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How and When to Walk on Your RV Roof

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People ask all the time if it’s safe for them to walk on their RV roof to do maintenance or otherwise, and the truth is there is no clearcut answer. Whether or not you can walk on your RV roof depends on the make and model of your vehicle, and the type of support the roof offers for one or more persons.

Oftentimes there may be something wrong with your roof vent or AC unit, and it’s necessary to get up on the RV roof to diagnose the problem, so it’s important to know whether you can walk safely on the RV roof or if you’ll need a ladder. In this lesson, we teach you when it’s okay to walk on your roof and talk about some of the ways you can do so safely and without doing any damage to the components on your RV roof or the roof itself.

Tips for walking on an RV roof

So we know that being able to walk on an RV roof depends upon the kind of structural support the roof offers, but what separates a strong roof from a weak one. Dave Solberg discusses some of the differences, from the framework to the placement of components such as roof vents and AC units. You’ll discover why it’s generally unadvised to walk on the RV roof of most cheaper models, and learn where to look for info on your specific model.

Once you’ve learned whether you can walk on your RV roof, Dave shows you how to go about navigating the weak points on a roof, especially spots around the edges of vents and other components. You don’t want to risk cracking supporting materials or splitting a seam in the roof, so pay attention to the way Dave avoids trouble areas as he walks from front to back of the RV. Utilize these expert tips the next time you walk on your RV roof, and you should have no trouble doing any maintenance work on your vehicle!

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