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Old 06-03-2018, 01:25 AM   #1
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I want to wax the top of this 210. I am not comfortable having a ladder in the open position alongside the RT, and turning sideways to wax the top. Can I get any opinions/recommendations/comments, whatever, about putting blanket around the top of the ladder, leaning it against the RT and taking care of the chore? I did it with the 190, but that was metal and this being fiberglass, I have not a clue. Ron
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:18 AM   #2
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I want to wax the top of this 210. I am not comfortable having a ladder in the open position alongside the RT, and turning sideways to wax the top. Can I get any opinions/recommendations/comments, whatever, about putting blanket around the top of the ladder, leaning it against the RT and taking care of the chore? I did it with the 190, but that was metal and this being fiberglass, I have not a clue. Ron
I would hire someone to do it!

You know.. falling off of a ladder or the top of your rig is a really big deal...
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:14 PM   #3
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I put a ladder up against the side all the time, but try not to put it at any more angle than needed. I put a towel over the top of the ladder to keep any abrasion down. I try to stay atleast a few inches away from any window opening. The fiberglass is very solid IMO.
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An inexpensive, rubber backed carpet bath mat is a good solution to protect the Roadtrek from being scraped by a ladder that is leaned up against it.

And it won't slip off either...
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Thanks all. Grandson said he would handle it. Ron
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Propping up an unsecured ladder against an RV or for reaching any roof for that matter is an accident waiting to happen.
I used to do this myself, until our Safety Officer reprimanded me since we've had numerous accidents using a ladder in that manner.
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Propping up an unsecured ladder against an RV or for reaching any roof for that matter is an accident waiting to happen.
I used to do this myself, until our Safety Officer reprimanded me since we've had numerous accidents using a ladder in that manner.
You won't be enjoying your RV if you fall from the ladder..
Get someone who knows what they're doing with the proper equipment.
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I use (and always carry) a Telesteps 1400E telescoping ladder.

There's a long roof rack on my rig and I bungee cord it in place so that there will be no catastrophes of the ladder-crashing-down sort.

I use two pieces of closed cell pipe insulation to cover the ladder rails that make direct contact with the side of the van.
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If you have a Little Giant Ladder, you could use the scaffold method.

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I used a balcony in Grand Isle State Park once to inspect my roof.

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