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Old 03-09-2017, 01:15 PM   #1
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This is how we climb!

Always one to do my own washing/detailing and service work within my capacity, I purchased this 15-step warehouse ladder made by Ballymore Industries.

It provides easy (and very safe) access to our coach from top to bottom, front to back and is simple to move around, lock in place and use. As seen, I've wrapped the handrails and other areas so I can get right up to and against the sides of my coach should I need to.

A little pricey @$1k but a good investment in my opinion and certainly beats the anxiety I used to get with every step up I'd take on my telescoping ladder.

How do you climb?

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Nice garage, too! Can I come on down and have you wash and wax my 40'er?
You know, for the practice!
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Always one to do my own washing/detailing and service work within my capacity, I purchased this 15-step warehouse ladder made by Ballymore Industries.



It provides easy (and very safe) access to our coach from top to bottom, front to back and is simple to move around, lock in place and use. As seen, I've wrapped the handrails and other areas so I can get right up to and against the sides of my coach should I need to.



A little pricey @$1k but a good investment in my opinion and certainly beats the anxiety I used to get with every step up I'd take on my telescoping ladder.



How do you climb?



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Good purchase, I ended up in the ER last time I waxed my coach and fell of the ladder.
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:36 PM   #4
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Nice garage, too! Can I come on down and have you wash and wax my 40'er?
You know, for the practice!
At 44' 11", I'm getting all the practice I need but thanks for the offer.
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I use the "Little Giant" ladder with the platform step accessory.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:25 PM   #6
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I use the "Little Giant" ladder with the platform step accessory.
Be very careful with that ladder. Not that difficult to tip over. We don't want injuries at our age.
That rolling ladder is stable and safe.
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Or we get rid of the ladders and get one of these



Bus Wash Machine - Battery Powered Bitimec Wash-Bots 626 EZ
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Kind a hard to get on the roof top with that one.
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I agree those rolling warehouse ladder are great, I bought 3 of them (mixed heights) at a store liquidation auction when a local Lowes was moving into a new building about a decade ago for around $150.
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I see RV service shops having similar rolling around steps. Got me thinking about one. Have done a bit of Craigslist searching. They do show up there.
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I do every thing I can from the ground. Long handles.
Waxing done by others.
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