Walking On The Roof, Safe Or What???

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  1. gazza280

    gazza280 Read Only Funster

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    I have an Autocruise Starblazer that I intend to do some adjustments on the roof. I am concerned that the roof is not strong enough to stand or kneel on. It needs a good clean too but I don't want to take the chance and just do it.

    It does not have a ladder at the back and I know that this is not an indication that a motorhome can take the weight of someone on the roof but I thought I would ask the people in the know first.

    Any advice would be appreciated
     
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    We recently saw three grown men standing on the back half of the roof of a MH, don't know what make it was, but we thought that was pushing it !! Mind, it was at a festival, so it could have been a hire vehicle.
     
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    Can you borrow a scaffold tower? Or better still two towers so you can work from boards resting on the towers rather than the roof.
     
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    Wouldn`t be that festival around the Calais docks area would it ?? :D:rolleyes:
     
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    I have a set of tall stepladders (7 steps plus platform) which I originally bought for hedge cutting when we first moved to this house. Using them I can safely reach to more than half way across the roof from each side, for cleaning, without putting much weight on it.
     
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    I am happy up on ours but I would not go on most UK vans.

    I always kneel on a foam pad though and go up without shoes.

    Martin
     
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    if in doubt, send the wife up(y)
     
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    If it's a pre swift era autocruise? It's grp on ply and tough as old boots
     
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    I'm 16 and a bit stone and have been walking on mine to clean it for the past few years no damage yet !




    Vlad
     
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    Autotrail Mohican: Walk on mine but tend to keep clear of roof lights (18 inches at least) Again, never had any issues.
     
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    Book a valet at a show and you will have someone up there as quick as you like, safe or not:LOL:

    But if you have anything fitted solar satellite etc I am pretty sure they would be up there as well, maybe they only employ light people

    I have been on mine at over 19 stone, I am more concerned about falling off, not through, it seems a lot further down than looking up :)

    Seriously though a friend of ours fell through a skylight on his Hymer, had serious cuts to his leg, very lucky escape
     
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