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Old 09-18-2014, 09:36 PM   #11
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IMO it's safer, easier to climb, and work from a ladder firmly planted on the ground. I carry a multi purpose ladder in my truck when camping.Bob
What is a multi purpose ladder?
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:37 PM   #12
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..... I have one of these 13 footers when fully opened/extended..., when fully collapsed/folded up it takes up very little space in the corner of the truck bed:



http://www.homedepot.com/p/Werner-13...T-13/100658842

I got mine a few years back on sale for under $70, and use it around the house as well.

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Old 09-19-2014, 07:56 AM   #13
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..... I have one of these 13 footers when fully opened/extended..., when fully collapsed/folded up it takes up very little space in the corner of the truck bed:



http://www.homedepot.com/p/Werner-13...T-13/100658842

I got mine a few years back on sale for under $70, and use it around the house as well.

Bob
Thanks, there has been many times that I would have loved to had a ladder when out camping. I will try to get one before next spring.
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Thanks for the input guys! Lots of good stuff. I'm thinking of going with a telescoping, multi-position ladder instead. That way, I can use it to clean off the camper or make minor repairs and also around the house whenever needed.
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Does anyone know if it's ok to lean a ladder against the trailer to get on the roof?
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Does anyone know if it's ok to lean a ladder against the trailer to get on the roof?
I wouldn't let you do it to mine
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And don't do what I did when I wash the roof, wear rubber boots with all that soap.
That was fun.
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Does anyone know if it's ok to lean a ladder against the trailer to get on the roof?
I have a telescoping ladder. Cut a couple 8" section of a pool noodle and slit the on one side so I slip it on the verticals section of the ladder where it will rub against the TT.

I'm sure many will say its a bad idea, but I am taking my chances.
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Does anyone know if it's ok to lean a ladder against the trailer to get on the roof?

I didn't mean to lean it against the siding of the trailer, what I meant was leaning it against the top where the side and the roof meet in other words on the gutter.
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snip..... leaning it against the top where the side and the roof meet in other words on the gutter.
I try to avoid it, but when it's necessary I place a folded towel against the area the ladder contacts the TT roof/side wall joint to avoid denting the gutter rail and/or having direct ladder contact with the rubber roofing material.

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