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Old 03-23-2015, 07:39 PM   #1
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Weight limit for roof access

Hi, I just purchased a 206ES Kodiak Express Ultra Lite, and I'd like to know if we can get on top of the roof to clean, or place a cover over it. I don't want to be up there, if we really shouldn't.

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Old 03-24-2015, 03:24 AM   #2
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Hi, I just purchased a 206ES Kodiak Express Ultra Lite, and I'd like to know if we can get on top of the roof to clean, or place a cover over it. I don't want to be up there, if we really shouldn't.

Thanks so much,
Sherrill
Depends how "husky" you are. I'm quite a rotund feller myself, and my voltage feels a little spongy underfoot, but not to bad.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:41 PM   #3
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Can't speak to your Kodiak... I've got a Voltage.

That said... I'm a big guy, weighing in around 380. And while I don't think the roof of my rig would stand up to me jumping up & down on it... I have no trouble walking around up there to clean & install items.
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I'm on my Aerolite roof all the time, it feels very solid. I've even been on the slide, but I stay in tight to the roof side.
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My friend has a Kodiak bunkhouse and when I helped him install an AC in the bedroom, we both got up on the roof.

With the 100 lb AC unit, that would put the load north of 500 lbs... No problem.

As a rule of thumb, if a trailer has a ladder, then it was a walk on roof.
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My friend has a Kodiak bunkhouse and when I helped him install an AC in the bedroom, we both got up on the roof.

With the 100 lb AC unit, that would put the load north of 500 lbs... No problem.

As a rule of thumb, if a trailer has a ladder, then it was a walk on roof.
My Dutchmen 275BH does not have a ladder but customer service says the roof can be walked on. I asked if there was a weight limit and they said it wasn't published so they didn't know.
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Dutchmen said I could walk on my Aerolite 282DBHS but not hang out up there. They specifically warned about the two feet directly behind the front cap.

I can say that I try to be as delicate as I can. It is not solid at all. When I replaced the front fan I laid down trying to distribute the wait more evenly.

They tell you to get up there regularly and check every seal and the roof to do maintenance but then they make the roof as thin and cheap as possible.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:59 PM   #8
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Thank you all.. Your suggestions and advice will really help me to navigate this new trailer and some of the issues I have to figure out. It'll be my ~160lb grandson who'd be the one up on the roof, but I might just use a couple of ladders instead for cleaning and placing the cover on. No since in taking any risks, unless I really need to get up there.


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