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Old 04-07-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Walk on roof???

Time to wax the roof of our 19. Has anyone been on a 19 foot on all 4s to wax? Safe, leg goes through roof, locust swarm
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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place a 2' x 4' piece of plywood otherwise use a step ladder to reach
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:37 PM   #3
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Slippery than snot. Be safe. Reach but don't over reach. You SHOULD be able to reach both sides from each side to the middle. I use a mop on the roof of my Scamp. Put on the wax, wrap with a t-shirt and wipe off.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:41 PM   #4
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Plywood likely to scratch gelcoat.
I use a ladder with foam on the ladder rails to protect the trailer.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:04 PM   #5
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I was using a step ladder last year so I wouldn't have to rest anything on the gelcoat and almost well actually did fall off over reaching. I will use Glens idea this year .
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:52 PM   #6
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Here is how I would do it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:23 PM   #7
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I use one of those little Giant type ladders. When I apply wax to the roof I do not buff the wax, just leave it as is.
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:32 AM   #8
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? About waxing. Is all waxing done by hand? Is there some tool out there I can buy to make things easier? And I think I read that someone was waxing the thing 4 times a year. Yikes! That seems like a lot.

Our 17b will be living outside in the BC rain. How many times a year are people who live in rainy climates waxing ?
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I use Simonize Wash 'n' Wax and probably wash it every couple of months. I have applied a proper wax a couple of times.
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? About waxing. Is all waxing done by hand? Is there some tool out there I can buy to make things easier? And I think I read that someone was waxing the thing 4 times a year. Yikes! That seems like a lot.

Our 17b will be living outside in the BC rain. How many times a year are people who live in rainy climates waxing ?
I'm a bit anal when it comes to cleaning and waxing the cars and trailer, but 4 times a year has me beat. I use one of these, although there are cheaper brands around.

Amazon.com: Flex XC3401VRG Orbital Action Polisher: Home Improvement

I use it with Mequiars RV Cleaner Wax as it takes a bit of work to do the clean part, wipe it off by hand. Everyone seems to have their favorite products. On my 20' stickie, I try and clean and wax once a year, it lives outside in New England.
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