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Old 03-29-2014, 04:13 AM   #1
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Weight limits for the top of my bus?

I need to clean and paint the top of my bus, and I was wondering if the roof will support my weight?
I have a 1995 Ford B Series bus. How would I find out about weight limits for the top of my bus?
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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Re: Weight limits for the top of my bus?

I would not worry too much but I would make sure you step on the ribs just to be sure. I was on top of my 83 GMC and I am about 275 so hope that tells you something.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:24 AM   #3
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Re: Weight limits for the top of my bus?

At the local bone yard, they have used buses to create a fence line to keep thieves out. They stacked two buses high in some places and the lower bus didn't crush under the weight of the upper bus. Besides, I grew up with my grandfather and aunt driving for the school system, we walked on top of the buses all the time, easiest way to clean them.
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Re: Weight limits for the top of my bus?

I've never seen weight limits posted, but it's high.

I've had 30 people dancing on a wooden roof deck, all attached directly to the large structural roof ribs. I was way more worried about the rhythmic pounding on the wood than the roof.

Walking around with a couple people to clean, seal, etc. won't be a problem unless your roof is falling apart already!

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