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Old 05-16-2019, 10:48 AM   #267
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I use it before every trip to wash down any bird droppings or other stuff off my solar panels.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:52 AM   #268
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Dave, I came across a rear ladder post of yours back in Dec'18 and you mentioned that you'd repainted your 04 37B Adventurer. My 05 HR exterior is in pretty good shape; however, a new, updated color would look good on her. I noticed you live over in IN (not that far from me) and was wondering what you learned about repainting a big MH. I've also been considering getting a full wrap and need to learn a little more about durability, especially around the bay doors and slides. Pls let me know what you learned and a picture if you can. THX
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:37 PM   #269
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I use my ladder every trip as well. I check to make sure everything is okay before and clean the slide covers and make sure the antenna is down before going my rv. Glad to have one.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:59 PM   #270
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A month ago I used an extended ladder to get on the roof to clean it and the hose caught the ladder and it fell down. I was 100 ft from the house and my DW did not hear me yelling. I stood there for 10 minutes figuring eventually she would come looking for me. Then it dawned on me, I have a rear ladder and got down. That's how much I use it!
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:16 AM   #271
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I use the rear ladder to access the roof. Seems safer to me than leaning a ladder against the MH to get on the roof. Only thing you have to get used to is it being perfectly vertical, which is strange because normally a ladder is at an angle, so you don't have to keep a death grip on it.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:16 PM   #272
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Almost daily. Branches, wind, stuff out of trees, dirt, check on awnings, air con units, solar panel, grease antenna, leaks and more, if you not your not maintaining your coach.
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I use my ladder every trip as well. I check to make sure everything is okay before and clean the slide covers and make sure the antenna is down before going my rv. Glad to have one.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:01 AM   #274
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Use every month to check entire roof. Just finished my every 4 month mold removal. Used Wet it and forget it this time will let you know how it works. Florida is very humid and mold loves a damp roof to grow.
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I use mine all the time; as like others, the lower portion is stashed in my garage somewhere; it takes up too much storage room in the bay it will fit in. I am fortunate that I can fit a 7' fiberglass step ladder in one bay from side to side. I lean it up against the rear ladder which gives me enough height on a secure ladder before I have to use the last two top rungs of the attached ladder. Makes it a whole lot easier coming down also.
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I use mine all the time; as like others, the lower portion is stashed in my garage somewhere; it takes up too much storage room in the bay it will fit in. I am fortunate that I can fit a 7' fiberglass step ladder in one bay from side to side. I lean it up against the rear ladder which gives me enough height on a secure ladder before I have to use the last two top rungs of the attached ladder. Makes it a whole lot easier coming down also.
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i too have ladder in bay but i have my ladder lower extension installed on ladder and tie wrapped to keep it from bouncing off..
i have 3 roof a/c's tv antenna and power lift. 4 solar panels and two fans that need cleaned oiled etc. so i use ladder a lot as we are in coach 6-8 month a year,,, it's my opinion that the rear ladder is the safest way to to the roof if its well anchored..
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:50 AM   #277
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To answer the OPs initial question - Yes.

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Rear ladder

There's 20 pages to this post and I didn't read all of them.
However, I don't know if this is true or not, but I was told that an RV without the rear ladder means the RV is cheaply made and that roof isn't designed to walk on.
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To answer the OPs initial question - Yes.
Me too. Isn't that why they put the ladder on there to begin with?
I have a pair of tennis shoes I keep clean in the MH I use when going up onto the roof. I put the shoes in a bag tied to a rope and toss the rope up onto the roof. After I climb onto the roof I sit down and change my shoes. i don't want to chance scratching the rubber roof with something stuck to my street shoes. The tennis shoes have more grip too.
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