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Old 12-06-2009, 02:54 PM   #29
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looked and tried the telescoping ladders (like the telesteps) but passed.

the issue is they are SINGLE side ladders and need to lean up against something.

so working from the patio awning side is fine but either end cap or non awning parts on the street side are a problem.

i've also been on the stream roof dozens of time but would NOT use the telescoping ladder for that purpose.

not enough base stability, and the upper end isn't designed well for CLIMBING off or back on...

ymmv, but for routine CLIMBING onto the top, a LARGE stable A frame or extending house ladder is needed.

the 'little giant' types also work well because the TOP section can be folded onto the stream as a platform.

but these are hardly 'compact' for travel hauling.

anyone approaching 70 might wanna pay a youngster to climb on the roof.

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Old 12-06-2009, 04:48 PM   #30
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anyone approaching 70 might wanna pay a youngster to climb on the roof.
Not so decrepit as you might imagine, I can still do a few things. I plan on training my young trophy wife to climb up on the roof and do the work up there while I direct her from my combination rocker/wheel chair while I sip gin and tonics. I figure the training (i.e., convincing) time will be about 20 years. If that doesn't work, it'll be time for a cherry picker.

I have household extension ladders including an ancient one made of wood that are good for roof climbing, but for travel I want something for those (hopefully) rare times when I have to fix a leak or something else on the roof. I did hire a youngster last spring when I had a leak (different from "had to take a…") at a tire shop in Minnesota—he had ladder and caulking gun and did a good job for $20 (I got the caulk). If it were an RV shop, it probably would have cost $40.

One other matter—compare "hex's" writing style with 2air's. Could "hex" have transmogrified into 2air'?

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Old 12-06-2009, 05:03 PM   #31
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I plan on training my young trophy wife to climb up on the roof and do the work up there while I direct her from my combination rocker/wheel chair while I sip gin and tonics. I figure the training (i.e., convincing) time will be about 20 years. If that doesn't work, it'll be time for a cherry picker.
If that doesn't work you could trade er in for a new model.
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If that doesn't work you could trade er in for a new model.
I think the cheapest trade in would be a new model ladder; new trailer, second least expensive; wife, priceless.

Perhaps a collapsible ramp would be better than a ladder—I could drive a supercharged Hoveround up it.

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