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Old 12-16-2012, 06:24 AM   #11
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I am 240# and I walk on my roof all the time with no issues. I do make a point to walk carefully and try to keep my weight
spread out and walk on the ceiling joist locations when possible.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:25 AM   #12
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khoyt I am a little larger than you. I do not repeat do not walk on the roof! first off the factory ladder I feel won't support my weight.find some on lighter to go up. my dw goes up and i go up a safe ladder and direct her were to check things out. and since i tell her what to look for, if there is a problem it will still be my fault!
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #13
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Here's the reply I got from Keystone when I inquired about the roof on our 2012 Bullet 281BHS:

Thank you for contacting Keystone RV. Your Bullet does not have a walkable roof. When you need to clean off the roof, we recommend you look for the trusses to step on.

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Michelle Diaz

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Stay off the roof or use the plywood! It felt spongy for a reason.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:22 PM   #14
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How in the heck do I find the roof trusses? The rubber roof isn't fastened to the trusses with anything. All I know is this fat boy isn't getting up there!
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #15
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How in the heck do I find the roof trusses? The rubber roof isn't fastened to the trusses with anything. All I know is this fat boy isn't getting up there!
If your roof is not a walkable roof, there will be a little bit of flex of the roof between the joists (they're not really trusses). They are likely 16" on center or 24" on center. That may vary based on the location of roof vents and the air conditioner, but it will generally hold true.

You pretty much expect that there will be a joist at each roof vent and several at the air conditioner.

Also, your ceiling material inside will be stapled to the joists and the staples then covered with a bit of white filler. If you look carefully, you can spot them.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:33 PM   #16
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IF you were to get up on the roof, you can "find" the trusses by applying downward pressure with your foot onto the rubber roof. The roof will flex somewhat between the trusses and will flex very little, if any, where the cross-members are located.

Sometimes, if you look at the roof at just the right angle, you can detect faint "lines" where the various roof sections are divided. You may also be able to "feel" them by sweeping the palm of your hand across the roof.

The rubber membrane, of course, is laid on top of the roof sheathing so you will not see or feel any screws. If you do, then you have trouble!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #17
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It's great to be a member of this forum! Thank you, yet again, for the great advice SteveC7010 and Festus2. I really wanted to get up there, when we purchased it, but decided to inspect the roof with a 10 foot step ladder instead. Come spring, when I get it out of storage, I will follow your advice and get on the roof. I like to see things up close.

Thanks again.
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