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Posted: 01/05/19 08:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will add if I had to BUY a ladder.. That multi-segmented thing that can be a straight (like and extension) ladder. A Step ladder or a scaffold would be my FIRST choice.

Straight ladder for getting on the roof
Scaffold or step ladder for washing and waxing Scaffold is the best way to wash/wax since you do not need to move nearly as often .


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I am a big fan of terra firma. The more firma,the less terror. Therefore, I spend as little time on ladders as possible. If your main priority is washing the tops of your windows, buy a telescoping wash brush. On the rare occasion you want to access your roof, borrow a neighbors’ ladder. It seems that everyone else is carrying at least one of the best ladders available for any job you need to do. If you’re lucky, they also have the requisite skills to perform any repair or maintenance required and will happily clamber up their ladder and demonstrate. Then, all you have to do is sit in your lawn chair,toasting their outstanding abilities,and perhaps provide your wife to steady the ladder.

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In addition to the fixed roof ladder on the back, ours came with a factory folding ladder like this that folds into a 4" x 4" compact size and stores in the basement slide out tray. It works great for windows, awnings, and general maintenance, but a bit short to get on the roof.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CF2O3T0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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rk911 wrote:

Two Jayhawks wrote:

If your intent is to wash windows the folding step ladders (6' or 7') are very handy & easy to store. If you want to get on/off the coach roof SAFELY the telescoping ladder really should go a couple feet beyond the roof. If your coach is 12' a 13' telescoping ladder would be too short in my opinion. I carry a 15'6" telescoping ladder.

which brand, how compact does it get and where do you keep it?


I believe mine is the extend a climb brand I purchased it in 2015 when I got the Dutch Star. I just searched my Amazon history & remembered I think I got it at Sherwin Williams. Anyway they are all over the web especially Amazon. I have plenty of basement space so it fits easily down there. They are compact & not light. I'm thinking 35-40 lbs. There are many ladder choices out there to choose from.


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Sorry, Bobs, getting up on my roof is very rare but I won’t get up on someone else’s because they lack confidence. It’s too dangerous and the injury is too severe. They need to do it themselves, pay a pro or stop RVing. I like to help but not endanger myself.


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I've heard really good things about these and am seriously considering one.....

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B077MLZS7S/r........d_r=78347ee1-1151-11e9-88bd-15e7fd3adce8


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