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Old 08-02-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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My "new to us" Beaver coach never came with a ladder so getting on the roof required an extension ladder today. I didn't want to scratch or dent the roof so I had a piece of 3/4" foam pipe insulation laying around and split it and put it over the rungs. It worked perfect!!!

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Slick trick!
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Slick trick!

Hopefully not too slick. EEK
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I love this forum! I am always finding ways to spend the kids inheritance!
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I love this forum! I am always finding ways to spend the kids inheritance!
The foam pipe insulation cost about $1.26. I doubt they will be too upset with this purchase LOL.
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I leave the bottom half of the MH ladder at home. Instead I carry a standard 6' aluminum ladder that I place under the ladder permanently attached to the back of the MH. Climb up the 6' ladder to the MH ladder, then on to the roof. That way I have a ladder I can use to get on the roof and a ladder that reaches everything else on the MH.
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Great idea dogpatch! Use the same pipe insulation to protect wiper blades from sunlight while parked.
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Sorry too report I tried the idea with the wiper blades but it wrecked my blades. At the ends of both are now torn.
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Great idea. Thanks for sharing!
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Sorry too report I tried the idea with the wiper blades but it wrecked my blades. At the ends of both are now torn.
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You are supposed to remove them before operating the wipers! LOL
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My "new to us" Beaver coach never came with a ladder so getting on the roof required an extension ladder today. I didn't want to scratch or dent the roof so I had a piece of 3/4" foam pipe insulation laying around and split it and put it over the rungs. It worked perfect!!!

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Great idea, if you are at home but what about when you are on the road? I guess you can duct tape it to the back of your 1/4+ million rig!
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Nice trick but one nit to pick... You applied to the rails, not the rungs,,, The Rungs are where you put your feet.

Still good job.. I use some special ladder bumpers when I lay the ladder against the side,, Same concept.
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Neat idea and the price is right. Personally I would use a swim noodle, the closed cell foam would last longer and add more protection.
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