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Posted: 06/18/11 10:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am wanting to climb up and inspect the roof and clean. So, what is the weight limit to be up there? I am right at 220, I just don't want to harm myself or my TT. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thank you, in advance, you all have been very helpful in the past.

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Posted: 06/18/11 10:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry, without knowing the rig you are asking about it's almost impossible to answer, other then, probably not an issue.

I worked on the roof of my worst built trailer (a 1976 MeToo framed with 2x2 on 24 centers). But I was very careful

I've seen a photo of a rig made by my current rig with a dozen people standing on it.


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Hi,

I walk on mine all the time. They are desingned to carry a snow load of about 2' of snow, or about 60 pounds per liner foot of the length of the RV.

I have seen 6 or 8 lawn chairs on top of a RV roof at a Nascar race.

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Information from the factory when I purchased my Keystone:
Keystone units built in the Oregon plant all have 3/8" thick roofing.
Units built at the Indiana plant where your unit most likely was built, have thinner material. This is why Oregon units come with a ladder and Indiana units don't.
Again, this is from engineering at the Indiana plant.





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Posted: 06/18/11 11:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

javaseuf wrote:

Information from the factory when I purchased my Keystone:
Keystone units built in the Oregon plant all have 3/8" thick roofing.
Units built at the Indiana plant where your unit most likely was built, have thinner material. This is why Oregon units come with a ladder and Indiana units don't.
Again, this is from engineering at the Indiana plant.

I walk on mine often for cleaning.

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Sorry, We have a 2008 keystone Outback 30 ft bunkhouse.

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Posted: 06/18/11 11:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You are getting a lot of opinions but very little fact. Call the factory and see what they say. I have been on the roof of all the trailer i've owned but stay to the side and be careful to step on rafters. For cleaning a ladder leaned against the side and a hose and hose tnd washer is pretty safe.

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Posted: 06/19/11 07:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My opinion is that people who climb up on their roof to inspect or clean it are the MOST apt to find problems up there (Caused be being there in the first place). Most trailer roofs have no difficulty holding your weight but your seams around hatches and vents will flex from your weight and can EASILY crack and pull away from the area they're protecting, causing leaks and water intrusion. It's far BETTER to stay off of trailer roofs unless your roof is specifically re-enforced for a cargo rack. Even then getting up there pertains only to that area.
Good luck / Skip


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I just don't worry about things like that, I have to get up there every now and then to work on vents etc. I worry more about whether I have a puncture weed or a stone in my shoe than falling through the roof.

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Posted: 06/19/11 07:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No matter what model you have the roofs have been walked on at the dealerships. They don't crawl around on the roof when they're doing a check out on one.


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