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Old 10-11-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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just how strong is the roof 1993 30 foot sunline

Hi all, we have a 1993 sunline 30'. We have it on our land in northwestern NY. Every year we pay to store it in doors. Was wondering just how strong the roofs are on these sunline campers? I know when we bought it the guy at the camper place told me not to try and walk on it. But can it take a heavy snow load? Thanks Bob
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Our Sunny took one heck of a snow load in 2010.. We had back to back storms, that gave us 42" inches of snow..



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Is your roof metal or rubber membrane?

The membrane roofs were made by bonding the rubber to a thin sheet of fibrous material and then placed over roof joists 24" on center. If you don't step directly on a joist, you run the risk of breaking through the roof. "Walk-on" roofs were an option but not a commonly seen one.

Standard advice is to use a sheet of plywood large enough to span at least 3 joists. Lay a blanket or similar on the roof first, then the plywood.

If the roof flexes between the joists, it's not a good idea to walk on it without additional support.
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I mean, if you've already been paying to store it indoors, I'd continue to do the same. It really protects/preserves it in so many ways.
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