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you can walk all over the roofs of any bird,until you get to the 380/450.
Even wthout the aluminum you can walk on it.
It may be slippery!
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Thanks for the response, I should have been more specific. Safe to walk on without damaging the roof?
As long as you only step on the roof trusses. If you step anywhere else you're asking for leaks.
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Thanks for the quick replies. Curious minds wanted to know.
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Thanks for the quick replies. Curious minds wanted to know.
Mike lives in Az,he does not know anything about leaks!
I have walked on a hundred bird roofs,leaks come from screw holes.
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Even on aluminum roofed 380/450’s one can walk on them. Just be sure to ONLY step on rib supported areas. Underlying ribs are spaced roughly every 2’ and easy to find. Areas in-between will support some, but full weight applied to them risks depressing the aluminum sheeting somewhat. Rounded side/end edges and no goat rails means one must be VERY careful. It’s a long way down! With no rear roof ladder some have purchased 15’ telescoping ladders. These allow one to step off directly onto the roof from any position around the coach, reducing the need to “walk” on the roof. Have a couple hundred hours up there installing solar, sat dish & polishing with no accidents or leaks yet. Have used my share of Dicor Tape & Lap Sealant and it works. BB brochure says they tested it all to an equivalent 10 yrs & 250K miles. M380/450’s used lots of weight saving techniques without hurting strength. Even though 10 years has past, have never heard of a frame/roof giving way.
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