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Old 06-22-2020, 09:13 PM   #1
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Have you used a scaffold to work on your MH?

Doing roof, etc. re-sealing and I need a way to do the sidewall joints. I want to re-caulk and then seal with two-inch wide Eternabond. In the meantime, I'm resealing everything on the roof with Eternabond. Then come painting.

There is a question in here, and here it is.

I've decided the best and safest way to work on the sidewalls is off of a scaffold. My question is have you (anyone) used either of these two, or another that you would recommend? (To do the sidewalls, I need to have my feet at least 58-inches off the ground).

From Walmart - free shipping

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pro-Serie...xoC1-0QAvD_BwE

From Harbor Freight - plus $70.00 freight

https://www.harborfreight.com/Heavy-...hoCiHYQAvD_BwE

One more question while I have your attention:

Has anyone painted Eternabond installed on your RV roof while painting the roof? I'm going to be using Heng's Rubber Roof coating.

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Short answer yes. I have installed solar panels on two RV's. Made it easy to get panels up on the roof. Should work good for your job. Got mine at Home Depot. Also used when painting the house.
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Thanks for the info. I've looked at Home Depot and Lowe's and they want from $230 for one set. I'd buy from them without hesitation but was hoping someone might have had some experience with the lower cost ones from Walmart and Harbor Freight.
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Rubber roof or fiberglass? I would search Craigslist first, in my area they are always listed just as you have posted
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My Harbor Freight scaffold is real handy for working high up on the sides of the MH, especially when polishing it.
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I just purchased a Harbor Freight model off of Craigslist for $90 a couple weeks ago. Used it for the first time to paint our patio cover and was glad I had it. Saved a lot of up and down on a ladder. I plan on using it for polishing the MH also. Very handy to have around and I don't plan on selling it for some time.
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I have a rolling staircase of the type workers use to get things down in warehouse stores,I use it to access things high up on my coach. I bought 3 of them in various sizes at a store fixture auction about 15 years ago from a Lowes that had moved across the highway to a new building for about $150 total.
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I keep debating on getting one for myself but when I do decide it will probably be from Menards.

https://www.menards.com/main/paint/l...515-c-7985.htm
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Thanks to 1doodadd and capnqball, just found one on Craigslist. Picking it up this afternoon. $90. If y'all weren't so far away, I'd buy both of you a coffee...or beer.

This is why iRV2 is my favorite place to go for advice. Thanks to all of you for your input.

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You will be glad you got it. I have accustom cabinet and renovation business and use the scaffold all the time, but I will admit that it probably comes in as helpful if not more to work on MH. You will love having it.
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Yes, I bought and use a 6’ rolling Metaltech scaffold I purchased from Northern Tool. I wash our MH from ground level with a foam cannon, extendable lambs wool mop, and use a DI rinse, but the rolling scaffold works great for waxing, cleaning the windshield, treating slide seals, etc. I also use it to have a 5-6 foot advantage when using the ladder to access the roof. Oh, I bungee a 4’ step ladder to the bottom of the scaffold before climbing on the scaffold. 60+ years old will make one creative. Safe travels.
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Those Baker style scaffolds are all pretty much identical, and probably all made in the same factory. I bought 2 from Northern to stack and make a 12' one, and then added one from Home Depot to make it 18'.


And yes, I used a 6' section to replace the front clearance lights on both the Suncruiser and then the Sunstar. Rather than use the end ladder rungs for access, I lashed an 8' step ladder to one end. That made it a lot safer.
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Glad you found the cheaper one.

Yes I have used the Harbor Freight Scaffold for several years. In between jobs it makes great shelving in the garage.
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I just uncaulked and resealed my fiberglass roof. I sat and kneeled on the roof to push the 4" razor blade into the caulk. I don't think one can do that from a scaffold as you won't be on top of the caulk line and can't get the leverage one needs working from the side.

Resealing, sure. But that's the way easy part of the job. Eternabond? You need to be directly ontop of the tape to roll it firmly down.

The scaffold would just get in the way IMHO.
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