How Much Weight On The Roof

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  1. tick59

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    I have asked this Question before on Motorhome Foroms and have never got a proper answer.If you go to clean the roof of your Motorhome How Much weight can it take????? I am a 17 Stone bloke and i have to send the other half up on the roof to clean it and she is getting a bit worried about going on top (if you know what i mean):Wink: So can anyone answer the Question.
     
  2. keith

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    My Autocruise book states 13 stone as a maximum, & i have also read the same in other hand books.

    So your 17 st sounds a bit heavy. :Eeek:

    Get a brush with a long handle & do it from each side. :BigGrin:
     
  3. G2EWS

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    Not sure there is a definitive answer to the question.

    I assume you own an RV?

    If it is a Winnebago I understand they have a much stronger/thicker roof, but as to the weight limits I would have thought the manufacturers web site would be the place to go.

    I am sure Linda will be along to give more information soon.

    Regards

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    I am 19 stone and been on my RV roof a lot (especially when the wife about:Laughing::Rofl1:)
     
  5. Lindy-C

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    From Tick59's profile page:

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    Not an American RV unfortunately so not qualified to advise :Wink:
    Perhaps contact a dealer and ask the question :Smile:

    As far as American RVs are concerned........check in your manufacturers handbook -

    taken from a US forum...............
    3. Is it OK to walk on my roof ?
    Most models of RV's are constructed to accommodate this, however most Lite models are not. NOTE: Special instructions are to be followed when accessing an RV with a rubber roof.
    Refer to your owners manual to make sure.
     
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    Is that you up there with the Drifters John??:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Oops wrong thread:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    OMG they are all going to use this as an excuse now!!:cry:
     
  8. Geo

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    Youv'e no worries Sharon,when Keith went up on his it's rumoured he nearly left a foot print:Rofl1:
     
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    Absolutely not possible Geo, I heard Keith walks on water:Laughing:

    Chris
     
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    im 17st and i walk on my kontiki roof but i avoid the rooflight areas and the front roof moulding. i figurer if theres a hole in the roof its got to be weaker than the rest.

    john
     
  11. Lindy-C

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    That conjures up all sorts of visions John :Eek!:
    I wonder if anyone has ever actually fallen through a rooflight and got wedged? :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Tick59
    She will be OK on my roof, but will have to be carefull because it's a bit green and slippery until it's washed:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Was that the answer you were looking for?:thumb::thumb:
    Nigel
     
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    My Owner's Handbook states 12 stone/76 Kgs for the area within the roof rack. However, I'm 14 stone and been up there without any funny creaking noises appearing!
    Check your handbook or consult the manufacturer (and then ignore the advice like everyone else!)

    Phil
     
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    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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