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My first bit of advice is. Fill in your location in your profile, then if you need help someone local may offer to come to your rescue.
My second bit of advice is. It depends on weather the van roof is aluminium or GRP. aluminium dents so much easier that I would always either keep off or use a board to spread the weight. A stone in the tread of your shoe can puncture the surface, and kneeling down can dent it. If it is GRP you are usually OK to walk on it with clean non gritty shoes.
When working on a van roof you must also be very careful not to slip. A dirty green roof is very slippery and a lot of cleaners are very slippery, especially some of the RV roof cleaners.
Ours was designed to be walked on, but I don't know if it you could put chairs up there and enjoy the view.
If you need to be up there for maintenance, a bit of carpet and some plywood should make it less of a problem, carpet works twofold, it protects and eases any damage caused by localised pressure and stops the plywood from sliding out from under you
Both coachbuilts I have owned and the one my parents own have all had something written in the user manual. my first said 70kgs, this one says 85Kgs and I can walk about on them. I keep my Kayak on so I have grip tape on the roof to stop me slipping.
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