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Old 10-23-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Installing a 5th Wheel Cover Without Climbing on the Roof

Thinking of purchasing and installing a custom fitted cover for our new 8528IKWS Flagstaff 5th wheel BUT do not want to climb on the roof. On sale now at CW.

Does anyone install a cover using ladders? Possible?
Would it be possible to attach the two corners of the cover to long wooden (or other) poles and work it from the rear to the front?
Any other ideas would be welcome.

Have seen the many suggestions for protecting sharp corners/edges using tennis balls or swimming noodles.

Looking for your suggestions regarding installing without climbing on the roof.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Installing a 5th Wheel Cover Without Climbing on the Roof

I would say no from my experience. These covers are heavy and bulky.


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Old 10-26-2014, 01:27 PM   #3
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I used to see Camping World ads for the Ezee Up RV Pulley Lift, but a quick Google now only shows references in other forums and a few sales prices for the cover. If I recall, the pulley was attached to the top of the RV ladder, but since I don't have a cover I never read the full ad info. I suspect it was designed just to get a bulky cover up on the roof, but then you would still need to get up there to do the work.


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Old 10-26-2014, 03:51 PM   #4
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being at least 40 lbs, there is no way you could safely handle that from a ladder. You would be safest on the roof
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:49 PM   #5
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If one is capable a backpack frame with the cover strapped to it.

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Roll the cover out on the ground then fold and roll it inside out so that once on the roof you just unroll it front to back unfold from the center to outside edges.

You could tie some rope to the corners to pull the sides down from the ground if you want.
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