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    Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 2:33am
How about adding a ladder on the back of the RPod to allow easy access to the roof?  On 182, ladder would need to be segmented.
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While the roof can handle a person, it is possible the back can't.  The side walls are metal framing and the front & rear is wood framing, it is likely they would need to add bracing - and therefore more weight - which they wouldn't do since one of their selling points is the low weight.
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What would you do with access to the roof?  I know there are maintenance issues up there, but, to me anyway, those don't seem to justify carrying a ladder around all the time.

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I agree, all the maintenance  can be done at home. 
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Agreed...if I have to do a hasty repair on the roof in the field...I'll pull my TV along side and use it for a platform to work from.
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Originally posted by Tars Tarkas

What would you do with access to the roof?  I know there are maintenance issues up there, but, to me anyway, those don't seem to justify carrying a ladder around all the time.

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     The r-pod does not have a walk on roof as some campers do. Our Vibe does not have one and I think teckntrek may have said it best that lite weight campers generally do not. The Lance trailers are the only fairly lite trailers I can think of with a ladder. It would be nice for washing the camper but I think a folding step ladder would make more sense or like as been mentioned a vehicle parked a long side.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote techntrek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 5:33pm
The pods may not technically have a walk-on roof, but it will handle the weight of an adult.  My new camper has a walk-on roof but I'm not sure yet how I'm going to get up there since it is 10.5 feet off the ground!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote techntrek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2014 at 2:01pm
Interesting, compact so it can go on the road for slide-out roof inspection or emergency access if something goes wrong up on the main roof.
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