Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS
Stay ON the rivet seams and OFF the end-caps. I use a tall step ladder alongside not up against the trailer. Good sneakers on a DRY surface. climb off with someone holding the ladder.
And remember....Even dead cats bounce!!!
Since we got our trailer a couple of years ago, I have gotten in the habit of just leaning a ladder against the main awning, right at teh rear of the the trailer near the end cap of the awning.
I do put the ladder at a fairly steep angle (but still safe!) so as not to apply too much load onto the awning. I've done it many times and as far as can tell it causes no problem.
Even so, I'm now wondering if it may not be wise though. Anyone else do this?
As far as the rest of your reply, I do everything exactly the same as you!