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Old 03-31-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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Talking Roof Lockers - How Much Weight Can They Support?

On the modern roof lockers (or in my instance - the 2011 Classic Limited roof lockers) - does anyone know how much weight can be placed up there - and if an answer is known - where they learned of this fact?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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They seem quite secure and I load them without particular concern about weight -- the one by the fridge gets all the canned goods, for example.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:01 PM   #3
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I too, load them without too much concern. They are food lockers primarily for me, including canned goods.

However, I wouldn't want to store a lot of glassware and my wife's earthenware dishes, or pots and pans up there. Both for the locker's sake as well as the mission of keeping heavy items as low to the floor as possible for overall trailer stability benefits.
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We also put canned food in the lockers and never had a problem.
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Sounds like they can handle some "heft" if everyone is keeping their canned goods up there.

Still, anyone find any published weight limits?
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:16 PM   #6
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Sounds like they can handle some "heft" if everyone is keeping their canned goods up there.

Still, anyone find any published weight limits?
Nope!, but I did notice the fronts of the lockers are attached to an aluminum angle which is riveted with large rivets into the ribs. I don't know how the rears are attached tho. Based just on what I see, with nothing in print or scientific....50lbs on each side.
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Be careful. We have a 2011 20' Flying cloud and the short locker over the sink at the rear was loaded with plastic plates and bowls. It couldn't have been more than 10 lbs. (just a guess). When we got home from a trip, the locker had broken loose from its fastenings. It is apparently only held on with about four thin screws, two of which were stripped right out of the bulkhead. I can't even imagine loading them up with canned goods. It seems like a design flaw aimed at cutting costs.
I suspect a bad bump, though we stuck to paved roads.

I suppose I could add brackets and supports, but I'm not familiar with what's behind the wall panels. If I drill in where the rivets are, do I hit a stud? Does wiring run along the studs? I fear I have to take it to a dealer and the nearest one is 100 miles away. Drop it off, go pick it up: 400 miles worth of gasoline. Yikes.

For my Airstream only the range hood has any visible additional support.
I'm frightened. I think I need to restrict the upper lockers to laundry and balloons.
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Be careful. We have a 2011 20' Flying cloud and the short locker over the sink at the rear was loaded with plastic plates and bowls. It couldn't have been more than 10 lbs. (just a guess). When we got home from a trip, the locker had broken loose from its fastenings. It is apparently only held on with about four thin screws, two of which were stripped right out of the bulkhead. I can't even imagine loading them up with canned goods. It seems like a design flaw aimed at cutting costs.
I suspect a bad bump, though we stuck to paved roads.

I suppose I could add brackets and supports, but I'm not familiar with what's behind the wall panels. If I drill in where the rivets are, do I hit a stud? Does wiring run along the studs? I fear I have to take it to a dealer and the nearest one is 100 miles away. Drop it off, go pick it up: 400 miles worth of gasoline. Yikes.


For my Airstream only the range hood has any visible additional support.
I'm frightened. I think I need to restrict the upper lockers to laundry and balloons.
Jim

Sounds like the FC construction is very different than the Classics.
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Hi, I don't put very heavy things in mine, but we have had a few wine bottles [two] and some Corelle four piece setting in there too. I also keep my 15" flat screen TV in my front over head cabinet. On the other hand, I have heard of people bringing their brand new trailers home and finding that some empty cabinets have fallen.
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