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Old 08-18-2016, 03:12 PM   #1
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Can I get on my roof?

Picking up our TT Sat morning, and will ask the dealer, but thought I'd see what this community has to say...

We are getting a 2015 Sunset Trail 240BH. It does not have a ladder, so I'm wondering if it is OK to get on the roof? Not to hang out in a chair with a cold one, but in case there are any maintenance or cleaning issues. Can I get up there if need be?

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Old 08-18-2016, 03:16 PM   #2
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The roof is only 3/16 luan plywood , so only step on 16" centers where the rafters are . put a piece of 1/4 or 3/8 plywood down first to spread out weight.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:10 PM   #3
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I'd love to get on mine. Be easier to clean and to pop the cover on the AC to clean the coils.

Was told to stay off and I will, to avoid any warranty issues. At 260 lbs I'd mess that roof up with a wrong step.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:20 PM   #4
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I get up on mine all the time, plz don't share this, but I weigh 240.
Like Harley said, just stay on the rafters or use plywood. I keep a couple of 3'x3' pieces of 1/2 plywood in the fold up bunks.
Hardest part is getting on and off the ladder.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:08 PM   #5
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I din't realize how different roofs can be from model to model, or even model years. My buddy has the same trailer as me, only one model year earlier. Last weekend I was helping him with roof maintenance. He has no ladder mounted, so I was on a side ladder. I pressed down with my hand and felt the roof flex. I was surprised because I walk on mine and it is very solid. Mine also has a ladder, so the plywood must be much thicker.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:19 AM   #6
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Why would they make such a flimsy roof, in some parts of the country they could get a ton of snow built up & it doesn't know to stay on the joists.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:23 AM   #7
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One word...Weight
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:32 AM   #8
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Do you guys have flat roofs? Mine is sloped side to side. The guys at my dealer are all under 200 pounds. I figure that why THEY Can be up there.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:37 AM   #9
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No, mine is just like yours.
Don't be afraid to go up there, just be careful
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:06 AM   #10
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I think one reason for the thin ply on the roof is that is is hard to curve thicked plywood or mdf to form to the curved roof. They have a hard time keeping the staples in as it is , can you imagine the assembliers trying to put a ton of staples to stop the thick ply from coming up on the sides....
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