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rmartz75

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I have to go on the roof to help a vent get open and eventually install a maxxair. Can I stand on the roof? Certain areas to step? I am 260# on a good day.

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Some are made as walk-on roofs but not all… you need to check with the mfg.

I walk on mine all the time…


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Check with the manual, or worst case, call the mfg service department. My manual says to place a sheet of plywood down to distribute the weight. I use an old door.


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My roof was NOT designed to be walked on. I did in an emergency and thought all was well. Next trip out I found water dripping from a roof vent that was now low enough to collect water. I had to cut plywood shims to slide under vent to raise it up out of the new low spot. Learn from my mistake. As previously suggested check with Manufacturer.


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Mine is a Thor California, that was bought out by MVPRV which closed thier doors.

I will try to contact Thor Industries, to see if they can provide any insight.

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It is NEVER a great idea to walk around you ANY RV roof but yes it is POSSIBLE. It's been my experience that people who go up on their roofs, looking for problems are very apt to find them (from going up there).

Don't walk, work from a seated or laying position. Don't put weight close to roof openings like hatches, skylights etc. IN order to work on some vents and hatches getting ON the roof is necessary but I would recommend using a ladder to get up there, placed as closely to the site as possible (not using the rear attached ladder and walking to the site) and don't concentrate your weight in a small area (by standing).


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Great.. Thanks for the 411.

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