Apache 700SE 2003 Roof

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  1. pvw10

    pvw10 Read Only Funster

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    Howdy all,
    could anybody advise if its ok to walk on the roof so i can both clean and check it over and instal an aerial ?

    Many thanks,
     
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    It is usually ok to walk on the roof of most if not all motorhomes. Just don't walk over the cab area as this is much weaker and won't support your weight.
     
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    As previous poster also try not to put too much weight on or close to sealed areas such as edge seams and roof lights seals.


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    Yep, agree all fine..
    Avoid the front overcab area....
     
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    Thanks all, i have a ladder on the back and have been up there but only with my hand and when i felt the top surface was a little flexible i thought best check to be safe,
    Cheers
     
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    many coachbuilt vans have a reinforced section towards the rear for fitting racks and top boxes. manufacturers advise is to keep close to the edges where the wall takes the weight. And dont even think of going up there if you weigh more than 75kg

    Personally I dont like anyone walking on the roof of the van and have a small scaffold system bought at B&Q for about £50. this allows good access for cleaning and working on solar panels etc and is great for other projects round the home
     
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    The roof on an Apache should not be flexible ! Sounds like the plastic covering has separated, possibly through water ingress ! Check up with the auto trail website !
     
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    Sorry bad terminolgy, its fine i was just being careful.
     
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    Yup, up there today and as you stated all ok, its a busy place and so high i was surprised.
    Just selecting a spot for a dish.
    Cheers,
     
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    Mine is drivers side above middle locker, close to all the leccy bits !!:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Ah ok thanks.
    I already have a Status 530 and the older round Status up there so space at the back is a premium, think it will go between the light outside the Bathroom and the Lounge roof vent/fan thing.
    Cheers
     

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