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Old 01-11-2019, 09:06 PM   #1
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Waxing the Front Cap?

Like many on this forum I care about the appearance of my Monte. That means polishing and waxing which brings me to this question: how do most of you polish the upper section of the front cap? Iím reluctant to lean an aluminum ladder up against the cap because of the capís rounded front surface ó good chance of scratching the gel coat once I start climbing and putting weight on the ladder. A tall step ladder wonít work because it keeps me more than armís length away from the top of the cap. I suppose itís possible to apply wax to the top of the cap by reaching down from the roof but thatís risking a nasty fall. Anyone have a good solution? Maybe Iím missing something obvious in my old age.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:17 PM   #2
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I lean over the front of the cap to do the upper part but as a builder it doesn't bother me. A nether way so you don't scratch the cap is put pool noddles on the back side of your latter just split and slide them on like you do on the bedroom slide so you don't crack your head!
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:27 PM   #3
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Ed,

A step ladder works well for me. I don't have a problem reaching the top - on mine its less than an arms length.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:37 PM   #4
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I use an 8' type 1a fiberglass stepladder that is very heavy duty. No problem but I am a little higher on the rung than I like and I am on concrete so it is very stable but would be pretty rough if I fell. Using the noodles or heavy towels on the extension ladder is a good idea but I would use more than a household extension ladder type 3. Type 1 or 2 is preferable. Just go as high as you feel safe and stop. One accident is all it takes and you could be threw traveling for good. I fell last October from 3' on concrete and was beaten up pretty bad. Now I've reinjured my shoulder I had rotator cuff surgery on last May. You can not be to careful. Be Safe.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:22 AM   #5
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DH backs the truck up to the front of the trailer and puts a step ladder in the bed of the truck.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:57 AM   #6
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DH backs the truck up to the front of the trailer and puts a step ladder in the bed of the truck.
And then he hides the keys from you
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:28 AM   #7
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telescopic 12 foot ladder, with protective towel over the ladder head.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:48 AM   #8
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I back the truck up to it both centered or off of each side. Standing on the bed rail and tailgate works or with a step ladder in the bed.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:51 AM   #9
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DH backs the truck up to the front of the trailer and puts a step ladder in the bed of the truck.
This best method, with the ladder in the bed of the truck turn ladder front or rear perpendicular to the cap and lower camper as low as it will go with an 8` ladder your not up on the top rung and it`s easy peasy to reach the top. YMMV
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I let my check book do that type of work. I have my wash guy come out 3 times a year twice to wash the rig and wax the front and rear caps and once to wash and wax the whole rig.
Just to old to fall and destroy the rest of my RVing life.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:39 PM   #12
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I have rubber sponges over the portion of my ladder so as to not damage my cap. I have done this with several units and never had a problem.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:59 PM   #13
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DH backs the truck up to the front of the trailer and puts a step ladder in the bed of the truck.



Same here as loneoak as my ladder is to short to reach but stores well. I wax once a year and 303 every month. graphics are 5 years old and look new.
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:01 PM   #14
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What kind of wax do you use?
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I use a mobile RV wash/wax service once a year, they do a fantastic job
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:11 AM   #16
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What kind of wax do you use?

Nufinish. Electric buffer then 303 protectant on the whole cap.
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:28 AM   #17
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One thing that helps. Before I remove camper from truck, I let legs down as far as they will go before pulling pins. Then after removing truck you can lower nose of camper almost to ground. Also moves top to more vertical.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:26 AM   #18
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I let my check book do that type of work. I have my wash guy come out 3 times a year twice to wash the rig and wax the front and rear caps and once to wash and wax the whole rig.
Just to old to fall and destroy the rest of my RVing life.
This is what I do too,,,,, call the guy....
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