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Old 06-10-2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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Getting on the roof of a Prism 24G

What are people using to access the roof on their 24G as there is no built in ladder. I hate to lean a ladder against the side and there certainly isn't enough room to store a folding step ladder that would be tall enough.
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Old 06-10-2017, 04:52 PM   #2
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For my 24R (same floorplan, I think) I just lean a ladder against the side of the unit. In my case, it tends to lean against the rain gutter, not the fiberglass, and I haven't had any issues ... but it would probably take some paint off if the ladder slipped to one side or the other.

I bring a telescoping ladder with me. I think it extends to 12 feet (at least) and stores in a space about 2-1/2 feet long. Only problem with it is that it's a bit heavy.

The one I have is something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/OxGord-Alumin...PWTTKMH2EYEW48
A number of similar products are available.

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Old 06-12-2017, 05:42 PM   #3
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I just lean a ladder against the side of the unit. In my case, it tends to lean against the rain gutter, not the fiberglass, and I haven't had any issues
I did the same on my 2401R. How often do you coat rubber roof?
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Even though I have a ladder on the rear of my TT, I have a ladder like DaveJordan has. It's not heavy, < 25#, and I don't like the straight up ladder on the back. I'm on my roof as least once a month to inspect it for damage. Twice a season for cleaning and 2 times putting on and taking off the cover.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:26 PM   #5
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Temporary Solution

Today I just parked the Prism next to the house and climbed over the railing on the 2nd story deck so I was able to wash/treat the rubber roof, which looked like it had just sat out in the weather for the last 15 months on the dealer lot.

It's still seems to be a pain to wash the window on the front but I'll figure out something.

The collapsable ladders look like they woudl work nicely.
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I did the same on my 2401R. How often do you coat rubber roof?
My roof is fiberglass...
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Don't know how to tell. If your is fiberglass than my 2016 should be the same.
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Don't know how to tell.
The Forest River web site currently says that all Foresters have a fiberglass roof - it doesn't distinguish based on chassis or anything.

I'm reasonably certain that all Forest River MBS chassis motorhomes have had fiberglass roofs since (at least) the 2015 model year, but I would have a difficult time proving that there aren't any exceptions...

On the other hand, the web site for the Georgetown Prism says that it has a "Crowned, Laminated TPO Roof" and the Firestone building products web site defines TPO as follows:
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Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply reflective roofing membrane made from polyprophylene and ethylene-propylene rubber polymerized together.
So that sounds a bit like it might be rubber.

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