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Old 05-16-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Standing on LP cover

I am at the point where I have to wax the very front top panel. I weigh about 170lbs. Have any of you guys (or gals) stood on the cover? It looks pretty sturdy.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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Unless your lp tank cover is sturdier than the one on my 2006 Safari, I wouldn't do it... i weigh 175 and wouldn't want to stand on it, let alone stand on it and try to accomplish something... but then again I'm 60 and have given up damn fool things.... well I was up on the roof replacing shingles while DW was at the grocery store.... sometimes I have lapses....
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #3
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Don't do it. It is not weight-bearing....
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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If you try it, have someone take a video of it.
Videos are more intertaining than just pix.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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I wouldn't stand on the box!
when I polished that area, I used a ladder tucked in tight to the frame/box. I can almost reach the top end of the curved panels.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice guys. I think I'll set up two ladders on either side of it and put a plank above it. Bluto, if I change my mind I will take a video. How do you guys get up there to do it? Anything easier than the ladder and plank idea?
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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Problem solved. My buddy has a lift of Baker Scaffolding and I can leave the cross bars off of one side to get it in close.
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No weigh (pun intended) - I'm a bit under 170 and would never consider it.
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Hi Dan: I know it is work but I lean a ladder against the awning (protecting the awning with a blankeet between the ladder and awning) and simply climb on top of the rig staying close to the rivet seam lines. I mostly scoot on top, no walking as too risky for me. While on top of the rig I wax the top and rear center panels, check the caulking, and clean the undersiide of the vents front and rear.

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Thanks for the advice guys. I think I'll set up two ladders on either side of it and put a plank above it. Bluto, if I change my mind I will take a video. How do you guys get up there to do it? Anything easier than the ladder and plank idea?
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I see you solved your problem by using a scaffold, that's probably the safest way.
I use a Little Giant ladder that is high and wide enough, in the step ladder position, to fit over the propane tanks and gives full access to the frontal area at the top.
Even though you now won't need to take a video, I must admit I was looking forward to it.
Have fun and shine that baby up!
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The cover is stronger than you think. Yesterday I was waxing the end cap with a step ladder put right up against the lower rock guard and tongue. To reach the back center of the end cap, one foot on the cover and one foot on the ladder. Now that's not standing on the cover, but half my 200 lbs. was on the cover. This is safer than trying to lean from the ladder. But I wouldn't stand on it with 2 feet.

I wonder about scampering around on a waxed roof. Slippery?

Off topic perhaps, but the propane cover looks crummy. I repainted it a couple of years ago and tried waxing it yesterday (after I was finished standing on it), but it still looks crummy. I guess I'll repaint it again someday. It takes the same paint as the tongue.

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Old 05-17-2012, 12:25 PM   #13
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Well, just because I was curious, I stepped off of the baker scaffolding onto the cover. I stayed on the outside edges and it was OK. My wife came out and made me get off. Somehow she interpeted my curiosity as stupidity. Boy some women just can't understand intellectual inventivness. Thank God Orville Wright was not married to her.
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Somehow she interpeted my curiosity as stupidity. Boy some women just can't understand intellectual inventivness.
Maybe she knows you can't spell "inventiveness".

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