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Old 03-15-2019, 06:24 PM   #1
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2000 Sunline Solaris roof.

Can I walk on the roof of my 2000 Sunline Solaris roof without damaging it?
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The Solaris name encompasses quite a few different models, so those who might be able to answer the question will need to know exactly which one you have. It's usually labeled right beside the door, in the format T-xxxx.
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Can I walk on the roof of my 2000 Sunline Solaris roof without damaging it?
Unless your camper had the custom option of a walk on roof, or partial walk on roof, when bought new, you cannot walk directly on the roof without protection.

Odds are high you have the standard Sunline rubber roof with the bud board backing. This bud board is a heavy thick corrugate backing that the rubber membrane is glued to. Then the entire sheet is pulled over the roof rafters. As such there is no support between the rafters to hold your body weight.

To service items on the roof, you place down a trap, or other soft protection item over the rubber, to protect the rubber from abrasion. Then using pieces of 3/8" or thinker plywood, in approx 24" to 30" wide by 48" long, you place the wood sheets to span the rafters. Then you can kneel etc on the plywood. The rafters are close to 16" centers. Not all of them, but many. You can feel them being stiffer and solid under the rubber roof.

See here where I am servicing the roof AC unit. You have to use a solid ladder on stable ground to step off of and onto the roof. Be extra careful when getting on and off. Use the 3 point contact method. 1 foot, 2 hands, or 2 feet 1 hand etc. in contact with ladder or roof as you get on an off.





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