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Old 04-17-2017, 11:52 AM   #15
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Our coach has a ladder for roof access - however, having used it once - I'll never use it again. When you reach the top of ladder your on the fiberglass "rear cap" of the coach - which is more decorative than structural - and flexes a whole heap when my fat butt steps on it. Instead, I use a Werner "Multi-Ladder" - which in the "straight" position is 17' tall and can be placed against the side of the coach. When placed on the side of the coach (roughly 12 feet tall) - it leaves me a 3 foot high handhold to make the transition from ladder to coach and/or coach to ladder. Once I'm up there ... the roof gets a "hands and knees" scrubbing followed by a hand waxing.

As others have suggested - any work on the roof is best handled by youngsters. As long as I limit it to once or twice a year - I can usually entice my youngest kid to take care of it for me. (Reminding him that I can easily spend a bit of his inheritance and hire it out seems to help him find the time and energy to give me a hand! )
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:21 PM   #16
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I hand the hose and brush with soap on it up to my wife. Occasionally she'll hand the brush down and I'll re-soap it. While she is scrubbing I sit back with a beer and supervise from the ground. I have pictures of proof.
We have the same procedure. My wife won't let me on the roof. She is afraid I might fall and kill myself or become an invalid and she would have to take care of me.
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So far mine gets washed by pulling it out of the shed ahead of a big thunder storm. I am paranoid about falling as I fell and broke my back in 2010, and am just now recovering to the point of being mostly normal.
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We have the same procedure. My wife won't let me on the roof. She is afraid I might fall and kill myself or become an invalid and she would have to take care of me.
Us retired military folk have a knack for those type things. My DW feels the same way and she likes to play the cards I have. Master Card, Visa, etc. I can't blame her as I'm likely to fall and she'd have to take care of me. She has done that for two ACL reconstructions, two rotators cuff replacements and a knee replacement. She says - no more.
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