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Old 01-16-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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What weight/size person will the roof of an Airstream support?

This is my first post to the forum.

I have a 2006, 25 foot Safari six sleeper that I purchased new in 2007. I like to keep it well polished/sealed and think that it is prudent to keep the roof spit shinned. I had a light weight neighbor lad to do the task for me who is no longer available. My dealer, who has been superb in almost all areas, answers my question with a caution to be very careful and offers to perform the service for me. I weigh about 190 pounds.

Information or advise in this area would be appreciated.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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I'm just over 200 and have been on the roof of our 1999 25' many times. You don't have to stay on the ribs but I like to try. (Solar panels now make it harder to get around) Just keep off the end caps.
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What weight/size person will the roof of an Airstream support?

This is my first post to the forum.

I have a 2006, 25 foot Safari six sleeper that I purchased new in 2007. I like to keep it well polished/sealed and think that it is prudent to keep the roof spit shinned. I had a light weight neighbor lad to do the task for me who is no longer available. My dealer, who has been superb in almost all areas, answers my question with a caution to be very careful and offers to perform the service for me. I weigh about 190 pounds.

Information or advise in this area would be appreciated.
A number of years ago, Airstream took a photo of 30 (thirty) male employees standing on the roof of a 30 foot Airstream trailer, all at the same time.

Great photo, that also demonstrated what can be done, And, with no damage.

I had a copy of that photo, BUT, it was misplaced a few years ago.

Sorry.

Andy
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:39 PM   #4
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I think you'll be OK. Try to distribute all weight.
Walk only on rivet lines which ate also the underlying ribs.
Stay clear of the endcaps. Ever have a jiffy pop?

Shined up is a great thing!
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