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Old 07-20-2018, 11:17 AM   #1
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Is it safe to stand on the roof of a 19?

Is it safe to stand on the roof of a 19? If so, I'm hoping someone can tell where the safest/strongest spots are on the roof? Thanks, Jim
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:43 AM   #2
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No.
Might be safe for you if you have good balance, but you'll spider crack the gel coat.
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Is it safe to stand on the roof of a 19? If so, I'm hoping someone can tell where the safest/strongest spots are on the roof? Thanks, Jim

I asked this back when we had orientation and was told the roof is designed to hold the air conditioner but I would exceed what it was designed for. Leaning against the upper side was fine but no standing or putting full body weight on it.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:00 PM   #4
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The safest and strongest points are over any interior bulkheads.

However, as Greg cautions, there's the possibility of making spider cracks especially if you step onto a weak area.

With my Little Giant ladder I can easily reach to the center line of the roof and haven't ever felt the need to stand on the roof.

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I'd worry about getting slightly off-center and sliding off the roof! Especially if it's well waxed.
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Thank you everyone for your valuable input. Jim
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:55 PM   #7
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Again I cheat on this issue of getting on or doing work on the roof I have scaffolding that I have padded on one side to prevent damage to the side or I use my mini scissor lift
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I think the real question is, is it necessary, or is it just plain stupid. I stand with stupid.
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I stand with stupid.
Those who stand together, will probably slide off together
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Is it safe to stand on the roof of a 19? If so, I'm hoping someone can tell where the safest/strongest spots are on the roof? Thanks, Jim
Absolutely not!!!!

If you need to access the roof, work from a ladder, or get scaffolding and put boards across the trailer, these trailers are not designed for point load. You run the risk of cracking the fibreglass.

My old Trillium, I would prop the roof with 2x4ís during the winter to discourage sagging because of snow load.
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