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Old 06-16-2011, 05:57 AM   #1
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how do I get on my roof

I own a 2011 Mountain Aire and it did not come with a back ladder. How do I get on my roof?
Has anyone have a type of ladder they take with them that stores in the garage? If my roof is over 12 feet high do I buy a 16 or 20 foot long ladder?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:57 AM   #2
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I have one of these, it has a 17 ' working length. It folds up small enough to easily fit in the MH basement.

I had the 13' model but it was too short.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:04 AM   #3
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I have one of these, it has a 17 ' working length. It folds up small enough to easily fit in the MH basement.

I had the 13' model but it was too short.
Hey all, here is one at sams club looks the same as route66 Multi Function Ladder - 17' - Sam's Club
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Yep, looks good.

Don't buy a Little Giant at 3 times the cost as the Cosco model and the Cosco is rated Type 1A, 300lbs.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:57 PM   #5
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Which ever ladder you choose get a swimming noodle and cut it in half and put a piece on each side at the top of the ladder where it contacts the coach. It will help cut down on paint scratches and fiberglass damage.
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I carry one of these: Amazon.com: Telesteps 1800W 300-Pound Duty Rating Aluminum Telescoping Extension Ladder with Wide Step, 14-1/2-Foot: Home Improvement

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My roof is about 12 feet. I have two ladders.. one is a 10' telescope I use on the sides of the MH (too short to get on the roof) the other is a 16 (I think) foot extension ladder, that's about fourteen feet extended. That is the minimum (really need one more foot)

As it happens, I like a traditional extension ladder, I spent 7 years on top of those suckers as a Roofer. The mounted ladders I do not like at all and at 300+ pounds they do not like me either.. I ripped mine off, Partially by just climbing it, the rest with tools,

OH, the extension ladder I have (A vintage SEARS product) converts to a STEP ladder, Works great come wash & wax season.

The 10 footer is enough for me to do "Edge of roof" things like chaninge hats on the stink pipes.
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As always you guys are great. Thanks for all the ideas.
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