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Old 05-08-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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Little Giant ladder mod

The LG ladder is by far one of the best ladders I have. Glad I had to use up air miles.

At first I put a piece of pipe insulation foam on the top rung so that I could sort of kneel on it when reaching onto the roof. That works, sort of. For waxing the roof I decided to make a small platform that sits on top of the two top rungs. This is a wham-bam project, 10 minutes tops. It's held in place by two cleats that drop between the rungs. Since the rear rung is slightly lower it slopes towards the trailer. That's a bonus. It's much easier on the back kneeling and reaching rather than standing leaning forward and reaching. Put on a layer of 1/2" foam and stapled some scrap vinyl over it. Perfect, if I don't say so myself.

For horrified onlookers, I have step ladders where doing this would be asking for a brutal fall. But the Little Giant provides a rock solid platform even when reaching to the center of the roof. 10 minutes well spent.

Enough work avoidance, still have half a roof to do.

Ron
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:09 PM   #2
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Thanks Ron - I have a Little Giant and am going to make one of those too!
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:27 PM   #3
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That looks like a great solution Ron.
I'm tired of wobbling away on the one I have now. Think this is on the to do list.
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Is it safe to walk on Escape trailer roofs?
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:29 PM   #5
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Is it safe to walk on Escape trailer roofs?
NO!
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:58 PM   #6
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The LG ladder is by far one of the best ladders I have. Glad I had to use up air miles.

At first I put a piece of pipe insulation foam on the top rung so that I could sort of kneel on it when reaching onto the roof. That works, sort of. For waxing the roof I decided to make a small platform that sits on top of the two top rungs. This is a wham-bam project, 10 minutes tops. It's held in place by two cleats that drop between the rungs. Since the rear rung is slightly lower it slopes towards the trailer. That's a bonus. It's much easier on the back kneeling and reaching rather than standing leaning forward and reaching. Put on a layer of 1/2" foam and stapled some scrap vinyl over it. Perfect, if I don't say so myself.

For horrified onlookers, I have step ladders where doing this would be asking for a brutal fall. But the Little Giant provides a rock solid platform even when reaching to the center of the roof. 10 minutes well spent.

Enough work avoidance, still have half a roof to do.

Ron
Great mod Ron . I know the "little giant " is a great stable ladder , but be careful we aren't getting any younger . Pat
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:12 PM   #7
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Well, nothing ambiguous about that answer .. good thing I do own one of those type ladders so your mod will come in handy. Thanks for the quick feedback.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:49 PM   #8
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Which model of "little Giant" are you guys using, looks like there are several
Models.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:51 PM   #9
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Wonderful solution, Ron! Something we all can use! Thanks
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:20 PM   #10
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Funny- I was telling another 21 owner yesterday the LG was probably my favorite ladder. I proper it up fairly vertical and use a rubber backed carpet on the driver side and just lean it up against awning on the other side.

Will have to compare that to kneeling; the one downside of the ladder is narrow treads so I wear stiff sole shoes.
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