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Old 02-12-2024, 03:31 PM   #1
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Hello

Hello All.

New guy here. Just want to say hello to everyone.

Just purchased a 2014 Kodiak 331RLSL. It needs a little touch up but we love the fact that the living area slide out on both sides plus a slide out bedroom.

I am thinking about installing solar panels on the roof. Is the roof strong enough to be standing on or supporting the solar panels?

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Kin

P.S. I am in Orlando, Florida. I am also a retired licensed building contractor. If any forum members need info related to construction, feel free to contact me. Free service to forum members only.
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Old 02-14-2024, 03:15 PM   #2
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You should be VERY careful when walking on your roof. Lots of us put down a piece of plywood in order to walk on. When I put solar panels on my roof, i used the flexible ones and used ETERNABOND to fasten them to the roof.

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Old 02-15-2024, 12:41 AM   #3
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Thank you for the tips.
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Old 02-16-2024, 06:48 PM   #4
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As a general rule if your trailer has a ladder on the side that provides roof access it can probably support your weight but I wouldn't totally rely on that. This might be one of the few areas that your original owner's manual might actually address.
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Old 02-18-2024, 02:59 AM   #5
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No owner's manual.
It does comes with a roof access ladder attached to the back. I have seen other Kodiaks 331s have the same ladder at the same location. I'll just have to real careful and use a piece of plywood for walking.

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