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Old 03-12-2022, 12:54 AM   #1
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Solution for reaching front cap to wax

I started to polish/wax my Freedom Elite using Meguires 3 step kit. I had some lumber laying around so I made a scaffold. Itís on swivel caster wheels so I can easily roll it around. While the paint was wet I threw some sand on the deck to make it non slip. Now I can reach the front & rear caps (and the sides) without going up & down a ladder. I did the rear today, it worked pretty slick.
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Old 03-12-2022, 01:14 AM   #2
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Old 03-12-2022, 01:29 AM   #3
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I want one of those!!! . Great work!!
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Old 03-12-2022, 01:54 AM   #4
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As my wife always tells me. I shouldnít be left unsupervised😁
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Old 03-12-2022, 02:18 AM   #5
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Do you see a way it could be engineered with heavy hinges to allow folding? The problem I'd have is storage.
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Old 03-12-2022, 02:49 AM   #6
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Do you see a way it could be engineered with heavy hinges to allow folding? The problem I'd have is storage.
Iím not sure of where you could hinge it. I suppose you could either nut and bolt it in specific places or maybe use a hitch pin type setup?
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Old 03-12-2022, 02:53 AM   #7
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Good job!!!!

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Old 03-12-2022, 03:01 AM   #8
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I think you should draw up plans and market this.
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Old 03-12-2022, 03:59 AM   #9
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Do you see a way it could be engineered with heavy hinges to allow folding? The problem I'd have is storage.
A Seneca owner on the Jayco forum posted his mod to a Werner Baker style scaffold. He extended the platform so it would fit over the nose of an S2RV chassis. Assembled and disassembly in under 5 minutes.
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Old 03-12-2022, 06:18 AM   #10
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A Seneca owner on the Jayco forum posted his mod to a Werner Baker style scaffold. He extended the platform so it would fit over the nose of an S2RV chassis. Assembled and disassembly in under 5 minutes.
Would you mind posting a link? Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2022, 12:50 PM   #11
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Do you see a way it could be engineered with heavy hinges to allow folding? The problem I'd have is storage.
NOW THAT IS NICE. As for hinging it. Use heavy duty door type hinges on the (Outside) to allow the two sides to fold flat against the large section. Make the floor section to have removable boards.

I just got finished waxing mine. Did the lower half with a ladder, then got up on the roof to do the upper. Pain in the ass.
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Old 03-12-2022, 01:35 PM   #12
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Nice work! Sure beats a ladder
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Old 03-12-2022, 01:43 PM   #13
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Would you mind posting a link? Thanks!
Here you go

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f64/seneca-maintenance-and-washing-aid-86353.html
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Old 03-12-2022, 02:36 PM   #14
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I have a different idea that should work.
Use 2 ladders with ladder jacks. place them 9 foot apart and a 2 x 12 across and over the garage door. Drive RV in between. Should work with normal garage doors since your not actually driving it into the garage, but just maybe a foot or two of the hood.
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Old 03-12-2022, 04:42 PM   #15
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Dang I like that!! I bet it weighs a lot less than mine too😁 Wish Iíd seen that before I made mine.
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Old 03-12-2022, 06:43 PM   #16
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Very Cool! I have some front cap window work to do and I've been trying to decide the best way to tackle it. Kinda wish you were my neighbor!
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Old 03-12-2022, 07:44 PM   #17
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I sure am glad my wife will not allow me up a ladder.
Nice job!
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Old 03-12-2022, 07:56 PM   #18
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I like it.
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Old 03-12-2022, 08:16 PM   #19
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I like the post by CHS using two ladders, ladder jacks and a walk board. I already have all of the items.
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Old 03-13-2022, 12:24 AM   #20
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