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Old 02-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #15
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6 people on a motorhome roof sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Whether the roof is reinforced or not. Especially if there are adult beverages being consumed. I wouldn't do it, period. I hope for your sake and others nothing goes wrong. I would be sure to have some good liability insurance.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #16
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if you plan to do a lot of parking in nascar infields you may need overload springs on the back to carry all the money your going to need.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #17
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I would not let six people get on my roof even if the brochure said that was okay. Too many things they can break up there...A/C covers, vents/fans, vents to the plumbing, antennas, not to mention the roof itself.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #18
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thanks all for the replies. We have discussed it and may just get grandstand seats and use the RV for sleeping. I am not sure now that I want to trust the roof even for just the wife and I

I would look for a different RV that may hold the weight...BUT...I am get this thing for a song and dance and i dont do either...lol.

The outside is in pretty good shape (faded). The motor runs well. The inside unfortunately has been 'trashed' so there will be some extensive remodeling that needs to be done. So...if i remove a few walls here and there...i need to know the roof will still support the AC etc...including heavy snow loads

Thats why i asked about the 'skeleton' being wood or steel...thanks again for the answers. anymore thoughts on the framework ???


On the bold, I did mention earlier they were steel? With heavier steel to carry the A/C's?

Roof and walls both. There is no structural wood in either. Goin way back here, but I think it's all set up on 16" centers.

I was a service manger at an RV dealership that handled Fleetwood motor homes (19 years, ending early 90's), have seen my share with no skin on them....
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:35 PM   #19
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6 people on a motorhome roof sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Whether the roof is reinforced or not. Especially if there are adult beverages being consumed. I wouldn't do it, period. I hope for your sake and others nothing goes wrong. I would be sure to have some good liability insurance.
Now see I would never sit up on a MH roof because I am scared of heights. Now on the other hand if I had a few adult beverages in me that is a whole new ball game, I would jump right up their with my disco lights. You know "liquid courage" LOL
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Now see I would never sit up on a MH roof because I am scared of heights. Now on the other hand if I had a few adult beverages in me that is a whole new ball game, I would jump right up their with my disco lights. You know "liquid courage" LOL
Hillarious! Yeah I'm familiar with that liquid courage thing, LOL. The disco lights too!
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Bottom line is, RV roofs are not designed for lawn chairs. They ARE designed to support the weight of a person for maintenance. If I were trying to accomplish your goal, I would fabricate an aluminum roof deck system that comes down through the walls, attaches to the floor framing and allows for planking a deck above the actual roof.
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Sounds like the perfect excuse to run over to Phoenix and check out the rigs in the infield next weekend. That will tell you what the other guys are doing. Just look around and see which structures someone falls off of, and do not build your like that.

I would not get up on roof without my own flooring system and rails. You can support the new flooring system by using lally columns inside. Could either design them into the remodel or make them temporary, like just some two by's that you could store on roof when not in use. Good luck.

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