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atikovi

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Posted: 05/15/20 10:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Specifically the one in the middle. I'm not getting on the roof. I have no place I can park it under to reach it from above. I got to the outer ones fine with a ladder, but it's too far a reach from the sides. Can I lay a ladder on the front over the windshield without breaking the glass?

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Posted: 05/15/20 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The roof is your best option. A big risk to lay a ladder on the windshield.





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Posted: 05/15/20 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lay a sheet of plywood on the roof to spread your weight.


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I would hire someone that lives by you that has the aptitude to do what you need done to get on the roof and complete the job. I wouldn't lay a ladder down near the windshield.


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The roof is the best/easiest option.

Some sort of scaffolding could also work; perhaps the simplest there would be a painter's plank and the associated supports. Standard Baker's scaffolding or similar units are probably not wide enough to straddle the nose of the RV.





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You could try one of those ladders that has the stand off arm at the top resting the standoff on the cab above the windshield. The ladder itself would not touch the glass. Just a thought.


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To bad your not near me I would do it for you.
Seems like I’m on mine every few days lately.


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A long enough ladder will rest against the roof above the windshield without hitting it, BUT you need to fasten the base of the ladder so it doesn’t kick out... a rope to the front axle or bumper.


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Go to a equipment rental yard and rent a scaffold that is a little higher than the roof for 1/2 hour and do it in their yard.

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Go up on the roof lay down on your belly and fix the lights. Use to have a Itasca that had lights like those. replaced the bulbs a few times. Worked for me.





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