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Old 01-28-2017, 10:27 AM   #1
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For those that use an extending type ladder...

When you use an extending type ladder to work on/wash/access your roof, what do you use to keep from scratching the coach? I'd like to get a collapsible extension ladder so I don't have to always use the coach ladder and reach down from the roof. Or be able to just go up the side to reach the slide toppers or attach the antennas after I take the cover off.

Pool noodles? Some other easy to adapt anti scratch device? Trying to avoid a poorly thought out solution that ends up with a large, unsightly scratch....

I'm looking at the extend-a-step ladder that folds down really small and stores easily in my basement.

What do you do to prevent scratches?
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For the few times that you need to do it you can just use a couple of towels wrapped around the up rites and some tape. Works fine.
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I use the pipe insulation you can get at any hardware store. It is cheap and easily replaced when it shows any wear. I cut a piece and it it on the end wring of my extend-a-step.
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This is the ladder I have as well as the top rung protector. Haven't had any issues in the first 12 months

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Xtend-Climb-P...MN8RZAEP35R8XN
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Old 01-28-2017, 04:15 PM   #5
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Pool noodles taped on with black tape. pretty ghetto but works!
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Pool noodles taped on with black tape. pretty ghetto but works!
Same here. I slit the noodles lengthwise and tape them over the top couple of steps.
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I've been using this one

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and wrap a towel around the top rungs when using it on the coach
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Noodles here, but no taping.
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This is the ladder I have as well as the top rung protector. Haven't had any issues in the first 12 months

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Xtend-Climb-P...MN8RZAEP35R8XN
+1. Running the same setup here.
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thanx to all!

I have towels and tape. Will snag a pool noodle at some point.

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I use the Werner folding ladder shown below. Makes a solid 8 ft A-frame for utility work or a 16 ft straight ladder for roof access. The full length leaves about 3+ ft extending above roofline for a safe hold point. I set it on the passenger side just aft of the kitchen slide. I lean it against the aluminum shell that encases the retracted awning, so scratching is no issue. It's right next to the slide, so the slide roof acts as the final, large, solid step climbing to the roof. Very secure and safe.

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I ended up with this: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Giant-...+giant+megamax

Costco had it for $179 which seemed like an excellent price. I think it'll fit in one of the pass-throughs - didn't measure before buying.....but I do like the wider base and platform. Getting a little more concerned about falling than I used to be....
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I use this ladder. Folds up and fits nicely in back closet. Very light so my wife can use it also. They also have it available with a tray to hold buckets ect. $43

Rubbermaid 3-Step Aluminum Step Stool Ladder-RM-AUL3G - The Home Depot
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