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Old 07-03-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
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Weight on a roof

Hey Everyone - I am new to RVing and have a 2016 Miramar. I need to do some maintenance on the roof and I am curious on how much the roof holds. Any idea if I can walk around up there? I know there is a ladder on the back but last thing I need to do is reintroduce myself to my wife by falling through.

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Old 07-03-2016, 06:19 PM   #2
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Should not be a problem to walk on. I'm 220 lbs and walk all over the roof. Just be careful washing etc and backing up on top, as if you trip it's a long way down to the ground. Lol
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thor Manual pg 78 shows weight limit for ladder at 250 lbs. States Thor motorhomes have plywood reinforced roof and are safe to walk on. (does not list a limit) Cautions slippery when wet.
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:56 PM   #4
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States Thor motorhomes have plywood reinforced roof and are safe to walk on. (does not list a limit) Cautions slippery when wet.
If the roof is reinforced do you think it would support an overhead lift? The kind of lift used to transport a paralyzed person such as myself. We have one in use at out house right now. It would be nice to have one in our unit because it would make it a lot easier to transfer me the bed than how we do it now.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:51 PM   #5
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I'm guessing you're talking about mounting something inside from the ceiling? I wouldn't dare comment on how that would work other than my ceiling is only paneling.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:34 AM   #6
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You're correct Travelin' Texans. The system involves a rail attached to the ceiling that then has something similar to hoist that rides in the track. Something similar to this - Ceiling Track Solutions | OpeMed

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Old 07-04-2016, 05:12 PM   #7
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Good question for Thor Customer Service..
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:46 PM   #8
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My 5er has aluminum trusses on 16" centers, but wouldn't have any idea about MH. Not sure I'd trust someone in customer service opinion, need info from someone that understands what/how you're trying to do, not a guess, especially if you're hanging on it, just my .02 cents.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:06 AM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback and I'll contact Thor about it.

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