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Old 07-13-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Do any of you carry a ladder or step stool to access the roof while camping? If so, what kind? I've been thinking of purchasing something like this - very lightweight and tall enough to get on the roof should need be. Would fit nicely under the dinette table:

http://www.amazon.com/Cosco-20652GAB...ef=pd_sxp_f_pt
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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Come on Greg. You just hoist your spouse up there and stand on the ground and give very specific and detailed directions on what needs to be done! (and if you believe that let me sell you some ocean front property in Odessa, Texas!)
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I usually just lower the top and climb up there over the propane tanks. Another nice thing about the HiLo is the ability to clean the windows and the top half of the exterior without a ladder.
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Lower the HiLo and stand on a picnic table to climb on the roof. Had to do this once when the AC was very noisy. Had to replace the AC. This was done by our HiLo dealer.
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I climb up from the tongue but I do pack one of these around. Catch it when it's on sale or with the 20% off coupon to save a few bucks.

Step Stool/Working Platform

PS: Go to their website and print out the coupons. The float chargers are only $5.99. I bought four of them about two years ago and the first one I used is still going strong!
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Wayne, I'm afraid DW did not like your idea so that's not an option

Sam, seems like you would have to park pretty close to the picnic table to use it which may be difficult at some sites but I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!

Vannoch, guess I never thought about using the trailer tongue and propane bottles to step up there so I'll give that a try. I like that little stool, Ruben - looks pretty sturdy! Thanks for mentioning the battery tender. I do have one of these that I'm gonna put in my tool kit:

http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender...r+plus+charger

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In NY state our campsites come with a movable picnic table. Every campsite that I have stayed with that is private has had movable picnic tables. With todays huge trailers and slides this is a good thing.
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In NY state our campsites come with a movable picnic table. Every campsite that I have stayed with that is private has had movable picnic tables. With todays huge trailers and slides this is a good thing.
That's great! In California, they would be stolen.
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My experience has been that the tables are very heavy and it takes at least two strong people with good backs to move them. Our truck with a cap is always full of camping gear. No room for stolen merchandise of this size.
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So no one has put a ladder on their HiLo??
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