-21-2016, 03:09 AM   #1
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max. weight for roof ?

what do you think, what is the max. weight to go on the roof.
I do not dare to climb the ladder.
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I'm over 300, and use our ladder when I need to check or service our roof. I generally stay toward the sides for the most support available. Also, I'm not at all shy to admit I'm generally on hands and knee when up there.

I should say though, that our ladder is well maintained. Being older, I went through it a couple of years ago, replacing all rusted screws, as well as the plastic end caps that do crack on occasion.

I would NOT encourage walk on the roof beyond what is necessary to service it/keep it clean and in good repair.

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I too am portly fellow myself. Well, the doctor calls it fat. I walk on mine when I do maintenance on it. I would check with your manufacturer and confirm it is a walk on roof. Some are not. Most are. I try to stay away from areas like sky lights as they may or may not be framed. You can go to manufacturer web sites and you tube and find construction videos and see three guys running around on the roofs of these RV's. Again check with your manufacturer. You should be fine.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:03 AM   #4
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Check the manufacturer data.

Ours has a flat fiberglass roof with a diamond texture for non-slip surface so we think it was designed for roof access like watching events and such.

Others with a high arch and rubber membrane maybe not.

Any structure day a design weight limit and if the structure is wood and any leaks then Betts are off.
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The most common weight rating is 300#, IF they are walk-on roofs. To increase that a bit, use sheets of plywood to distribute your weight across more rafters
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This is not what you asked, but related. I just watched a video earlier tonight where Northwood put 36 people on the roof of one of their Arctic Fox truck campers. That was impressive. I have one of their trailers and I knew their roofs were strong, but...........


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