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Old 06-07-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Hello...So I am planning to get up on the roof at some point to do a wash and inspect. New to these beasts and while I did look it over prior to purchase (used), I want to be able to get up there for periodic cleanings and such. Don't have a ladder. Any particular one that you folks can recommend? Was thinking of getting one of those multi position ones, as I can see other uses for it but not sure if those would be stable or not. Suggestions? Sizes? (my roof height is about 9 feet. Thanks. Jim
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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Hello...So I am planning to get up on the roof at some point to do a wash and inspect. New to these beasts and while I did look it over prior to purchase (used), I want to be able to get up there for periodic cleanings and such. Don't have a ladder. Any particular one that you folks can recommend? Was thinking of getting one of those multi position ones, as I can see other uses for it but not sure if those would be stable or not. Suggestions? Sizes? (my roof height is about 9 feet. Thanks. Jim
To be honest, I have a heavy duty multipostion ladder however I always end up using the collapsable one I keep in the trailer. Point being, folding ladders require you to "mount/dismount" perpendicular to the roof line requiring you to either have exquisite gymnastic skills or a helper that can keep the ladder from walking. At least with the lean-to ladder I can steady it as i am coming down.

I bought my 12 footer collapsible from one of those overstock dailydeal websites several years ago, but here is a link to a similar one on amazon.


https://www.amazon.com/OxGord-Alumin...e+ladder&psc=1
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:52 PM   #3
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We purchased this collapsible ladder from Amazon. My husband says it works great and he loves it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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groupon just had a 12.5 collapsible like mine for sale @ $89 ???? less than half what I paid !
https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-tel...MaAnokEALw_wcB
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Thats the one I bought actually. It was a Groupon


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Old 06-12-2018, 08:30 PM   #6
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Hello...So I am planning to get up on the roof at some point to do a wash and inspect. New to these beasts and while I did look it over prior to purchase (used), I want to be able to get up there for periodic cleanings and such. Don't have a ladder. Any particular one that you folks can recommend? Was thinking of getting one of those multi position ones, as I can see other uses for it but not sure if those would be stable or not. Suggestions? Sizes? (my roof height is about 9 feet. Thanks. Jim
Be careful going On the Roof if your trailer does not have a ladder attached. It probably is t stout enough to walk on. You can spread your weight though on a piece of plywood.

I use a collapsible ladder, but Ive seen an A frame that folds to very small poles, 6 or 7 feet long. Sometimes I wish I had one of those.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:28 PM   #7
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Ordered the one that Lorangs posted. Thanks for the recommendations and the caution about being up on the roof. Yeah, I do have some plywood and most likely will be on all fours and not stand up.
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My husband goes up there to sweep the slides and awning and has had no trouble standing on the roof. Glad it works out for you. Best invention!
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We purchased this collapsible ladder from Amazon. My husband says it works great and he loves it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Never used that one but its interesting and folds compact. I like the looks of that one.
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Brown truck came by today and dropped it off. I climbed up to the roof, very sturdy. Did some cursory checks and found a couple spots where caulk is cracking slightly. Also that vinyl molding (stuff that clicks in a channel) along the roof was coming off in one spot. Pushed that in but can see I will probably need to replace it and it seems to have shrunk or something. That ladder is great though. Thanks again. Jim
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