Originally Posted by Resorts
My roof is starting to get fairly dirty and Id like to clean it before its too bad. Also Id like to inspect the sealant around the vents and stuff. Does anyone have any setup ideas for getting on the roof without screwing up the aluminum?
This subject has been kicked around many times, on this forum.
WALKING ON THE ROOF OF AN ARGOSY OR AIRSTREAM TRAILER IS OK,
as long as you stay within the length of the awning rail.
go beyond the length of the awning rail.
Leaning a step ladder against the drip cap that's on top of the windows from 1966
and up, will not damage the trailer.
Many years ago Airstream had 30 (thirty) mechanics stand on the roof of a 30 foot trailer. They water tested it after the fact, and found no leaks.
Walk with caution and stay on the horizontal stringers, when ever possible.
Obviously, you don't want to do any rock and rolling dances while on the roof.
Having special ladders, platforms and the like, is a waste of time and money.
No dealer or the factory, ever has a problem walking on the roof. They all do it.
Wear soft sole shoes or sneakers when on the roof.
attempt to get on the roof if it's wet, or even damp. If you do, you will probably fall off, very quickly.