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Old 10-07-2019, 04:36 AM   #1
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Walking on the roof

I have a 2019 Bullet 243BHS and was considering getting a cover for winterizing my unit, but this would entail me going up on the roof to do so. Can the roof of these ultralights support the weight of me doing so? My other alternative is getting a giant tarp to do the job. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:56 AM   #2
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There are several posts, some very recent, on this subject. It's generally thought, and Keystone's consistent answer that if the camper does not have a ladder from the factory then it's not a "walkable roof". Many people will use a couple of pieces of plywood or rigid foam to disperse the weight and walk on the roof.
Do not use a standard tarp like the 'blue plastic tarps" to cover your camper. They do not "breath" i.e. exchange air and will build up damaging heat and moisture.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:08 AM   #3
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I have a 2019 Bullet 243BHS and was considering getting a cover for winterizing my unit, but this would entail me going up on the roof to do so. Can the roof of these ultralights support the weight of me doing so? My other alternative is getting a giant tarp to do the job. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Go to one of the larger RV dealers in your area and ask what they cover the hundred or so RVs on the lot with.
You may be surprised when they say nothing. YMMV
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:29 AM   #4
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This still Baffles me.. Arent you responsible to keep roof sealed up good, which requires periodic insepction of all roof structures, cap seam, etc.. IE... walking on roof? I mean if you get a leak, can warranty not be denied if you havent done proper upkeep and maintenance? I just can not fathom not being able to walk on the roof. Yea O.k, plywood spreads out the weight, but mishandle that and a corner damages something so then what?
Mine has a ladder anyway but its my first one with a ladder, everything prior I had a 25' step ladder I used to get on the roof for cleaning, etc..Shoot im on my roof probably 8-10 times a year.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:42 AM   #5
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This still Baffles me.. Arent you responsible to keep roof sealed up good, which requires periodic insepction of all roof structures, cap seam, etc.. IE... walking on roof? I mean if you get a leak, can warranty not be denied if you havent done proper upkeep and maintenance? I just can not fathom not being able to walk on the roof. Yea O.k, plywood spreads out the weight, but mishandle that and a corner damages something so then what?
Mine has a ladder anyway but its my first one with a ladder, everything prior I had a 25' step ladder I used to get on the roof for cleaning, etc..Shoot im on my roof probably 8-10 times a year.
Round off the corners with a jigsaw. Some folks use rigid foam as it doesn't have as much potential for damage and is lighter.
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