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Old 01-05-2021, 10:28 PM   #1
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Can I stand on the roof of my Gemini?

Quick question.

Can I climb on top of my Gemini and install a Maxxair vent cover over my existing Maxxair fan?

I own a 2016 Gemini 23TR. Unfortunately Iím a big fella (285 lbs). Canít find anything about the weight limit for the roof.

Thanks in advance for any replies/advice.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:06 PM   #2
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Treat it like it's thin ice: go up on your hands and knees; doing everything possible to spread your weight out on the roof.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:49 PM   #3
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Some have put an old blanket and then plywood down to help spread the weight.
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Old 01-06-2021, 12:30 AM   #4
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Some have put an old blanket and then plywood down to help spread the weight.
Smart idea!
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Old 01-06-2021, 03:32 AM   #5
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I have been on the roof of my 2018 Compass 23 TB many times and agree that it is best to do the hands and knees when up there. I cover mine every year and have to go up to put the cover on.
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Old 01-06-2021, 06:32 PM   #6
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Iím a SOB but have had several RVs. All have boasted a ďwalkableĒ roof and I take them at their word. Been up and upright on each of them many times to wash, inspect or service rooftop items. No problems. If Thor says itís ďwalkableĒ go for it. Just be careful. Itís a long way down!
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:11 PM   #7
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Iím a SOB but have had several RVs. All have boasted a ďwalkableĒ roof and I take them at their word. Been up and upright on each of them many times to wash, inspect or service rooftop items. No problems. If Thor says itís ďwalkableĒ go for it. Just be careful. Itís a long way down!
While I agree with Pete: I'm sometimes not as comfortable with the thought of build quality matching up to the design specifications.
I'll go up on them carefully...
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Old 01-10-2021, 02:33 AM   #8
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I walk all over mine every time we use the RV. 220 Lbs.
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:00 PM   #9
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Two dudes carrying the A/C unit walked on the roof at the factory. I was one for a time in high school. IMO, the ladder will have weight issues before the roof will.
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:04 PM   #10
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Max air cover

I installed it on hands and knees and stomach. Easy install.
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:21 PM   #11
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Quick question.

Can I climb on top of my Gemini and install a Maxxair vent cover over my existing Maxxair fan?

I own a 2016 Gemini 23TR. Unfortunately Iím a big fella (285 lbs). Canít find anything about the weight limit for the roof.

Thanks in advance for any replies/advice.
Thor told me I could walk on mine and at the time I thought I was 300 pounds they said it was fine. I'm 280 and I have walked all over it checking the roof. If you're nervous just put a board or plywood up there
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:30 PM   #12
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I installed it on hands and knees and stomach. Easy install.
Congratulations!
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Old 01-17-2021, 02:29 PM   #13
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Iím 270 and have been wondering that as well. The RV is a 2017 Thor Outlaw 38RE. I want to get up there and inspect and clean. Iíll give thor a call in a while but if anyone has a similar RV and weight over 260, please post your experience.
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Old 01-17-2021, 03:13 PM   #14
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If it has a ladder you can get on the roof. Not sure about weight limits I’m 300 and will not get on roof.
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Old 01-17-2021, 05:45 PM   #15
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If you're going on the roof to inspect and clean it: you won't be walking around.
You'll be on your hands and knees, to get close to where things get interesting.
So your weight will be spread out anyway...
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