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Old 09-28-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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Penthouse good for a romp?

The SMB web site displays a photo with ten plus people standing on top of the penthouse.

On my 99' SMB I discovered that the roof flexes considerably under my weight of 200lbs and I noticed a couple of six inch fracture lines in the roof.

What's the opinion out there? How durable is the roof? Can I walk on the top or not?

What have your experiences been?
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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I wouldn't but I'm about 3 people and my roof already leaks. I have noticed severe rubbing of the paint where the rubber edge meets the roof- I'm down to bare metal on all 4 corners.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:08 PM   #3
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jage - please elaborte on "my roof already leaks". Where and from what?

I also have the bare corners however that is not a problem.

Thanks
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:44 AM   #4
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Look in Van Body there are at least 3 posts about my leaking.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:18 AM   #5
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The build that I am working on intentionally does not include a roof ladder or roof racks (only solar panels). I don't want any incentive to getting up there from a longevity point of view.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:51 AM   #6
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You know I really like the clean lines of the van with the PH, no awning and no ladder. Still I'm planning an awning and solar panels on a roof rack someday... big ideas no money no shop.
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I have been up on my roof several times, the previous owner installed a ladder - no problems with flex, I have been up there with a hose and bucket scrubbing the top, and I am about 6'1" & 200 pounds.
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